Ben Affleck: "Alcoholism is very common among Hollywood actors"


By CAPosts 18 January, 2021 - 09:50pm 110 views

The famous American actor and director Ben Affleck , 48, offered intimate details of his challenging fight against his addiction to alcohol in a recent interview with the specialized site The Hollywood Reporter. " I started drinking too much during the filming of 'Justice League', and it is something difficult to face and deal with," the interpreter was sincere about the moment he understood that "he was an alcoholic. "

The two-time winner of the Oscar asserted that alcoholism is extremely normal in the film industry: “ If you only knew how many actors, directors and screenwriters are alcoholic or compulsive in some way. It is something very common in Hollywood ”.

However, Affleck expressed that while he always kept his situation from moving to the workplace, some of his fellow professionals did not. "I've worked with actors who turned up drunk!" said the interpreter, who also emphasized that this was never the case: " I drank whiskey in the living room of my house and fainted, alone."

"But I recovered and now I am sober," said the actor proudly who has not drunk for a long time and who, as a result, feels "healthier and better than ever." "It took me a while to get it .... I had some lapses, like most people, but I feel really good," he concluded.

In the interview he gave to The Hollywood Reporter, the actor also referred to his media romance with Jennifer Lopez. He claimed that his relationship with the Latin singer was ended, in part, by pressure from the media, which nicknamed them "Bennifer."

In an interview with The New York Times last year, the director of "Argo" referred to one of his relapses. It was recorded by the paparazzi leaving a party drunk in 2019. The video went viral, and he admitted a setback in his recovery.

"Relapses are shameful, of course, " the actor admitted about that painful episode that went around the world and the one who managed to get ahead without having to go back to rehabilitation. “I wish it hadn't happened. I wish it wasn't on the internet for my kids to see . Jen (Garner, his ex-wife) and I did our best to address the issue honestly. ”

Affleck and Garner are the parents of Violet, 14, Seraphina, 10, and Samuel, 7.

He was seen drunk after a Halloween party

At that time, he also called his breakup from Jennifer Garner "the biggest mistake of his life" and spoke openly of the devastating impact his addiction had on his marriage. “I didn't want to get divorced, I didn't want us to be a divided family. It was very painful and disappointing, ”he confessed.

The actors announced their separation in 2015, but in 2018 they signed a divorce.

In August 2018, Affleck had been photographed on the doorstep of his Los Angeles home while receiving a box full of alcohol After the images became known in the media, his ex-wife admitted him to a rehabilitation center in Malibu, where he remained for 40 days. After being discharged, in a message on Instagram, the actor thanked his family and fans for the support he had received.

“Fighting any addiction is a life-long and difficult fight. Because of that, one is never really in or out of treatment. It is a full time commitment. I am fighting for myself and for my family, "Affleck expressed in his heartfelt message.

Affleck had been in a relationship with Cuban Ana de Armas since the beginning of last year. In the last hours it was confirmed that the actors, who met while filming a movie, separated after almost a year of dating.

"Ben is no longer dating Ana," a source told the American magazine People . " She broke up with him. Their relationship was complicated. Ana does not want to be in Los Angeles and Ben obviously has to do it since his children live there, "added the informant to the media.

Another person close to the former couple indicated that, however, the break was on friendly terms. “ They are at different times in their lives and there is deep love and respect from both. Ben still wants to work on himself and has three jobs in a row.

The two were portrayed together numerous times during the Los Angeles pandemic. The “Knives Out” actress confirmed their relationship on Instagram in April when she shared photos of them celebrating her 32nd birthday.

Source: Infobae

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