Thursday, April 16, 2009

Marlee Matlin's Confession

Actress Marlee Matlin says she was in rehab when she found out she had been nominated for an Oscar. The Children of A Lesser God star tells the story in her new book I'll Scream Later. She remained in California’s Betty Ford Clinic for nearly a month, trying to overcome addiction to cocaine. Matlin says most of her friends never knew what she was going through. She also writes about a violent courtship with William Hurt. Matlin says he was physically abusive and she had new bruises every day. They met as co-stars on the set of Children of a Lesser God. She claims Hurt was battling alcoholism at the time while she wrestled with her drug addiction.