Born in Liverpool, 59-year-old actor Jason Isaacs studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, and his long acting career spans titles like “The Patriot” (2000), “Peter Pan” (2003) and by supposed to the famous Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies; he also in television series including Star Trek: Discovery, The OA, and now the famous Sex Education, where he plays Peter Groff.
But very few people know that in the year 2020, a year that affected the entire planet, Jason Isaacs revealed that he had overcome his addiction to drugs and alcohol , and had been sober for 24 years. In a controversial interview, he publicly apologized, saying, “[I’d like to apologize to] anyone who knew me before I was 30, because he was a drug addict, and all my relationships were experienced through that prism.”
Jason Isaacs revealed that his addiction began at the tender age of 12, when a bartender gave him and his friends a bottle of Southern Comfort, after which he “woke up with a terrible headache, reeking of vomit with a huge scab and the memory of utterly embarrassing [himself].” From then on, the actor said he “pursued the sheer ecstatic joy [he] felt that night for another 20 years with increasingly dire consequences.”
Eventually Jason Isaacs realized he needed help, and he began his sobriety in 1998 and has been going strong ever since. However, it was not a unique achievement: his wife, Emma Hewitt, played an important role in his well-being and in the person he is today. That’s something Isaacs has repeatedly admitted and appreciates her presence often.
Jason Isaacs himself explained how he met his wife, and partner, for 34 years: “Emma was a documentary filmmaker, but now she proudly announces that she will never work again as long as she lives, so she better win me over life decently. We met at drama school and have been together ever since. We are not actually married, although we call each other husband and wife; otherwise people get quite peculiar. But it seems a little weird to call someone your girlfriend when you have kids.”
But let this not alarm anyone! Neither Jason Isaacs nor his “wife” are against legally joining as husband and wife: “I’ve proposed to her and, oddly enough, Emma has accepted, but every time we think about planning a wedding I get a job. Then we’ll get married one day.” The love he feels for the mother of his two daughters is so great that the actor declared that the best kiss of his life was “The first kiss with my wife on Halloween in 1987, behind some Venetian blinds at a party.” stage manager in Maida Vale”.
Now, don’t think it was easy for Jason Isaacs to overcome his addictions. The actor confessed that he is surprised not to have had problems with the law, “considering what my life was like before I gave up drugs and drink at 35, it is extraordinary that I am not talking to you with an orange jumpsuit through a sheet of paper. of glass”.
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