Actress Heather Donahue, star of The Blair Witch Project, is coming out with a book that details how she left Hollywood to follow a very different passion: growing marijuana.
Growgirl: How My Life After 'The Blair Witch Project' Went to Pot will be released on Jan. 5 by Penguin Group imprint Gotham Books.
At first I thought I would write a book more in the city-mouse-becomes-country-mouse mold, Donahue said in a Q-and-A format piece on her Web site. Then I thought maybe a novel about pot growing. After some time and distance between me and pot growing, the paranoia gave way to courage, and I decided to just tell my story.
Donahue had other acting stints on film and television. She played Freddie Prinze Jr.'s forward but lovable girlfriend, Megan, in the 2000 comedy Boys and Girls.
'Blair Witch' was just another one of those odd projects until it became freakishly successful, she said in the Q-and-A piece. The acting projects I was lucky enough to work on weren't always things that I felt good about putting out into the world. I didn't see that getting better as I got older.
She eventually decided to leave Hollywood behind her.
I took all my stuff into the desert related to my acting career and burned it all, Donahue told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
She did keep one momento from her Blair Witch Project days: the blue ski cap she wore in the movie.
That's the only thing I kept, she told the Inquirer. I figured if things got really bad, I could always sell it on eBay.