Charlie Heaton’s recent experiences with the media were “f*cking awful” according to the Stranger Things star. Celebrity Insider reported near the end of 2017 that the small-screen star found himself in trouble with the police following his capture at the airport for cocaine possession.
However, despite one’s inclination to presume the police would be the biggest headache in such an affair, Heaton claimed it was the “media frenzy” which was the worst.
As it was previously reported, police stopped Heaton at the Los Angeles International Airport in October of 2017 for a trace-amount of cocaine.
Fortunately, police did not arrest him, but he did have to go back to London. In a statement released a week later, Charlie said he wasn’t allowed to return to the United States because of the incident.
He was not charged with a crime; his problem was the US Immigration officials. Last week, paparazzi photographed the star eating at a restaurant in LA. When speaking with reporters from Flaunt magazine, Heaton claimed it has all been “sorted now. we go back in April.”
Despite the nature of his ‘crime’ being closer to a misdemeanor rather than a severe offense, Heaton claimed the media attention turned it into something awful.
As a result of his celebrity, it’s incredibly natural – and probable – for the story to become “blown out of proportion.” Following the incident at the airport, reporters began knocking on his door and even that of his parents, which he described as “upsetting,” to say the least. Nevertheless, he has moved on since then.
The bust is tertiary in importance and falls behind every other thing in his life. First and foremost, Charlie is an actor, and “at the end of the day,” he stated, all he wants to do is work. That’s his passion, his dream.