Whoopi Goldberg has admitted that she was so nervous before accepting her Oscar in 1991, that she smoked cannabis in hopes of “relaxing herself”.
Winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in recognition of her role as Oda Mae Brown in ‘Ghost’, the 55-year-old actress admitted her mother knew as soon as she saw her accept the award.
In a video of her voiceover for the 1992 movie ‘The Pagemaster’ obtained by TMZ, Whoopi said: “My mother called me afterwards and said, ‘You smoked didn’t you? Your eyes were just glistening.’
“So I panicked and got the Oscars tape to see whether you could tell and you just couldn’t. I know you’re not supposed to admit that you smoke pot but I don’t drink alcohol!”
“I learned a great lesson though. Never smoke pot before there’s the possibility of having to talk to one hundred million people. Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are one thing that relaxes me and I thought, ‘I’ve got to relax.’
“So I smoked this joint that was the last of my home grown and honey, when he said my name and I popped up, I was like, ‘Oh f**k, oh f**k, up the stairs one two three four five, onto the podium. There’s millions of people, OK grab the statue.’ I knew I should have never had done it.”
Wow, I’m shocked! Does it surprise you that Whoopi smoked pot?