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Liz Smith's "Gossip"
by Liz Smith (San Francisco Chronicle - January 3, 1996)

Claire Danes did some method acting while experimenting for her new movie, To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday. The former star of TV's My So-Called Life talks to Kirsten O'Neal in Premiere magazine - and tells her the film's drunk scene required some 'sense memory,' some experience. In other words, she got drunk.

Under the supervision of her agents, Danes downed "the clear stuff. Vodka. Vodka and grapefruit juice. They were yummy....I was so smashed that the throwing up wasn't painful or anything."

Originally transcribed by: Eric Geyer

© 1996 San Francisco Chronicle