• Andra Day Lost 40 Pounds, Smoked Cigarettes & Drank Hard Liquor to Portray Billie Holiday

    6 days ago - By Billboard

    Andra Day endured “a pretty wild journey” to portray Billie Holiday , which included intense weight loss as well as new smoking and drinking habits.
    Her titular role in the upcoming biopic The United States vs. Billie Holiday, which will premiere on Hulu Friday , peels back the curtain on the legendary jazz singer's declining physical health during the '50s. To portray the “Strange Fruit” singer's heavy drinking and heroin addiction on screen, Day took some off-screen measures of her own that she doesn't recommend in order to obtain a “period body” that was accurate for the time the film...
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