Maybe Todd Margaret, the character David Cross plays on his IFC series “The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret,” isn’t the only one who makes mistakes. In a new Playboy interview, Cross admits that he was busted for snorting cocaine at a White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“It wasn’t even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I don’t know, a tick. It was a tiny granule of coke that I put on my wrist and said, ‘Watch this. I need a witness,'” says Cross in the article.
“I ducked under the table and did it. It wasn’t like I got high. The jolt was similar to licking an empty espresso cup. It wasn’t about that. It was just about being able to say that I did it, that I did cocaine in the same room as the president. I’m not proud of it, nor am I ashamed of it.”
Cross also talks about his recreational drug policy (pretty lax), the return of “Arrested Development,” his not-so-warm feelings for Jim Belushi the lengths to which he’s gone to irritate Belushi and his utter disdain for the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” movies.
“All I wanted was to get the f*** out of there as soon as possible,” he says of filming his scenes. “They encouraged me to improvise and come up with funnier lines if I wanted. But my entire strategy on those movies was to come in on time, shoot as much as I could as quickly as I could and then get the hell out of there and buy a summer home with the check.”
The article is set to run in the March issue of Playboy, hitting newsstands on Friday (Feb. 17).