From Blair Witch to Growing Pot: An Actress’s Career Move
Heather Donahue, the lead female from the 1999 indie-flick turned blockbuster horror phenomenon ‘The Blair Witch Project’ has left the acting world and has settled down as the proprietor of a cannibis farm in northern California. Apparently she decided that the world of low-budget horror flicks wasn’t exactly her calling card anymore, so she turned to the one thing she knew would make her happy: Growing marijuana for medicinal purposes in a secluded commune.
She officially quit acting a few years back and has written a book about her career “gone to pot”, so to speak, which comes out January 5th, 2012 in bookstores everywhere. Entitled “Growgirl: How My Life After The Blair Witch Project Went To Pot”, the book explores Heather‘s transformation from instant stardom, to burning her clothes in the desert and living in a community of “weed wives” where all the women help each other grow pot together.
I wish you all the best, Heather, I know that you must be very, very happy with your decision. Must have been a tough one, to be sure. Although, I’m sure after your book is out you could get a job as a guest star on Showtime’s ‘Weeds’ don’t you think?