Franklin Mayer said that Jolie, who rambled in the Rose interview about her role as Gia, the drug-addicted model she played in an HBO film, was on drugs herself at that time. “She"d taken coke. She did the show and then she came back over after," the New York Post quoted him as saying.
Jolie said in 1998 of her Gia role, “I hate heroin because I have been fascinated with it." Meyer said he met her in 1997 at the Chelsea Hotel and claimed he saw her two to three times a week when she was in New York, either at her apartment or at the hotel.
"She would generally spend about 100 dollar each time. That would buy maybe half a gram of coke and a 10th of a gram of heroin," he concluded.