Cameron Diaz reveals she may have been used as a drug "mule" while living in Paris
Paris, France - Cameron Diaz moved to Paris in the early 90s to make it big as a model, but the only job she got was pretty sketch, the star has revealed.
The 49-year-old actor talked about the somewhat bumpy start to her career in a conversation with author Hillary Kerr (41) for the podcast Second Life.
In her early twenties, she didn't have much to do with acting. Instead, she did catalog modeling work in California.
Hoping to make it as a model, Diaz saved up her money and moved to Paris, France.
Once she arrived in the city of love, she quickly realized it wasn't going to be so easy to make her dream come true.
"I didn't work a day," the star said. "I was there a full year and I didn’t work one day. I couldn’t book a job to save my life."
At least not one in the fashion industry! "I got like one job, but really I think I was like a mule carrying drugs to Morocco," she revealed.
Police questioned Cameron Diaz because of the suitcase
She said she had received a locked suitcase that supposedly contained costumes for her shoot, and she was supposed to fly to Morocco with it.
"It was before TSA or anything like that," she said. "It was like early '90s."
When she arrived at the airport in Morocco, she was stopped by officials who asked her whom the suitcase belonged to and whether they were allowed to open it.
Diaz panicked for a moment. After all, she hadn't even taken a peek inside the luggage herself.
"All of the calculations in my head went running back, like 'what the f*** is in this suitcase?' I'm this blond-haired, blue-eyed girl in Morocco, it's the '90s, I'm wearing torn jeans and platform boots and my hair down, and this is really unsafe," she remembered.
She got out of the jam by claiming that the suitcase didn't belong to her – and it worked!
"That was my only job I ever got in Paris," she added.
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