Cameron Diaz reveals she may have been an unwitting Moroccan drug mule | Cameron Diaz
Before being a successful Hollywood actress and before being a “clean” wine entrepreneurCameron Diaz may have been an unwitting drug mule, she revealed.
Diaz told the story of when, as a young woman starting out in the world, she moved to Paris to pursue a modeling career.
In the United States, she had earned money as a catalog model, but in Paris “I didn’t work a day. I stayed there for a full year and didn’t work a day. I couldn’t book a job to save my life.
“I had a job, but I really think I was like a mule hauling drugs to Morocco – I swear to God.”
Diaz became one of the highest paid women in Hollywood and queen of romantic comedies from my best friend’s wedding to Sex Tape.
Before that, in the early 1990s, Diaz recalled the modeling assignment, which involved being given a locked suitcase “that had my ‘costumes’ in it…in quotes.”
It wasn’t until she was at the airport in Morocco and asked to open it that she started thinking, “What’s in that suitcase?” I’m like this girl with blue eyes and blond hair in Morocco, it’s the 90s, I’m wearing ripped jeans and platform boots and my hair is down. I’m like… it’s really dangerous.
She explained that it was not her case and that she had no idea who it was.
Luckily for Diaz, that was before all the rigid security measures that are in place at airports today.
It was shortly after the incident in Morocco that Diaz, 21, was cast in The Mask, her directorial debut.
Producers wanted Anna Nicole Smith for the “blonde bombshell” role, but Diaz’s agent persuaded her to give it a try as well. “I thought ‘are you crazy?’ I don’t act, first of all… that’s not what I do.
She made an impression on the film’s director, Chuck Russell, and after a few more callbacks, Diaz, then a complete stranger, landed the career-launching role as Tina Carlyle.
After a hugely successful film career, including Shrek and Being John Malkovich, Diaz “retired” from Hollywood in 2014. Her last role was Miss Hannigan in a remake of Annie.
As well as launching a “clean” wine brand, Diaz, 50 next month, has authored two health books, The Body Book and The Longevity Book.
Last month he appeared that Diaz was returning to films starring alongside Jamie Foxx in a Netflix movie called Back in Action.