The actor behind everyone's favourite goalie Greg Goldberg has spoken out about a time he sold Judd Apatow's laptop to fund his addiction.
Shaun Weiss, best known for his role as a loveable hockey goalie in the Mighty Ducks, opened up about his sobriety journey on the Dopey podcast.
The actor explained how Apatow acted as a guide, giving him writing gigs and even putting him in rehab when his addiction spun out of control.
Talking to host David Manheim, Weiss said that Apatow 'was giving me a chance'.
"That was the other thing that was really heartbreaking, too. He was really being my mentor and teaching me how to write and giving me different jobs and assignments that really cultivated me as a writer.
"He got me a job writing jokes for the Oscars, he just gave me all these gigs, grooming me for better things."
However, despite the director being 'incredibly gracious' in his attempts to help Weiss, he still had an addiction problem and the friends then fell out: "It was basically alcohol that did this. We basically had a conversation one time and I was saying ridiculous things to him and I was raising my voice."
Apatow warned Weiss to stop before he spiralled out of control, with the actor explaining: "And he just said, ‘If you don’t stop now, how you’re acting, I’m not going to help you.’ He basically warned me, ‘Stop now, don’t proceed any further,’ and I did not stop. I got even worse… [saying] ‘I don’t ever want to talk to you again,’ which was ridiculous."
But that wasn't the worst of it. According to Weiss, Apatow had given him a decked-out laptop worth thousands, the same one that he'd written The 40-Year-Old Virgin on.
However, in the throws of his addiction, he'd pawned the laptop for $60, something he deeply regrets.
"That was, you know when I knew that I had lost it, that was like hard to deal with that with that loss."
He added that he felt like he was really 'crossing the line' after selling the laptop but ultimately wants Apatow to know he's sorry for his past actions.
"Do you think he knows that I’m sorry for what I did? I feel like he knows that I’m sorry and I feel like what good does it do me to - I feel like that’s a mess that I f****** made."
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