Cameron Diaz is an iconic Hollywood actress. While the star recently returned to acting with an upcoming Netflix project called Back In Action alongside Jamie Foxx, she’s started appearing more in the public eye.

Diaz was featured on the latest episode of the Second Life podcast. She talked about the early days of her modeling career in the 90s, when she was saving up for a career.

Back then, Diaz had already done some modeling work in California. She wanted to use it in order to save up and move to Paris. She was successful in moving to Paris, but apparently, she only managed to get one shady job over there.

I didn’t work a day. I was there a full year and I didn’t work one day. I couldn’t book a job to save my life. I got like one job, but really I think I was like a mule carrying drugs to Morocco — I swear to God.

The star did get a job, but she suspects it was her taking drugs to Morocco. Diaz was in front of the Transportation Security Administration holding a briefcase, and she had no idea what was inside it. After the security officials asked her about what was in the case, she ended up saying it wasn’t hers.

It was before TSA [Transportation Security Administration] or anything like that. It was like the early ’90s. They gave me a suitcase that was locked that had my ‘costumes’ in it — quote, unquote. All of the calculations in my head went running back, like ‘what the f*ck is in this suitcase?’ I’m this blond-haired, blue-eyed girl in Morocco, it’s the ’90s, I’m wearing torn jeans and platform boots and my hair down, and this is really unsafe. That was my only job I ever got in Paris

Cameron Diaz luckily didn’t have to do any more shady gigs, as she got her big break. Her first big role was alongside Jim Carrey in 1994’s The Mask. Her career picked up, and she subsequently did award-winning films such as Vanilla Sky and Gangs of New York. The rest is history, and she never had to be a mule again.

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Nitish Vashishtha

Nitish Vashishtha is a freelance writer/news correspondent from India. He’s written content for companies like ScoopWhoop and Sportskeeda. He’s been writing about pop-culture, current affairs and pro-wrestling since 2017. While pursuing Master's in Mass Communication with a special interest in Advertising, his key areas of creativity lie in designing, content creation and creative storytelling as well as fictional writing. In his free time, he likes to create new riffs on his guitar, learning about whatever piques his interest, reading books ranging from philosophy to speculative sci-fi and enjoys watching anything HBO (Succession FTW).

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