Posted: 10:41 a.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013
Bai Ling is better known for her drunken antics with paparazzi than her acting.
But, at 46, the Wild Wild West actress wants to change that.
At a recent event for AT&T’s Live Proud campaign, Bai tells RumorFix exclusively that she’s been sober for a year. “I am extremely sober — too sober,” the Chinese born actress says.
The former Celebrity Rehab star adds, “In order form to function as who Bai Ling is supposed to be – the talented actress — not crazy Bai Ling as you’ve seen me — I have to be sober.”
She says her drunken episodes have been caught by paparazzi and amplified giving her a negative image. No more.
The star admits sobriety is challenging, “I did a film in China, it was really really hard. In China you have to drink otherwise they’ll think you’re mean.” But she says she convinced them alcohol gets her sick and was able to drink water on the set.
As for her career, she says it’s souring. She’s just been offered a leading role in a film based on a Nobel Prize winning novel.