Hollywood star Cameron Diaz has claimed that she once smuggled drugs and narrowly avoided being caught and jailed.
Speaking during an interview on the podcast “Second Life,” Diaz said she was “used as a drug mule.”
She claims she dodged a long prison sentence in a foreign jail right before she got her big break in Hollywood by landing a role in the blockbuster “The Mask.”
Diaz said she moved to France to try modeling but could not find a job and was running low on money when she made a bad decision.
She told Hillary Kerr: “I got enough money to move to Paris and get an apartment, which I shared with a girl who is still one of my best friends.
“I was there a full year and didn’t work one day.
“I couldn’t book a job to save my life.
“Then I got one job but, really, I think I was a mule carrying drugs to Morocco — I swear to God.
She said she was unaware she was carrying drugs and luckily the cops bought her story and she avoided a long stretch in Moroccon jail.
She said: “This was the early Nineties and they gave me a locked suitcase that had my ‘costumes’
“I’m this blonde-haired, blue-eyed girl in Morocco.
“I’m wearing torn jeans and platform boots, with my hair down — this is really unsafe.
“I told them, ‘I don’t know, it’s not mine, I’ve no idea whose it is.’
“That was the only job I got in Paris,” she said.
In 2014 Cameron stepped away from acting to spend more time with her husband Benji Maddox and daughter Raddix.
She is coming back to star with Jamie Foxx in the comedy Back In Action.
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 10, 2022
Amid a return from an 8-year hiatus, actress Cameron Diaz is now revealing she was once, unwittingly, a “mule carrying drugs to Morocco.”
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According to The Daily Mail:
Avoiding at least a ten-year drug trafficking jail sentence, Cameron left the suitcase with officials as she returned back to France, citing that as the first and last job she had in Paris.
But after the lucky escape, Cameron finally received her big break back in Los Angeles – as she was approached by a casting agent looking for a ‘bombshell’.
Producers were searching for a leading lady to star alongside Jim Carrey in what went on to be the 1994 hit, The Mask.
While they were hoping to nab Playmate and covergirl Anna Nicole Smith for the role, they expanded their horizons to other potential stars.
But after trying to carve out a career as a catalogue model, Cameron admitted that she was sceptical of the opportunity, telling the casting agent: ‘I don’t act, that’s not what I do.’