Rosario Dawson seeking 'clarity' by giving up marijuana and alcohol

Rosario Dawson

Rosario Dawson is giving up smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol because she wants "as much clarity as possible".

The Sin City star, who is dating U.S. Senator Cory Booker, told Women's Health magazine the lifestyle change was influenced by her father's journey with pancreatic cancer, for which he underwent surgery last year.

"I feel so contaminated by the planet," the 40-year-old said. "I want to cleanse my body (and) I want to have as much clarity as possible and be very intentional about every day.

"So much of life has gone by so fast. But moments with my dad just, like a meal - are the most amazing thing... I want to be present. It's waking me up to really loving my life and therefore being okay with the good, bad, and ugly."

However, Dawson confessed she may have to make an exception later this year, quipping: "Four twenty (April, 2020) might be the month where I CBD (cannabidiol) out."

Since making her father's health a focus in her life, Dawson has made a point to also prioritise self-care, and noted if she doesn't make mindfulness a priority, "I am not going to be there for everybody in the way I need to be."

And while she's focussing on working out regularly and consuming a mostly plant-based diet, the actress still lets herself indulge from time to time with a "peanut butter and jelly sandwich".

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