GARY OLDMAN talked about his career in a recent Los Angeles Times interview, but also revealed that he was a functional alcoholic for a while.
The legendary Oscar winner was nominated for the Academy Award this year for his role in Manka. He said he hadn’t tasted alcohol for 24 years, but it took him twice to get rid of the addiction. .
When asked why he did not leave the house soberly, he said that a woman would not recognize him and would throw him out as an intruder. “I will sit down and tell the waitress to bring me a large glass of vodka. She can bring it to me right away, because I am an alcoholic, so I need to have a drink as soon as possible.”
He continued: “People are romantic with it, and even I did it.” “All my heroes are alcoholics or drug addicts, so when you see all these poets, writers and actors you will be confused…”
He also admitted how much alcohol he had drunk. “I sweat in vodka. It becomes a part of you. In the morning my tongue is black. I blame the shampoo for that. I don’t want to make my worst enemy because it is hell.”