Actor Martin Sheen thinks his wife Janet
Templeton is the "scariest woman" he has ever met.
The 74-year-old star says the secret to his 50-year marriage to
the actress, whom he married in 1961, is that she was never afraid
to tell him the truth.
"I was fortunate enough to marry the scariest woman I'd ever
met. She did not know how to lie. It was impossible. For me, the
truth was a sometimes thing. For her, it was eternity. She would
always call me out, thank god," Martin told Radio Times
Wing actor famously suffered a heart attack on the set of
his 1977 film Apocalypse Now due to his heavy
drinking, but he failed to get sober until ten years later. He has
confessed they were hard times for him and his wife, with whom he
had his children Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Ramon Estevez and
Martin said, "Yeah, it wasn't very endearing. I was a known
alcoholic, and obviously troubled in a lot of areas."
Martin, who describes himself as a "prude", has now been sober
for almost 30 years thanks to Alcoholics Anonymous and his return
to the Catholic Church, but neither of those institutions have
affected his liberal attitude.
Speaking about gay marriage, he said, "I am not against anybody
expressing their love to anyone else. it's none of my