Hopper Penn, the 23-year-old son of Oscar winner Sean Penn and “House of Cards” star Robin Wright, credits his father for helping him overcome a methamphetamine habit.
Upon moving with his family to Los Angeles at age 16 after growing up in a Northern California town, he fell in with “the wrong crowd,” Hopper Penn told the London Evening Standard’s ES Magazine.
“I was doing a lot of stuff, but meth was the main one that brought me down,” Penn said. “I went to rehab because I woke up in a hospital and my dad was like, ‘Rehab? Or bus bench?’ I was like, ‘I’ll take the bed.’ Thank God I got out of that because that was the worst time in my life. Because it’s not fun when it gets to a point where you just need it.”