Andra Day Says She’s Still Recovering From Playing Billie Holiday

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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