Now powerful figures such as Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein have come to light and demystified the industry. If you ever wanted to be a superstar and become famous, then you might want to reconsider your plans once you learn what it’s really like to live in the spotlight.
Hollywood is more than money, fame, red carpet appearances and millions of adoring fans. There is also shocking shallowness, abuse, heartbreak and more crime. Here’s a dark secret and scary story that demystifies the entertainment industry.
Sometimes, all it takes is an illicit drug for an actor or actress to put on their best performance. Tinseltown has been known to allegedly supply many A-list stars with a never-ending flow of their favorite vice.
Legendary actor Dennis Quaid revealed he had a “casual” addiction to cocaine before becoming a huge star.When he first moved to Los Angeles in 1974, he dabbled with the drug here and there, but things didn’t get out of control until he was booked to appear in mainstream films. He also revealed that cocaine was listed in movies’ budgets–disguised as “petty cash” to keep the drug-fueled sets a secret. He claimed the drug was freely given out on movie sets because it was the norm, and it was something that everyone was doing. Looking back on it, he called his cocaine addiction one of his biggest mistakes. The actor said being addicted to the drug caused his entire life to fall apart.
Even Jack Nicholson has spoken candidly about his drug use. In a 1980 interview, he said, “Drugs ain’t no big thing,” and he still loved to get high “about four days a week.”