Thursday, 21 October 2010

Former drug dealer claims Angelina Jolie was high on cocaine during TV interview



All grown up! Angelina at the premiere of Inglourious Basterds in August 2009

A man who claims to be Angelina Jolie's former drug dealer says the star was high on cocaine when she took part in a TV interview back in 2000.

According to Franklin Meyer, the then 25-year-old actress visited him both before and after the interview with broadcaster Charlie Rose to buy cocaine.

'She'd taken coke,' he told Life & Style magazine. 'She did the show and then she came back over after.'

Under the influence? A former drug dealer says Angelina Jolie was high on cocaine when she did this 2000 interview with broadcaster Charlie Rose

Meyer, who spent eight months in jail for cocaine possession in 2002, claims to have first met the actress in New York's Chelsea hotel in 1997.

And he says he met the star two to three times a week after that, either at the hotel or her apartment so she could buy drugs from him.

Meyer says: 'She would generally spend about $100 each time. That would buy maybe half a gram of coke and a 10th of a gram of heroin.'

Animated: Angelina was promoting new film Girl, Interrupted at the time

During the interview with Charlie Rose, Jolie talks about how hard it was to be free of her drug-addicted characters in both Gia and Girl, Interrupted.

She says, 'They became friends of mine and they were parts of me.'
At times, Rose had to ask her to repeat herself or explain what she meant due to the speed with which she was talking and jumping from one subject to the other.

Jolie has spoken about her drug use in the past, and in an interview in 1998, she said: 'I've done just about every drug possible. Coke, heroin, ecstasy, LSD, everything. The worst effect, for me, was pot. I felt silly and giggly, and I hate feeling like that.

'I remember taking LSD before I went to Disneyland. I started thinking about Mickey Mouse being a short, middle-aged man in a costume who hates his life. Those drugs can be dangerous if you don't go into it positively. I gave them up long ago.'

Serious actress: Angelina spoke very rapidly at times during the interview

The actress and her family are currently in Budapest, Hungary, as she directs her first feature film, said to be a love story set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war.

She is also in talks to star as Cleopatra in James Cameron's next big epic.
And Cameron has made it clear he would love for Jolie to be involved.

He says: 'There’s a Cleopatra project in work, meaning that it’s been in development at Sony. And it’s a subject that’s always fascinated me. So yeah, I’ve been talking to them about it but no decisions have been made.

'But it sounds hot, doesn’t it? I mean, Angelina Jolie and Cleopatra? To me, that’s like a slam dunk. Whether I wind up doing it or not, I think it’s going to be a great project.'

source :dailymail

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