Kathy Bates Says She Gets High Before Reading Every Script For 'Disjointed'

How does Academy Award-winning actor Kathy Bates get into character for the marijuana-themed Netflix series 'Disjointed'? Exactly how you'd think.

"When I read the scripts, I'm stoned," Kathy Bates told Seth Meyers yesterday on 'The Late Show.' "It's research!" she added, so you could call her creative process 'method reading.'

But while she enjoys having a puff and skimming through the next episode, she draws the line at toking on set. In fact, she doesn't even smoke the fake joints supplied by the production crew. "I refuse to smoke the fake joints they pack on the show 'cause it's this horrendous mix of some kind of herbal stuff," she explained. "So I said, 'I'm just gonna do a vape.' But I'm not vaping real stuff. I'm vaping like apricot things, but I never inhale."

And she's not a fan of all the products for sale in the fictional marijuana dispensary run by her character on 'Disjointed.' When Meyers asked if she's ever tried cannabis edibles, Bates said, "When I'm desperate."

Find out why in the clip above.

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Citing supply shortages, Ontario announced Thursday that they would now be taking a “phased approach” to issuing cannabis retail licenses. Despite earlier claims that they would not be capping the number of licenses for retail pot shops, they announced Thursday that they would, in fact, be limiting the number of licenses dispensed in April to 25. The province says that the licenses will be issued though a lottery system overseen by a third party to “ensure equality and transparency.” This, of course, is following the Progressive Conservative’s stark change in cannabis policy for the province after defeating the Ontario Liberal government in 2018.