Andra Day Drops 39lbs, Picks Up Smoking & Drinking Habit For Billie Holiday Film

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Andra Day is giving it all she’s got for her big screen debut. The soul singer has transformed for her leading role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” and even adopted a few unhealthy habits in the process.

Day as Holiday is a casting dream. Not just aesthetically and sonically, but because Andra was ready to put the work in to become Billie, not just “act” like her. The 36-year-old decided to shed weight to look the part, but also began drinking and smoking in order to live just like the singing legend.

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