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TV Mom Checks Into Rehab

Angela checks into rehab for role

Angela checks into rehab for role

Thursday, March 11, 2010 17:19 GMT

AUSTIN, Texas (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One TV mom has checked herself into rehab and it’s having quite the opposite effect – she’s more of a druggie than ever.

Angela Rawna plays drug addict mom Regina Howard on Friday Night Lights.

To nail the gritty role, Rawna – who’s never played a druggie before – checked herself into a real rehab facility in Texas.

A former addict walked her through what it’s really like to be a junkie by taking her to the streets where she used to score drugs.

Rawna did rehab in full-on character, from dreary clothes to little make-up, but the hands-on research has made her meaty role on FNL much more authentic.

She wants to play a lawyer next so she can visit a courtroom and sit in on trials, though the “good debater” doesn’t need to do much research on how to win an argument.

FNL returns to television this April.