Published on February 20th, 2012 | by Kim LaCapria0
David Cross Details Doing Coke at the White House, Says Sorry to Then Girlfriend Amber Tamblyn
David Cross has already endeared himself to fans and bros everywhere for his usually hilarious turn as Tobias Fünke in the cult hit TV show Arrested Development, but the actor got some extra badass points when he revealed that he sneaked a bit of cocaine while at a White House party.
The revelation in and of itself isn’t new, but Cross rehashes the tale and dishes on the details in a new Playboy interview coming out this week. Cross, 47, said the risky gambit was a part of a series of “dares and outrageousness” with an unnamed comedian friend, and admits it wasn’t nearly a coke-fueled orgy- even though he expresses regret at pulling then-girlfriend Amber Tamblyn (who had brought Cross as her “plus one”) in as an unwitting witness.
Cross describes the incident at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner back in 2009:
“It wasn’t even that much cocaine. It was literally the size of, I don’t know, a tick… 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.”
Cross continues to explain that he didn’t do it to get high, and that the stunt was merely to win some later bragging rights:
“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.”
The comedian expresses a significant degree of regret that Tamblyn had been “dragged through the mud” due to his transgression. Cross says that he feels badly Tamblyn will “never be invited to the White House again” and said his actions were “not cool.”