Meryl Streep picked unhealthy habits for film role

IANS| Updated: Nov 28, 2013, 08:29 AM IST

Los Angeles: Actress Meryl Streep took help of cigarettes and alcohol to prepare for her role in ‘August: Osage County’.

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

"(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.