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.