Though the dreadlocks gave her away a bit, Whoopi Goldberg admitted on
in February 2009 that she has “
,” to which her co-host Joy Behar replied, “Shocking.” But what was truly surprising about Goldberg’s toking was that she managed to get through her 1991 Oscar acceptance speech for her performance in
while under the influence. “I thought, ‘I've got to relax.’ So I smoked this wonderful joint that was the last of my home grown," Goldberg said in a 1992 interview, recently posted by
. "And honey, when [presenter Denzel Washington] said my name and I popped up, I thought, 'Oh f---...okay, up the stairs ... around to the podium … there's millions of people, pick up the statue...” After her big win, Goldberg’s mother called her to simultaneously congratulate and scold her, who she could tell was high due to her “glistening” eyes.