Gary Oldman has revealed that he gave himself â€œserious nicotine poisoningâ€ after smoking nearly $20,000 (Â£14,800) worth of cigars during filming of his new Winston Churchill biopic film. …
Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Oldman revealed that he made himself ill after smoking 400 cigars over the course of a 48-day shoot.
â€œI got serious nicotine poisoning,â€ he said. â€œYouâ€™d have a cigar that was three-quarters smoked and youâ€™d light it up, and then over the course of a couple of takes, it would go down, and then the prop man would replenish me with a new cigar â€” we were doing that for 10 or 12 takes a scene.â€
Director Wright, however, said that the price was worth paying, adding: â€œItâ€™s Winston Churchill. You canâ€™t have Winston Churchill without a cigar.â€
17 Dec 2017