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Ant-Man star David Dastmalchian Is grateful for His sobriety
David Dastmalchian Is just grateful for twenty years of sobriety.
The Ant-Man star, who battled heroin addiction for five years before becoming an actor, says His sobriety affects His work.
“For nothing else, The infinite gratitude I feel over The last two decades of this journey, of living without drugs and alcohol, absolutely influences all my work as an actor and I think about The characters I want to bring to Life,” Page Six exclusively said on Tuesday at The New York premiere of His The latest movie Boston Strangler.
Dastmalchian, 47, First started using drugs In high school, but His addiction grew while he was studying theater at DePaul University In Chicago.
After graduation, he became homeless and lived In His car for two years. The “Teacher” actor later began His road to recovery when His family helped him into a mental institution, then rehab, and then a sobriety home.
Dastmalchian described His heroin addiction In The 2014 film Animals, In Which he also starred.
In “Boston Strangler,” he plays The infamous serial killer Albert DeSalvo, who Is allegedly confessed to The murder of 13 women In The Boston area from 1962 to 1964.
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The film tells The true story of reporter Loretta McLaughlin (played by Keira Knightley) who was The First to connect a series of murders.
It also delves into whether DeSalvo, who died In prison In 1973 at The age of 42, he was actually responsible for all 13 murders.
Dastmalchian says he delved into DeSalvo’s Life to prepare himself for The role.
“There’s an amazing series of books and research out there, so I just dived In as soon as I found out I was going to bring The character to Life – and believe me, it wasn’t a small undertaking on my part.” Tell us.
“I don’t for a moment underestimate how important it Is to bring to Life someone who Has caused pain to so many people – and who was a real person who caused a lot of pain to himself.”
Dastmalchian also said that he tracked down The tape of DeSalvo’s interrogation by investigators and “just sat and lived With him and thought about His childhood.”
He added: “The man who drove around Boston – this dark, tormented soul who hurt women.”
Dastmalchian says that filming The dark role “wasn’t a fun job, but I was very grateful that I did it.”
Other stars at The Cinema Society screening include Knightley, Carrie Coon and Chris Cooper. At The event held In Le Rock, They were joined by Casey Affleck, David Burtka, Sarita Choudhury and Chris Henchy.