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Andra Day Reveals Why She Considered Quitting Acting

Andra Day Reveals Why She Considered Quitting Acting

Andra Day almost quit acting.

The 36-year-old The United States Vs. Billie Holiday star revealed that she nearly dropped out of acting in an interview for Variety‘s Awards Circuit podcast.

During the interview, she discussed her recent Golden Globe Awards win, followed by best actress Oscar nomination for her role as Billie Holiday in the Hulu movie.

“I laugh because it just seems so unreal. I feel like only God could have put something like this together. It reminds me of how much care and dedication people put into this story,” she said.

But researching for the role nearly made her consider quitting.

“I thought I was gonna retire after this movie from acting because I thought, ‘This s–t is too deep.’ I’ve always loved actors and always had respect for them, but now I have a whole new respect for them and how deep they have to go. If I had to do something like this again: not eating, not sleeping, just drinking and smoking, I don’t know if I could survive that s–t,” she said.

“It’s difficult to get these stories funded and to get off the ground. A lot of our narratives have been surprised, so I want to tell stories in movies and music,” she added.

Watch her reaction to the news of winning a Golden Globe!

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