Peaky Blinders you know ? This series British TV which is a real cardboard and staging Cillian Murphy as Thomas Shelby? Well, according to the actress Helen McCrory, the props of the series counted a thousand cigarettes consumed by the interpreter of Thomas Shelby during the shooting of a season.
En November of last year we were already talking about the presence of the e-cigarette on the set of the series Peaky Blinders. With Netflix's recent targeting of anti-smoking, the famous British series could not go unnoticed.
Lighting a cigarette to reinforce Thomas Shelby's charisma is a customary gesture for Cillian Murphy. According to his partner on the screen Helen McCrory, the Irish actor would consume more cigarettes than one imagines during the shooting of Peaky Blinders . "Cillian is one of the Shelby clan members who smokes the most. I can not remember the year, but the accessories guys had counted nearly a thousand cigarettes on a season", She said recently at British Film Institute for the preview of the fifth season of Peaky Blinders.
« There were herbal cigarettes, like the rose - Cillian Murphy
«No actor was killed during the shooting of Peaky Blinders!", Sneers the interpreter of Polly Gray. "We do not inspire smoke", She says in front of the audience of the series and the specialized site Metro.
In 2016, Cillian Murphy had commented on his unfortunate mania with theIndependent. "People were smoking all day at the beginning of the series, it just became a business for Tommy", Emphasized the actorInception.
«I asked the props guys to estimate the number of cigarettes I just smoked out of curiosity, and they think it's about 3 000 cigs, Revealed Cillian Murphy after filming the third season of Peaky Blinders.
Tobacco was quickly replaced during production by e-cigarettes or substitutes. "There were herbal cigarettes, like the rose", Says Cillian Murphy. The props team uses every kind of ploy to represent the drug on the screen. Cocaine is replaced by milk powder or baking soda. Alcohol is transformed by colored water in the episodes of the series.