5 Famous Actresses Who've Smoked Weed and Don't Try to Hide It
The number of celebrities who are out in the open about their passion for pot has exploded in the past 10 years. The striking development in the past few years is that the stigma Hollywood's female stars for consuming marijuana has receded considerably. Here are five sirens of the Silver Screen who've been known to roll a joint, pack a bowl, or pick up a bong.
There's something about marijuana for the star of The Mask, Bad Teacher, and last year's Sex Tape. Not only has she been famously photographed sharing a joint with Drew Barrymore, she's been toking for so long that she claims Snoop Dogg was her dealer back in high school. "We went to high school together, [Snoop] was a year older than me," she said. "He was very tall and skinny and wore lots of ponytails in his hair and I'm pretty sure I got weed from him. I had to have!"
The Spiderman franchise's "Mary Beth Watson" thinks the world would be a "better place" if everyone smoked weed and considers America’s current marijuana policy silly. "I drink moderately, I've tried drugs. I do like weed. I have a different outlook on marijuana than America does," she said. "I've never been a major smoker, but I think America's view on weed is ridiculous. I mean - are you kidding me? If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place." A baleful influence in her youth may have set her on the path of reefer madness: "My best friend Sasha's dad was Carl Sagan, the astronomer. He was the biggest pot smoker in the world and he was a genius."
The Scary Movie actress graduated to full-blown stoner stardom with 2008's Smiley Face, in which she played a stereotypical pot head. Call it method acting. Call it whatever you want, but it won her a High Times Stony Award (a bong). Faris says she uses her award regularly, for pleasure and relaxation.
Winner of an Oscar for her role in Fargo, McDormand fessed up to some regular toking more than a decade ago when filming Laurel Canyon. "I’m a recreational pot-smoker," McDormand revealed. "Because it’s not a constant in my life, I don’t say it should be made legal so it’s more available. But from a medical point of view—I have friends who need to use it—why should they have to look too hard for the thing that makes them better? So from that point of view, it’s like, ‘Please, what is the problem?’" The problem with pot, McDormand said, was that "there has never been enough of a distinction between marijuana and other drugs. In the classic, weird hygiene movies from high school everything led to depravity—marijuana, sex, coffee! There was no distinction made between the effects of one thing. So it’s always been lumped in with drugs in general."
The Oscar-winning Black Swan actress copped to being a bit of a stoner during her college days and likes her stoner movies, too. She starred in Your Highness and a couple of years ago was set to produce and star in a stoner female buddy road trip flick, Best Buds, but that one never seemed to get off the ground. But as she faced impending motherhood, Portman gave up on the herb. "I’m too old. I wish I was that cool, but I’m like an old lady now. I’m in bed by 10 p.m. I can’t do that anymore."