Jason Mewes opened up about his battle with habit over time, recounting a very emotional second along with his longtime buddy and collaborator, Kevin Smith, that helped pave his highway to restoration.
Mewes, who has been sober for 11 years now, spoke candidly about Smith’s help with fellow recovering addict Steve-O on the most recent episode of his podcast, Steve-O’s Wild Trip! The actor recounted how Smith masterfully used collaborations as a crux to assist embolden him to get sober, encouraging Mewes to get clear so he might proceed to look in his movies.
Mewes is greatest identified for his position because the Jay to Smith’s Silent Bob within the 1994 hit indie comedy Clerks and its sequels, in addition to its spin-off movies Jay and Silent Bob Strike Again and Jay and Silent Bob Reboot. He is additionally starred in Smith’s Mallrats and Dogma, amongst others.
Mewes shared the lengths that Smith went to in an try to hold him clear, together with driving him to rehab, paying for therapy, and housing him in his visitor residence to control him.
“Prior to now, he would all the time attempt to assist me like, ‘Hey, should you do not wish to miss out on this chance then you could both go into rehab or you are going to come stick with me and you are going to stick by my aspect,’ ” Mewes mentioned. “Proper earlier than [Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back] I went and stayed with him in his visitor home and I actually could not depart his home or visitor home except I used to be with him.”
Mewes additionally remembered a very emotional Thanksgiving with Smith that led to one among his earlier stints in restoration, sharing, “I keep in mind I went to his home, it was Thanksgiving and I all the time used to have Thanksgiving with him. I keep in mind me and him sitting out in entrance of his home, and he is crying, saying ‘I wish to allow you to in, however the entire household is right here.’ “
Amy Sussman/Getty Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes
He continued, “And I had a tank-top on, and I had monitor marks. And he is like, ‘I can not have you ever see them like that.’ And I am like, ‘I can not are available in for a plate of Thanksgiving dinner?’ And he is like, ‘You’ll be able to’t. Right here, I’m going to carry you some meals.’ That was the primary time I received sober for some time.”
Mewes would relapse years later after receiving remedy for his kidney stones earlier than getting clear as soon as extra. Nonetheless, Smith’s continued help had a long-lasting influence on the actor, who mentioned on the podcast: “All the difficulty I had, I had Kevin’s help and I do know that made an enormous distinction within the consequence of the whole lot.”
Watch Mewes’ interview above.
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