Andra Day has disclosed that to become Billie Holiday for Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday she dived deep into the singer’s life.
“There’s still a lot that I am working out in me from playing Billie,” the 36-year-old singer and actress shared in an interview about the film. “She gets in, you comprehend what I mean? She gets ahold.”
Andra described that while diving in psychologically, she also did physically as well.
“It was a commitment,” she shared. “I think it’s one I’m recovering from still. I’d never smoked cigarettes before. Just starting out smoking, I was practicing with my acting coach … I was like, ‘I want some of your American Spirits. That first day I was drinking vodka and smoking cigarettes, and I went home and threw up, like, five times!”
Andra added that she was able to quit after they “ ……
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