Current host of ABC’s The View, Whoopi Goldberg, revealed to TMZ recently that before she accepted her award for best supporting actress during the Academy Awards in 1992, she smoked marijuana! Goldberg, 55, noted that she mentally coached herself to give the acceptance speech, that’s how high she was. In her defense, she says that she decided to smoke weed before she was called on stage in order to “calm her nerves.”
Goldberg said that, “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.”
Well Goldberg later realized that she has not been able to pull the mat over the eyes of everybody. She said her mother called her just after accepting the award and told her point blank that she has smoked some pot. Her mother managed to guess so because of her eyes, Goldberg revealed. She later requested for the tape and examined it to determine if it was so clear that she had smoked. Goldberg won the Best Supporting Actress for her role in the highly successful 1991 movie “Ghost” during the 1992 Oscars.