Two decades ago Halle Berry wasn’t a famous household name and she had to work extremely hard to get a role and to play it right. While preparing for the filming of Jungle Fever she decided not to opt for a professional acting coach, but rather for a more extreme method.
Berry portrayed Vivian, a young drug addict. She was still breaking into the movie industry and she needed something to help her get into her role. So, she decided to become closer to Vivian by embracing her lack of hygiene. That’s right – Halle Berry stopped showering during the filming of the movie, which took around 8 weeks. In an attempt to tone down this shocking confession the actress explained that that was all she did in order to portray Vivian convincingly – meaning she didn’t take drugs. And she also stated that she kept washing certain parts of her body.
Nevertheless, she didn’t take a full shower for eight weeks!