Andra Day Was ready to go to great lengths for his portrayal Billy Holiday.
The rising star, who experienced widespread success with her 2015 single “Rise Up”, was tapped to play the iconic jazz singer in the upcoming biopic, United States vs Billy Holiday.
his W magazine The interview, which was published on 23 February, revealed the 36-year-old singer revealed what she was doing to turn her into a physically departed legend.
“I did some great things for the character,” he confesses. “There was a huge loss in weight — I wanted to build a body that looked like that time. Starving myself made me very weak on the set and slowed me down in a way that really helped the scenes with heroin. . Then I started smoking. Cigarettes; it made me feel like Billy. I’m very fast, and he’s like jaggery. Smoking helped me quit in those dark places. “
She also elaborated on the weight loss, “I was originally 163 when I started. I came down from 124. I didn’t necessarily advise for me, but I didn’t want my body to be in the gym of 2020 Look like a body. Or 2019 at the time. For me, it was important to have a period body. “