While most identify the bright-eyed actress with her family-friendly roles on Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Clarissa Explains It All, it turns out the blonde beauty nearly strayed off the straight and narrow path so many child stars do, by dabbling in drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy.
She recalled a long night partying at the Playboy Mansion in 1999, followed by a Maxim photo-shoot in which she admits she was still high on ecstasy. In another instance, she said she turned down notorious Hollywood wild child Paris Hilton when offered a whiff of cocaine. (Hilton’s camp told the magazine that is false.)
“I just didn’t enjoy drugs, I don’t like the loss of control” she told the magazine.
In another juicy tidbit, the Dancing with the Stars alum told the magazine she’s had steamy make-out sessions with actors like Jerry O’ Connell and Nick Carter, and a bit more with one-time co-star Ryan Reynolds, adding she believes that Ryan’s wife Blake Lively had no idea the two had a past.
“I went out a lot because I was trying to fill a void — once I met Mark, I didn’t need to go out anymore.”
The actress goes into detail about all of this in her upcoming tome, Melissa Explains It All, due out Oct. 28.