The former Cheers star's character in new film I'll See You In My Dreams gets high during a night out with friends, but Perlman admits she rarely puffs pot or nibbles on hash brownies in real life after a weird moment in her youth.

She tells WENN, "I really don't smoke much marijuana, but I'm all for it. I've got to say the first time I ever smoked was when I was in college and I was one of those people who got really paranoid and I was actually with good friends and was like, 'Whoa, what is going on here?' I really went into a dark place.

"It's an interesting drug, that marijuana - but it didn't stop me from doing other drugs in college when I had the chance."