by JOE TAYLOR - More by this author » Last updated at 21:49pm on 3rd March 2007
Sienna Miller claims drugs are 'loads of fun'
Actress Sienna Miller has sparked controversy by claiming that drugs are "loads of fun".
Miller, 25, who recently split with fellow film star Jude Law, said she "loves" hallucinogenic experiences - describing magic mushrooms as her "drug of choice".
And she admitted experimenting with morphine to "feel what heroin was like".
Her remarks came in an interview to promote the new film Factory Girl, in which she plays Edie Sedgwick, the drug-addicted muse of Andy Warhol.
Asked why so many people experiment with illegal drugs, she says: "Cos they're fun! They're loads of fun!"
Describing her morphine experience, she added: "I took a pill just to feel what a safe way of taking heroin was like. I didn't really feel a lot. I'm hardcore."
Miller, who in the past has traded on her clean-cut image, said she spent a year in America researching her role as Sedgwick, the original 1960s It Girl, who became addicted to heroin before her death at the age of 28.
She denied that her research extended to her experimenting with heroin or amphetamines - Sedgwick's drugs of choice - but said: "I still love a waterfall (a homemade device for smoking cannabis and other drugs) or the odd hallucinogenic drug.
"If I had a drug of choice, it would be magic mushrooms."
Britain's leading drug charity, Addaction, said Miller's comments were irresponsible. "It's all very well talking about trying drugs, but the reality is drug addiction wrecks lives," it said.