Simon Pegg will return this year to the Mission Impossible saga along with his inseparable companion, Tom Cruise. He actor He has been part of the action saga since 2006, when he began playing Benji Dunn in mission impossible 3.
This implies that Simon Pegg was filming the third film in the saga when he was going through one of the most turbulent moments of his career and his personal life.
As the actor himself has confessed on Desert Island Discs for the BBC (via The Guardian), his alcohol addiction problems were at their peak while filming the film directed by JJ Abrams.
with the fifth movie From Mission Impossible in which he participates on view, Simon Pegg recalls one of his darkest moments, and how his own addiction made him manage to avoid getting caught.
Simon Pegg returns as Benji in Mission Impossible 7
The actor recalls how the addiction itself made him look for ways to continue drinking without anyone finding out, but also points out that, when he finished losing control, it was impossible not to notice that he was going through problems.
“You learn to do it without anyone noticing. The addiction wants to maintain itself and will do everything possible not to be stopped. But eventually, you reach a point where it can’t be hidden, and that’s when, Fortunately, I was able to get out of the well.”
Simon Pegg largely credits the birth of his daughter in 2009 as a lifeline that helped him get back on his feet. The actor was able to direct his life and his career before it was too late. We have seen it in sagas like Star Trek or Star Wars and series like The Boys.
This summer, Simon Pegg will once again lend his technical wisdom to Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible: Deadly Judgment – Part 1, where Benji Dunn will return to the big screen.