Jamie Lee Curtis and Colin Farrell have more in common than being great actors. They also struggled with addiction.
In a conversation for Variety’s Actors on Actors the pair were talking about their latest films – Jamie Lee’s Everywhere, All At Once, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination on Monday, and Colin’s The Banshees of Inisherin, for which he was nominated for Best Actor.
When the conversation turned to their legacies, Jamie Lee, 64, said unequivocally that his remained dry: “Being sober is going to be a legacy for sure, because you stop what has been a problem. generational in my biological family,” she says.
Legacy: Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, told Colin Farrell, 46, that his greatest legacy was sobriety in conversation for Variety’s Actors on Actors. “Being sober is going to be a legacy for sure because you’re stopping what has been a generational issue in my biological family,” she said.
The actress – who is the daughter of Hollywood legends Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh – became emotional as she said: “For me, that’s going to be the greatest thing I do, if I can stay sober.”
“Because generations of people have had their lives ruled and ruined by alcoholism and drug addiction.”
“For me,” she concluded, “sobriety first.” Still.’
Colin, 46, has been sober since 2006 but made headlines when he checked himself into an Arizona rehab center in 2018 as part of a “preventive measure” to maintain his sobriety.
Casual elegance: The Scream Queens star was dressed in a casual yet elegant black long-sleeved t-shirt and white satin maxi skirt. The Batman star looked dapper in black jeans and a jacket with a gray t-shirt
Sober: The Senior Entourage actress, who’s been clean since 1999, talked about the ‘gift’ of sobriety.’ The rules apply to you, just as they apply to others… Legacy is about making friends and loving well… and bringing the art here’
Explaining that the donkey who played his character Pádraic’s pet in Banshees had a support donkey on set, the actor joked, “You and I both know you only need two people to have an AA meeting.”
The Senior Entourage actress, clean since 1999, spoke of the “gift” of sobriety.
“The rules apply to you, just as they apply to other people…so that, to me, is what inheritance is.”
Clean: Colin has been clean since 2006. Explaining that the donkey who played his character Pádraic’s pet in Banshees had a support donkey on set, the actor joked: ‘You and I both know that you only need two people to have an AA meeting”
“Legacy is about making friends and loving well, really loving your people and bringing the art here.”
When discussing the films that had the biggest impact on their lives, Jamie Lee chose Halloween in 1978.
That’s because it was the impetus to meet her husband, 74-year-old Christopher Guest.
Biggest impact: Jamie Lee said 1978’s Halloween was the film that had the biggest impact on her life, as it led, in a roundabout way, to her meeting her husband Christopher Guest, 74.
When listing the movies that meant the most to him, Colin revealed that the producers of 2011’s Fright Night introduced his mother, Rita, to her current husband, and 2009’s Ondine, where he met his son’s mother. aged 13, Henry, Alicja Bachleda- Curus. The couple separated in 2010.
The actor has an eldest son, James, 19, with his ex-girlfriend, Kim Bordenave. James was born with a neurological disorder known as Angelman Syndrome, which affects motor functions such as speech and movement.
“The films gave me so much more than I could ever have thought I gave to an audience,” Colin said. Jamie Lee accepted.
The Scream Queens star was dressed in a casual yet stylish black long sleeve t-shirt and white satin maxi skirt.
The Batman star looked dapper in black jeans and a jacket with a gray t-shirt.
Most meaningful film: Colin said in 2009 Ondine, where he met the mother of his 13-year-old son Henry, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, was the film that had the most meaning for him. The couple separated in 2010 (pictured in Anaheim, California in May 2019)