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Strong: Jamie Lee Curtis took a deep dive into her life after a secret fight with drugs and alcohol, she told Variety this week

She was born into a famous family, but made her way into the entertainment industry and has a great resume.

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And despite years in the spotlight, Jamie Lee Curtis took a deep dive into her life after a secret battle with drugs and alcohol. The 60-year-old actress told Variety that she has been herself for more than 20 years as a & # 39; junkie & # 39; considers after she initially sought help to combat her addiction with painkillers.

The star also spoke frankly about her past with her father Tony Curtis, who played with Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 movie Some Like It Hot. Jamie claims she had cocaine and freebased with the star before she was clean.

Strong: Jamie Lee Curtis took a deep dive into her life after a secret fight with drugs and alcohol, she told Variety this week

Strong: Jamie Lee Curtis took a deep dive into her life after a secret fight with drugs and alcohol, she told Variety this week

Tough: The 60-year-old actress said she herself even more than 20 years after seeking help to fight her pain pill addiction as a & # 39; junkie & # 39; regards

Tough: The 60-year-old actress said she herself even more than 20 years after seeking help to fight her pain pill addiction as a & # 39; junkie & # 39; regards

Tough: The 60-year-old actress said she herself even more than 20 years after seeking help to fight her pain pill addiction as a & # 39; junkie & # 39; regards

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Tony died of cardiac arrest in 2010 at the age of 85.

During his career he played in many hit films such as Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) and Spartacus (1960).

& # 39; I knew my dad had a problem because I had a problem and he and I shared drugs, & # 39; Curtis told Variety. & # 39; There was a time when I was the only child talking to him. I had six brothers and sisters. I have five. My brother, Nicholas, died of a heroin overdose when he was 21 years old. & # 39;

The star added: & # 39; But I shared drugs with my father. I once used cocaine and freebased with my father. But that was the only time I did that and I did that to him.

& # 39; He eventually became sober for a short time and was very active in recovery for about three years. It didn't last that long. But he found a recovery. & # 39;

Restless relationship: the star also spoke frankly about her past with her father Tony Curtis; seen in the 80s

Restless relationship: the star also spoke frankly about her past with her father Tony Curtis; seen in the 80s

Restless relationship: the star also spoke frankly about her past with her father Tony Curtis; seen in the 80s

As a baby: Tony died of cardiac arrest in 2010 at the age of 85. During his career he played in many hit films such as Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) and Spartacus (1960). & # 39; I knew my dad had a problem because I had a problem and he and I shared drugs, & # 39; Curtis told Variety
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As a baby: Tony died of cardiac arrest in 2010 at the age of 85. During his career he played in many hit films such as Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) and Spartacus (1960). & # 39; I knew my dad had a problem because I had a problem and he and I shared drugs, & # 39; Curtis told Variety

As a baby: Tony died of cardiac arrest in 2010 at the age of 85. During his career he played in many hit films such as Sweet Smell Of Success (1957) and Spartacus (1960). & # 39; I knew my dad had a problem because I had a problem and he and I shared drugs, & # 39; Curtis told Variety

Jamie talked about her own struggle for most of the interview.

& # 39; I call myself a junkie, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I just call myself a junk, so I demystify it. I call myself a drug addict because I am a drug addict. & # 39;

While Jamie followed a set route to become a world-famous star with classic roles in Halloween, A Fish Called Wanda and True Lies, everything was not what it seemed behind the scenes.

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& # 39; I was in a good stable marriage, writing books for children who were bestsellers, I got more and more work, and more and more fame and attention and admiration … I got more as my addiction got worse, not less, & # 39; she said. & # 39; My buttocks made that denial much more penetrating because it all worked. & # 39;

His most famous film: Tony with Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot

His most famous film: Tony with Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot

His most famous film: Tony with Marilyn Monroe in the 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot

One evening after dinner, she caught herself taking a handful of Vicodin as if they were vitamins, followed by a sip of wine and knowing that she had to change something.

& # 39; I called a friend of mine who was recovering, an old colleague of mine, and I was terrified that I was a public figure and walked to recovery centers and was near recovery & she said. & # 39; I was terrified of it.

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& # 39; I told my friend, who had been recovering for a long time: & # 39; Is there a way a famous person can meet me and go to a recovery room with me? And a woman called me. And I met her, someone I had never met, and she walked with me and I have been sober since that day. & # 39;

Although sobriety has its challenges, she wants to maintain her sober lifestyle at all costs.

Sad: one evening after dinner, she caught herself taking a handful of Vicodin as if they were vitamins, followed by a sip of wine and knew she had to make a change

Sad: one evening after dinner, she caught herself taking a handful of Vicodin as if they were vitamins, followed by a sip of wine and knew she had to make a change

Sad: one evening after dinner, she caught herself taking a handful of Vicodin as if they were vitamins, followed by a sip of wine and knew she had to make a change

& # 39; I bring sobriety with me, & # 39; she said. & # 39; I have attended recovery meetings all over the world. I was probably sober for about nine months when I made Freaky Friday.

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& # 39; I placed a large sign next to the catering car and it said: & # 39; Every day a recovery meeting in the Jamie trailer. & # 39; I left the door open and didn't know if anyone would show up. We eventually called it the Mobile Home Recovery Meeting.

She admitted that her talks about the trailer were probably & # 39; my favorite group of sobriety & # 39; were they were once part of.

& # 39; I participated in groups all over the world, but there was something about the cross-section of ages and genders and jobs and races, and it was profound & # 39 ;, she said.

Jamie understands how important it is to remain committed to a program in her ongoing fight against recovery.

& # 39; There is great power that comes from self-declaration: this is who I am, this is what I do and I am going to try and quit, "she said. & # 39; If I want to say that the reason my life is so much better is because I am sober, because I control it. I gave that information, specifically as a public figure, to recognize the reality of my life. & # 39;

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& # 39; I called a friend of mine who was in recovery, an old colleague of mine, and I was terrified that I was a public figure and walked to recovery centers and was near recovery & she said. & # 39; I was terrified of it & # 39 ;; seen in September in Toronto

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