Sanaa Lathan Stopped Drinking Alcohol Three Years Ago Because It Was ‘Dimming’ Her Energy

by Shine My Crown Staff

Actress Sanaa Lathan has revealed that she stopped drinking three years ago because she felt alcohol was “dimming” her energy.

“I stopped drinking about three years ago,” she told People.

“Alcohol was not going well with me physically. Just, it was not working anymore. It affects everything, and that’s part of the reason why I stopped, because even if you’re going out a couple of times a week and you’re drinking, it was starting to affect me throughout the week. It wouldn’t be necessarily a hangover, but it definitely dimmed my energy. I didn’t feel as good. It was affecting anxiety.”

“You don’t realize how over time it gets your brain out of balance as well,” the “Nappily Ever After” the actor explains.

“And the more I educated myself on really what it does to you … I have a mother who has never drank, and she’s probably the funnest person, the happiest person, because there’s this whole belief that you can only have fun with alcohol. I had to really reprogram that aspect, because it’s just all over in our culture. So, I haven’t missed it. My life has definitely become more of a morning life, but I can still go out and have fun.”

Lathan is busy promoting her newest Netflix project. In the series “Hit & Run,” who plays a journalist. The show focuses on a Segev (Lior Raz) whose life is turned upside down when his wife is killed in a hit and run in Tel Aviv. After his killers flee to the U.S., Segev turns to ex-lover Naomi Hicks (Lathan) for help — uncovering some disturbing truths along the way.

“She, against her better judgment, gets involved. She gets hooked and she can’t not follow a good story,” Lathan tells Entertainment Tonight of her character. “She gets involved and then just can’t get out.”

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