Whenever I look at Cameron Diaz I think to myself “I bet you’ve got a bunch of stories!” because she’s been giving Let’s Get Wasted energy since the 90s. I was mad when she decided to take a break from acting. But Cameron must have been listening to my prayers because she’s decided to return to acting and is making a few rounds on the interview circuit beforehand. One story she told recently during the Second Life podcast is guaranteed to make everyone thankful that she chose acting and not a life of crime. Because she would have sucked at it.
According to Yahoo!, many moons ago, Cameron was broke like the rest of us, except in her case, she was trying her hand at modeling in Paris. Unfortunately, Cameron said that during those days, she basically remained unemployed as a model. No one wanted to book her, but at one point, Cameron finally booked a gig, though in retrospect she believes instead of preparing for a runway she may have been running drugs instead.
“I didn’t work a day,” Diaz, now 49, said of striking out as a model in Paris. “I was there a full year and I didn’t work one day. I couldn’t book a job to save my life. I got like one job, but really I think I was like a mule carrying drugs to Morocco — I swear to God.
“It was before TSA [Transportation Security Administration] or anything like that,” she added. “It was like early ’90s. They gave me a suitcase that was locked that had my ‘costumes’ in it — quote, unquote.”
This sounds like a plot from one of Cameron’s rom-coms where the beautiful drug mule is detained by the hot, lonely airport cop looking for love. They spend a romantic week in Paris, forgetting all about the drug charges, and then BAM! Interpol arrests her ass and locks her in Federal prison for thirty years. Then they reunite in a nursing home. Roll credits! That would have been a much better tale than the way it actually played out in Cameron’s life.
When Diaz arrived in Morocco, officials asked her who owned the suitcase, and whether or not it could be opened. She eventually told them it was not hers.
“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.
“That was my only job I ever got in Paris,” she added.
Cameron is lucky her acting career took off because a life of crime would have ended poorly. But honestly, all this story does is make me giddy for a Brokedown Palace reboot with Cameron as the star.
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