London — Actor Samuel L. Jackson says it is easy for him to stay away from drugs because he is certain that drug abuse leads to poverty.
The movie star admits he had nothing when he was a junkie and when he quit, his career took off with Spike Lee’s “Jungle Fever”, reported contactmusic.com. Said Jackson: “As soon as I stopped and did ‘Jungle Fever’ as my first thing after I got clean, I started coming to lunch in Hollywood. In my mind, if I go back to doing drugs, I’ll go right back to what I was before – penniless, crazy, nasty, stinking and out of my mind.”
He added: “So it’s easier for me to be this than it was to be that. I don’t miss drugs.”