Stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Tina Fey and Taylor Swift, have talked openly about drugs — both abstinence and addiction.
“I don’t drink to get drunk because that’s just not cute,” Swift said during a 60 Minutes interview in November 2011. “I just don’t feel like [smoking weed], and I don’t want to smoke anything because I sing.”
Four years later, the “Lover” singer told Barbra Walters that she waited until she turned 21 to start drinking at all, noting, “I do drink, I am 25.” She revealed during her “Most Fascinating People” interview in December 2014 that her public persona played a part in her choice.
“I was so paranoid about getting in trouble or setting the wrong example or sending the wrong message,” Swift explained.
While the Grammy winner isn’t a big drinker or avid smoker, Seth Rogen has been vocal for decades about his love of weed.
“It’s just a tool we use to make our experience more palatable, and some people need those tools a lot more than others. For me, it’s like shoes. For you, it might be like sunglasses. Not everyone’s the same,” he told New York Times Magazine in April 2021 about his reason for consistently being high. “If someone doesn’t need to smoke weed? Great. It’s the same as someone telling me they don’t wear glasses. ‘Mazel tov! You don’t wear glasses. I do!’”
Jada Pinkett Smith, on the other hand, recalled being addicted to drugs and alcohol early on in her career, explaining in July 2021 how she was over to overcome her problem.
“Drinking red wine for me was like drinking glasses of water,” the actress said during an episode of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk. “Because I’m used to that hard hit. I was drinking hard in high school, too, and when I got out here [to L.A.] I was doing cocktails. So, ecstasy, alcohol, weed. Let me tell you, I was having myself a little ball.”
She continued: “I would do those three together, that was my cocktail. Your threshold becomes so high, that what it takes for you to get to the place you need to get to, it’ll take me two bottles to get to.”
Luckily for the Girls’ Trip star, she was able to eventually see she had a problem in the ‘90s and once she realized she was “going for that third bottle of wine,” which she usually mixed with drugs she recalled going “cold turkey that day.”
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