Mission: Impossible’s Simon Pegg Opens Up About Battling Alcoholism While Shooting The Third Film


By Carlie Hoke

Original Source: cinemablend.com

All of the fortune and fame that comes with being successful in Hollywood comes with a few daunting pitfalls, as we have seen in more than just a few famous and tragic cases. Addiction is an issue many celebrities have faced and, now, Simon Pegg, who plays Benji in the Mission: Impossible franchise has come out candidly about his battle with alcoholism while shooting the third film in the franchise.

Simon Pegg, who is probably best known for his contributions to comedy with films like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, spoke on an episode of the podcast Headstrong about how he dealt with anxiety while filming Mission: Impossible III. The Star Trek star explained that his coping mechanism was to just drink constantly before heading into set, a practice that he recognizes as self-destructive. Here it is in Pegg’s own words…click here to continue reading