On set, are actors actually smoking real cigarettes? I can imagine the entire cast and crew of Mad Men have lung cancer by now.
Fake. On the AMC show, the actors smoke Ecstacy herbal cigarettes, which are tobacco- and nicotine-free. "You don't want actors smoking real cigarettes," show creator Matthew Weiner recently told the New York Times. "They get agitated and nervous. I've been on sets where people throw up, they've smoked so much."
What's with Mariah Carey and the high notes? Can she still hit them like she did during her "Emotions" days? BTW, love your podcast here in South Africa.