They might look like fun and games on TV, but award shows can be a nerve-racking experience if you’re a celebrity. To calm their nerves, some celebs turn to alternative methods, from marijuana to even LSD. From Jennifer Lawrence to Elle King, these stars aren’t afraid to admit they were once high on the red carpet!
Jennifer Lawrence took a hit off a bong before the Oscars.
"I saw my brother smoking out of a bong before one of the Oscars, I won't say which," she told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live in 2015. When Andy asked her if she took a hit, she said, "Uh, yeah."
Whoopi Goldberg was high while accepting her Oscar in 1991.
“Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are my habits. And I thought, ‘I’ve got to relax.’ So I smoked a joint, my home grown," she revealed in 2011. "When [the presenter] said my name and I popped up, I thought, ‘Oh f–k’…OK, up the stairs … around to the podium … there’s millions of people, get the statue, pick up the statue.”
Although no one knew she was high, her mother did.
“My mother called me [the next day] and she said, ‘You smoked didn’t you?'”
"Y'all might be thinking right now, 'I wonder did he smoke something before he came out here?'" he said while accepting the Video Vanguard Award in 2015. "And the answer is yes, I rolled up a little something, I knocked the edge off."
Anna Kendrick was "tripping balls" at the Independent Spirit Awards.
In her memoir, Scrappy Little Nobody, Anna recounted the time she had to go to the emergency room to get a cyst removed from her nose 90 minutes before the awards began. The procedure was so painful, the doctor gave her a large dosage of painkillers.
“The next thing I remember is being pushed onto the carpet and hearing photographers shout, ‘Smile! Over here! Smile!'" she wrote.
During the ceremony, she turned to director Jeff Blitz and told him, "I'm tripping balls."
South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker both took LSD when they attended the 2000 Oscars in dresses.
"We thought of [wearing dresses], sort of, the week before. And then the day came and we’re just, like, so nervous," Matt said on Jimmy Kimmel Live. "But then we were like, 'Let’s take a little bit of the acid and see what happens.' So we did that and of course an hour later we were like, 'We gotta wear the dresses!'"
At the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, the 29-year-old rapper got busted by a cop for smoking a blunt on the red carpet. However, he clearly didn't learn his lesson, as he was caught smoking weed on the red carpet (again) at the 2017 Grammys.