Hugh Laurie Experimented With Vicodin For House Role

03/28/2008 02:46 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Not that he's been labeled a realistic Method actor before, but Hugh Laurie admits he attempted to get closer to the character he portrays on House -- by experimenting with Vicodin, the strong painkiller to which Dr. Gregory House is addicted.

"I wouldn't recommend it -- we have to be careful," Laurie, 48, tells Britain's Radio Times magazine, "But then again ... if you're not in pain it gives a floaty, pleasurable feeling."

Laurie, renown as a perfectionist, says he's unhappy with his Golden Globe-winning performance of the grumpy medic -- especially his American accent -- and isn't sure how much longer the series will continue.

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