Jamie Lee Curtis and Colin Farrell discuss the ‘gift’ of being sober in Actors on Actors chat

Jamie Lee Curtis and Colin Farrell have more in common than being great actors. They have also struggled with addiction.

In a conversation for Variety’s Actors on Actors the pair were discussing their latest films – Jamie Lee’s Everything Everywhere All At Once, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe nomination 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, stated unequivocally hers was staying dry: ‘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.

Legacy: Jamie Lee Curtis, 64, told Colin Farrell, 46, her greatest legacy was sobriety in a 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 – grew emotional when she stated, ‘For me, It’ll be the single 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. Always.’

Colin, 46, has been sober 2006 but made headlines when he checked himself in to an Arizona rehab facility in 2018 at a ‘preemptive measure’ to maintain his sobriety.

Casual elegance: The Scream Queens star was dressed in a casual but elegant long sleeve black T-shirt and white satin maxi skirt.  The Batman star looked dapper in black jeans and a jacket with a gray T-shirt

Casual elegance: The Scream Queens star was dressed in a casual but elegant long sleeve black 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 has been clean since 1999, spoke about the 'gift' of sobriety.'  The rules apply to you, just like they apply to other people... Legacy is about making friends and loving well... and bringing art here'

Sober: The Senior Entourage actress who has been clean since 1999, spoke about the ‘gift’ of sobriety.’ The rules apply to you, just like they apply to other people… Legacy is about making friends and loving well… and bringing art here’

When 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 who has been clean since 1999, spoke about the ‘gift’ of sobriety.

‘The rules apply to you, just like they apply to other people… so that’s, to me, what legacy is.’

Clean: Colin has been clean since 2006. When 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'

Clean: Colin has been clean since 2006. When 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’

‘Legacy is about making friends and loving well, loving your people really well and bringing art here.’

When discussing the films that had made the greatest impact in their lives, Jamie Lee singled out 1978’s Halloween.

That is because it was the impetus for meeting her husband, Christopher Guest, 74.

Biggest impact: Jamie Lee said 1978's Halloween was the film that had the most impact on her life, because it lead, in a roundabout way, to her meeting husband Christopher Guest, 74

Biggest impact: Jamie Lee said 1978’s Halloween was the film that had the most impact on her life, because it lead, in a roundabout way, to her meeting husband Christopher Guest, 74

When listing movies that meant the most to him, Colin revealed that the producers from 2011’s Fright Night introduced his mother, Rita, to her current husband, and 2009’s Ondine, where he met his 13-year-old son Henry’s mother, Alicja Bachleda- Curriculum. The couple split in 2010.

The actor has an older 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.

‘Films have given to me much more than I could ever think I’d given an audience,’ said Colin. Jamie Lee agreed.

The Scream Queens star was dressed in a casual but elegant long sleeve black 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 2009's Ondine, where he met his 13-year-old son Henry's mother, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, was the film that had the most meaning for him.  The couple split in 2010 (pictured in Anaheim, CA in May 2019)

Most meaningful film: Colin said 2009’s Ondine, where he met his 13-year-old son Henry’s mother, Alicja Bachleda-Curus, was the film that had the most meaning for him. The couple split in 2010 (pictured in Anaheim, CA in May 2019)

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