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Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs Reveals 'Decades-Long Love Affair with Drugs'

Harry Potter's Jason Isaacs Reveals 'Decades-Long Love Affair with Drugs'

Jason Isaacs, well known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, revealed he had a “decades-long love affair with drugs.”

“I’ve always had an addictive personality and by the age of 16 I’d already passed through drink and was getting started on a decades-long love affair with drugs,” the 57-year-old actor told the Big Issue. “Every action was filtered through a burning need I had for being as far from a conscious, thinking, feeling person as possible,” he continued. “No message would get through for nearly 20 years.”

Jason revealed the first time he got drunk at age 12.

“The barman, who we thought at the time was a hero and I now realize belonged in prison, sneaked us a full bottle of Southern Comfort,” he said. “We drank the entire thing in the toilet, then staggered out into the party, reeling around farcically. I vomited, fell on and pulled down a giant curtain, snogged a girl, god bless her… ran out into the street, vomited again, tripped, smashed my head open on the pavement and gushed blood all over my clothes.”

“The next morning, I woke up with a splitting headache, stinking of puke with a huge scab and the memory of having utterly shamed myself. All I could think was… I cannot f—— wait to do that again. Why? I’ve no idea. Genes? Nurture? Star sign?” Jason recalled.

Jason also spoke about what happened before he quit using.

“I remember there being a moment, not long before I got clean, when it suddenly occurred to me that if everybody I knew died, literally every single person, I probably wouldn’t mind that much,” he said. “In fact, I might like it, because then it would be an excuse to sit in a room by myself and take drugs and everybody else would say, ‘Well you know, fair enough, you heard what happened didn’t you?’”

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