Simon Pegg Says He Hid Alcoholism While Filming ‘Mission: Impossible’

Simon Pegg has opened up about his private struggles, revealing that he hid his alcoholism whereas engaged on the set of “Mission: Impossible III” within the 2000’s. The actor mentioned the matter on a current episode of the BBC’s “Desert Island Discs,” by way of the Guardian.

“You become very sneaky when you have something like that in your life,” he instructed Lauren Laverne, host of the radio program.

Pegg, who performs a IMF technical discipline agent Benji Dunn within the collection, disclosed that he developed an dependancy after struggling a collection of psychological well being points. He saved the matter personal whereas filming “Mission: Impossible III,” which was launched in 2006.

“You learn how to do it without anyone noticing because it takes over. It wants to sustain itself and it will do everything it can to not be stopped,” stated Pegg. “But eventually it just gets to a point when it can’t be hidden, and that’s when, thankfully, I was able to pull out of the dive.”

Pegg attributes his highway to restoration to the start of his daughter in 2009. 

While talking with Laverne, Pegg additionally shared some particulars about his relationship with “Mission: Impossible” star Tom Cruise, who he has appeared alongside for 4 “MI” entries, with the fifth, “Dead Reckoning Part One” releasing this summer season.

“My relationship with him is just very simple and amiable,” stated Pegg. “It’s always been a very easy relationship. I think you realize, when you meet the person rather than the thicket of mythology that’s built up around them, it’s a different experience. I mean, he loves [the fame] and he really relishes it. It’s all he knows. It energizes him and spurs him on.”

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