Cameron Diaz says she thinks she was unwittingly drugged before getting her big break in The Mask.
The 49-year-old American actress said that the incident happened in the 1990s, when she lived and worked in Paris as a young model.
Diaz told Hilary Kerr’s Second Life podcast that her life in the French capital was less than successful, saying: “I had one job, but I really think I was like a mule taking drugs to Morocco – I swear to God.” .
She explained that during a “modeling assignment” she was given a locked suitcase “that contained my ‘suits’… quote, unquote.”
Diaz said that when she arrived at the airport in Morocco and was asked to open the case, she began to think, “What the hell is in this suitcase? I look like a blonde haired blue eyed girl in Morocco, it’s the 1990s, I’m wearing ripped jeans and platform boots, with my hair down. I think… it’s really dangerous.’
She joked: “It was my only job I ever got in Paris.”
Not long after, Diaz got her big break as a love interest in Jim Carrey’s The Mask.
Diaz went on to star in films like There’s Something About Mary, Charlie’s Angels, Bad Teacher, and Gangs of New York, becoming one of the biggest actresses of the 1990s and 2000s.
The actress married Good Charlotte guitarist Benjy Madden in 2015, and the couple has one daughter.
Diaz is working on Netflix’s Back in Action with Jamie Foxx, coming out of retirement for the role.