??Hunger Games? Star Wes Bentley Talks Drug Addiction

??Hunger Games? Star Wes Bentley Talks Drug Addiction

Hes made quite a name for himself as Seneca Crane in The Hunger Games, though Wes Bentley actually hit the big time well over a decade ago.

The handsome movie star scored a huge win with his role in American Beauty, but soon thereafter he got into heavy heroin use and derailed his life.

Wes told press, My heroin addiction happened in a matter of days. I put up such a wall that I didnt even go and meet with these great directors whom I respected and admired so much.

I wasnt bringing my A game to any of them. I dont know if I was bringing my B game. I just kind of didnt care and [was] coasting.

After four years of sobriety, Bentley says hes cleaned up his life and cant wait to see whats next. Ive been given this second chance, and Im going to do everything I can with it. And with Chris Nolan giving me an opportunity [in the upcoming Interstellar], Im working with people that I can really learn from.