Will Arnett on the pressure of starring in ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and the precious instrument that is his voice – Los Angeles Times

“Ask me anything,” Will Arnett said, folding his arms behind his head and reclining on a couch as if he were in a therapist’s office.

He said it, but it was unclear how much he meant it. Because about a year ago, right before the release of his Netflix show “Flaked” — a show heavily based on his own experiences as a recovering alcoholic — he said too much during an interview. In a Hollywood Reporter cover story, Arnett revealed that during the making of the program, he’d slipped up and briefly started drinking again.

“And then the Daily Mail put out a headline that said, ‘Arnett hit the bottle!’ Which makes it sound like I was living under a bridge because I was drinking rosé,” said the 46-year-old, who has since recommitted himself to his sobriety. “It’s made me a little bit more guarded. Because the truth is, as an actor, you are your own business, which is so [messed] up.”

Not that the admission seems to have damaged his business. Despite middling reviews, Netflix decided to renew “Flaked” for a second season, which will premiere later this year. That’s also when the fourth season of “BoJack Horseman” will debut on the streaming service, the animated series on which Arnett voices an anthropomorphic horse who struggles with depression and substance abuse in the wake of his fading sitcom fame. Arnett is  currently producing a reboot of the classic game show “The Gong Show” for ABC while simultaneously flying back and forth to Wales, where he’s shooting a family film called “Show Dogs” with Natasha Lyonne.


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