ameron Diaz has revealed she thinks she may have been used as an unwitting drug “mule” while working as a model in Paris.
The actress started out as a catalogue model in the US but said her move to France in the 1990s did not pay off, saying: “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, whose hit roles include The Mask, Charlie’s Angels and There’s Something About Mary, told Hillary Kerr on the Second Life podcast she had been sent on a modelling assignment and given a locked suitcase with “my ‘costumes’ in it … quote, unquote”.
She said it was only when she was at the airport that she started to think “this is really unsafe” and told security it was not her case.
Shortly afterwards, Diaz got her big break aged 21 in The Mask before going on to become one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood before retiring from acting in 2018.
The 49-year-old has recently announced her come back in a new film, titled Back In Action with Jamie Foxx.
Actor and comedian Foxx teased the news on Twitter by sharing a phone call he had with Diaz where she admitted she was feeling “so anxious” but also “excited” about the move back to the big screen.
While on the phone he then asks if he can add someone to the call as he connects Diaz with American footballer Tom Brady, who tells her: “I was talking to Jamie and he said you need a few tips on how to un-retire.
“I’m relatively successful at un-retiring”.
She replies: “Honestly, exactly what I needed.”
Foxx captioned the post: “Cameron I hope you aren’t mad I recorded this, but no turning back now.
“Had to call in the Goat to bring back another Goat.
“@CameronDiaz and I are back in action – our new movie with @NetflixFilm. Production starting later this year!!”
The project reunites Diaz and Foxx who worked together on 1999’s sports drama Any Given Sunday and 2014’s Annie remake, which was Diaz’s final film role before she retired.
The movie will be directed and co-written by Seth Gordon, who was behind Horrible Bosses, with Brendan O’Brien also on writing duties.
Netflix said it will be an action comedy film but that the storyline is “being kept under wraps”.
Production will start later this year.