Chelsea Handler Salutes Netflix on New Series: ‘They Paid Me to Do Drugs!’

Star joins Will Arnett, Krysten Ritter and “Narcos” star Wagner Moura on stage at video streaming service’s Consumer Electronics Show presentation Wednesday

Comedian Chelsea Handler has discovered working for Netflix to be a mind-opening experience, in more ways than one.

“They paid me to do drugs,” Handler said, referring to a segment she shot for her documentary series on the streaming video service.

“It’s the best job in the world!”

While the big news was the service’s expansion to 130 countries, Netflix pulled out some star power at its presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, bringing Handler, “Arrested Development” actor Will Arnett, “Jessica Jones” actress Krysten Ritter and “Narcos” star Wagner Moura on the stage.

Ritter agreed that Netflix “is the best place to work,” though she was referring to the world travel she’s enjoyed as the star of “Jessica Jones,” a Marvel-based series that premiered last year on the site.

Moura discussed learning both Spanish and English for his roles in Narcos. Though he learned both languages quickly, Handler’s rapid-fire pace of speaking tripped him up, so Handler hopped into his lap so he could read her lips more clearly.