Los Angeles, Nov 28 IANS | 2 years ago

Actress Meryl Streep took help of cigarettes and alcohol to prepare for her role in "August

The 64-year-old said she enjoyed picking up the unhealthy habits when she began getting into the character of Violet Weston, reports contactmusic.com.

"(How did I prepare?) it was a lot of smoking and bad posture and staying up late drinking red wine with (actress) Margo (Martindale)," she said.

The movie also features Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor and Benedict Cumberbatch.

(Posted on 28-11-2013)