While on Chelsea Lately to promote her role inThe Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete as a heroin addict (the kind that's addicted to the drug, not the female protagonist in literature), the Dreamgirl dished on her lack of previous character research:
"I've never done anything, so that was hard to play this role. I've never had a drink in my life. I'm sober. I'm like, ‘Okay, this is new to me.' Normally as an actor, you have things to pull from. I was like, ‘I don't know what it's like to feel any of that.'…I've never been interested. Nobody ever believes it…When I got this role, I was like, ‘Oh my god, what am I gonna do? What am I gonna pull from to play the role?'"
Good for you Jennifer! Staying from drugs and alcohol is always the smart decision!
While Chelsea might say it's okay once in a while to ask "Are You There, Vodka?" complete sobriety makes you healthy, wealthy, and wise!