Whoopi Got High Before Oscars Speech

March 24, 2011 By:
Whoopi Got High Before Oscars Speech

Whoopi Goldberg admits she was so nervous for her Best Supporting Actress nomination in 1991, she got really stoned right before the big show. Guess she set the trend for James Franco.

Whoopi won the Oscar that night for her role as Oda Mae Brown in 'Ghost', but admits she smoked some pot in the hope of "relaxing herself."

She said: "I learned a great lesson though. Never smoke pot before there's the possibility of having to talk to one hundred million people. Smoking cigarettes and pot every now and then are one thing that relaxes me and I thought, 'I've got to relax.’

"So I smoked this joint that was the last of my home grown and honey, when he said my name and I popped up, I was like, 'Oh f**k, oh f**k, up the stairs one two three four five, onto the podium. There's millions of people, OK grab the statue.’ I knew I should have never had done it."

As soon as she opened her mouth her mother knew she was high and boy did she get a lecture after! "My mother called me afterwards and said, 'You smoked didn't you? Your eyes were just glistening.’ So I panicked and got the Oscars tape to see whether you could tell and you just couldn't. I know you're not supposed to admit that you smoke pot but I don't drink alcohol!"

HA! Gotta love her for her honesty, check out her acceptance speech HERE and you be the judge--can you tell she's high as a kite?