Nick Frost’s “gaming life” ended when he became a dad.
The actor is best known for starring alongside Simon Pegg in comedies such as Hot Fuzz, Paul and The World’s End.
He used to be partial to spending a few hours on computer games, naming Gran Turismo as one of his favorites.
Nick and his wife Christina welcomed their first child, a son, in 2011. Since then, he’s had to take a step back from the controller.
“Well, I have a baby now and I’m quite a respectful man, so I couldn’t say to my wife, ‘Hey, I’m just going to play games now for three hours while you clear up human filth,’” he laughed to Empire magazine.
“So my gaming life… has ended. I just couldn’t do it. I’m like an empath; I can feel her rage.”
Luckily Nick’s wife does understand his love of gaming and even bought him Call of Duty: Ghosts last Christmas. However, the 42-year-old says he was “disappointed” by it.
Nick’s latest venture is British TV show Mr. Sloane, a dark comedy about a man who loses his wife and job in quick succession. It opens with his character about to hang himself, which didn’t put him off.
“I loved the fact that a sitcom starts with a failed suicide attempt,” he explained to British newspaper The Guardian. “For me and my comic sensibilities, that’s perfect. That’s where I want to be – it’s funny, but it’s tragic and violent and explosive. I can relate to that.”
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