Film Actor opens up on dark past
Ben Affleck is going through a tough time after his break-up with Cuban-Spanish actress Ana de Armas, but he is dealing with the situation with disarming honesty, opening up on his demons.
The actor in a recent interview explained that he began to drink too much while filming ‘Justice League’ but is now facing up to his problem.
“I drank, like, alone in my living room and just passed out, like, with scotch. But I got sober,” Affleck told The Hollywood Reporter.
“If you knew how many actors and directors and writers were alcoholics or compulsive in some way, I mean, it’s the most ordinary thing in the world in Hollywood.”
Affleck has had several spells in rehab but after a big effort, seems to be on the right track now.
“I’ve been sober for a while now, and I feel really good – as healthy and good as I’ve ever felt,” Affleck added.
“Like, ‘Be honest. Have integrity. Take accountability. Help other people.’ It’s a good set of things that they teach you.
“It took me a little while to get it – I had a few slips, like most people – but I feel really good.”