Bobby Lee is opening up concerning the “nightmare” second on the set of “And Simply Like That” that sparked his sobriety journey.
Whereas showing on “Broad Concepts with Rachel Bilson,” the actor — who stars within the HBO revival of “Intercourse and the Metropolis” as Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) podcast co-host, Jackie Nee ― recalled the time he acquired so wasted earlier than filming that he couldn’t learn his traces.
“After I was utilizing — that is essentially the most horrifying factor — I used to be in Hawaii and I used to be blackout drunk and my agent calls and stated, ‘They want you in New York,’” Lee, 51, stated on the podcast episode that aired Monday.
He stated his agent then sprang it on him that the present’s crew wanted him on set the very subsequent day attributable to them having to modify across the filming time due to Parker’s schedule.
On his technique to New York, Lee stated, “I took, like, 600 mg of THC and I acquired shitfaced. I used to be in a blackout once I landed in New York.”
A lot to his horror, he was instantly taken to the AJLT set as a substitute of his lodge like he had anticipated.
“My face simply grew to become drenched with sweat,” he defined. “I keep in mind going there, being so excessive and drunk, and once I was studying the script I couldn’t even perceive what the fuck it was even saying. And it was essentially the most tough scene, too. I needed to cross a road with [Parker] and it’s in the course of New York.”
The previous “MADtv” star continued, “I couldn’t even say the fucking first line. It was a nightmare. I keep in mind saying to myself, ‘That is by no means going to occur once more.’ I needed to get sober. That is insane.”
Lee, who has been sober for a 12 months and a half, stated the second “might’ve been a profession ender.”
Because the eye-opening ordeal, Lee says he’s labored on boosting his confidence by being kinder to himself.
“I’ve been leaning into that somewhat bit, like who I’m and what I’ve executed, and it offers me confidence. I look within the mirror typically [and tell myself], ‘Dude, you labored approach too onerous, you’ve gone by means of a lot and also you’ve taken so many dangers, and you’ve got expertise,’” he stated.
However Lee confessed, “It’s onerous to say these issues to your self… since you sound boastful.”
Nonetheless, he says “pumping myself up” works like a allure, including, “I really feel just like the Korean Brad Pitt.”
Season 2 of “And Simply Like That” is streaming on Max.