Jamie Lee Curtis And Collin Farrell Share Their Grueling Journey Towards Sobriety: “Being Sober Is Going To Be A Legacy”

Contrary to common assumption, those who live in the spotlight, such as celebrities and public figures, are often not immune to temptations and vices. The actors and actresses on TV who make us laugh, weep, and experience all the other emotions also occasionally feel sad, guilty, ashamed, and even powerless, just like regular people do.

Many celebrities, including Jamie Lee Curtis and Collin Farrell, have succumbed to addiction to dangerous substances as a result of consuming large quantities of them to recover from injuries that have caused them a great deal of pain. While some people tend to rely on dangerous substances and vices to relieve their helplessness and sorrow.

Since her remarkable portrayal of a deranged IRS collector in “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” Curtis, 64, has drawn a lot of attention. As a result, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the 2023 Golden Globe Awards. The 79th Venice Film Festival’s coveted Volpi Cup for Best Actor went to Colin Farrell, 46, for his performance in “The Banshees of Inisherin,” which also starred Martin McDonagh and Brendan Gleeson. Farrell’s achievement made headlines.

In a recent chat on Variety’s Actors on Actors, Curtis and Farrell discussed a variety of topics, including how keeping clean has evolved into one of life’s greatest blessings for them. The two discussed their paths that brought them to this point in time as well as their respective legacies as well-known actors in the entertainment business. Continue reading to find out more about what Curtis and Farell discussed during their enlightening chat.
Many people are likely familiar with Curtis thanks to her legendary roles in movies like “Freaky Friday,” “Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” and, most recently, “Knives Out.” She has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a People’s Choice Award, a BAFTA, and even a Golden Globe for her performances. But Curtis’ success also brought about her drug addiction.

People Magazine claims that the actress originally received an opiate prescription in 1989 after having minimal cosmetic surgery to treat her “hereditary swollen eyes.” She developed a dependence on obtaining painkillers as a result. She would even steal drugs from her friends and family, according to the magazine, in order to satisfy her urge.

Curtis acknowledged at the time, “I was ahead of the curve of the opiate pandemic. “I had a 10-year streak of theft and deceit. Nobody knew. No one.”

In addition to being addicted to opioids, the “Scream Queens” actor was also revealed in a 2009 Reader’s Digest story to be a recovering alcoholic.

Farrell, like Curtis, developed a dependence on prescription opioids and recreational substances as a result of a back ailment. Farrell’s spokeswoman verified in a separate People Magazine claim that the actor checked himself into a treatment center for fatigue and dependence in 2005.

Farrell disclosed to Jonathan Ross in 2008 that his severe drug and alcohol addiction has caused him to forget nearly ten years of his life.

“I had been heavily intoxicated or high for nearly 16 years; it was a difficult transition. But I was on my deathbed, and I’m one of the fortunate ones,” he said.

In 2022, the two have already quit drinking and doing drugs, and they are succeeding in their respective occupations and personal lives.
Curtis and Farrell were speaking during an Actors on Actors interview with Variety, and eventually their conversation turned to asking one other about their artistic legacies.

The debate was brought to a new level by Curtis’ response, which seemed to touch close to home for the two performers who had worked hard to get to this point.

“Staying sober will undoubtedly leave a legacy. I’m putting an end to a generational problem in my biological family. If I can stay sober, it will be the best thing I have ever done. because alcoholism and drug addiction have wrecked the lives of generations of people. Sobriety comes first for me. Always,” Curtis said with grace.

Variety reports that Curtis’ family has a history of alcoholism and drug abuse, with her father Tony developing an addiction and her brother Nicholas passing away from an overdose.

On the other side, Farrell backed up Curtis’ argument with the following moving statement:

“The fact that art exists at all is due to the fact that it expresses the human situation. And notwithstanding any blessings. Regardless of how much money I have or experience in my life, I share the same human condition as the person who doesn’t have a roof over his head. Internally, we are in the same position.

The previous time Farrell spoke to Ross about his sobriety on an emotional, almost spiritual level, he briefly summarized the advancement he had achieved.

“Let’s name it even though I don’t think I have a chemical predisposition to depression. For years, I ignored a spiritual illness that I was experiencing. When you’re in agony, you may feel really alive, he said. “I’m relieved to have broken that cycle in my life. I’m incredibly fortunate.

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