"I moved on. This is the first I've ever been able to say that and mean it."
Rourke's own journey mirrors, in many ways, that of his character in "The Wrestler," so much so that it made parts of the film difficult for him.
"There were a lot of things in it that were a little, just a little too close."
Now, he says, he's concentrating on his career and has already completed his next film. Asked if the demons are gone, he said, "Most of them are, yes."