Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane is now the highest paid writer in Hollywood. He recently signed a $100 million deal for his work on the show, and apparently with increased money comes an increased sense of responsibility. MacFarlane says he’s swearing off pot because of some bad experiences he’s had recently.
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has vowed to stop smoking marijuana because it makes him too paranoid.
MacFarlane signed a $100 million deal with 20th Century Fox in May, in a move which will make him the highest-paid writer-producer in television – and he’s determined to increase his productivity by swearing off illegal drugs.
He says, “I don’t smoke much pot anymore. One of the last times I was stoned, I was convinced that I would die unless I kept moving my body. So I sat there, baked, waving my arms around like a crazy person.”
I’m guessing the voice of Stewie came to him while he was high. No way could a totally sober person think up an evil talking baby with an erudite, quasi-British accent. That’s like when my English teacher tried to convince me Lewis Carroll wrote Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland without ever touching a drug. Nice try, but I’m not quite that dumb.
I’ve heard some stories of the bad trips that caused people to stop whatever drug(s) they were into. I’ve got to say, moving your body a lot certainly isn’t the worst of it. But more power to him.
Here’s Seth MacFarlane at the ‘Family Guy’ 100th episode party at Social Hollywood on October 29th. Michael Del Monte; Images thanks to WENN.