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Andra Day reveals she battled sex and porn addiction

Andra Day revealed in a brand new interview that she handled some private struggles whereas filming the biopic “America vs. Billie Vacation.”

Day, who performed the function of Billie Vacation, instructed InStyle in a profile printed on Tuesday that she wished the movie’s focus to be on the jazz legend’s music — and not her “hyper-sexualized” picture throughout the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s — due to the addiction points she was simply overcoming herself.

“I didn’t need any aspect of sexualization,” the “Rise Up” singer, 36, instructed the journal. “I had come out of one thing in my very own life — coping with porn addiction, sex addiction.”

She added, “I’m being very, very candid with you as a result of I’m not the one one. However I knew I wished all of that very a lot gone.”

Andra Day poses on the cover of InStyle magazine.
Andra Day poses on the quilt of InStyle journal.
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Nonetheless, the function ended up being a blessing in disguise as a result of enjoying Vacation truly helped Day heal.

“I really feel now, after enjoying Billie, that I’m honoring her and the power that’s femininity,” she mentioned. “I’m positively in a more healthy place to take pleasure in that as a result of I’m outdoors of the addiction, if you’ll. So, yeah, it’s been actually enjoyable, as a result of it’s been very new for me.”

Day misplaced 40 kilos for the Oscar-nominated Hulu film — though not within the healthiest manner. She beforehand revealed she dropped the burden by “smoking cigarettes and ingesting alcohol” as a result of she was “determined” for her first function to be successful.

The Grammy nominee instructed InStyle that after the burden loss, folks typically requested whether or not she felt “prettier” due to her slimmer determine.

“I used to be like, ‘Hell, no! I favored being juicy! I used to be cool,’” she mentioned. “However I do like the best way [the weight loss] feels on my physique, I like the best way it feels on my joints. You do discover a distinction. In addition to, to me, there isn’t any such factor as a traditional magnificence. Magnificence takes on so many various types, in numerous instances and relying on the nation.”

Day additionally credited Vacation, who died in 1959, for serving to her view herself in a special gentle, saying, “She opened me as much as valuing myself in a manner that I hadn’t totally earlier than.”

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