Oscar winner Adrien Brody is an odd choice to front the latest issue of Cigar Aficionado magazine because he quit smoking a decade ago.
The Pianist star was asked to pose with a cigar for the photoshoot accompanying his new interview but he refused to puff away for fear it would re-spark his bad habit.
He says, "I like them, but if I have one, I'm afraid it would lead me to start smoking cigarettes again. I got hooked on cigarettes making a movie when I was 19. I'd played around with them before, but that movie hooked me.
"I quit 10 years ago. I smoke cigarettes in roles all the time and it's very challenging. I'll tell you, it's very comfortable to have a cigar in my hand. I was in St. Petersburg recently and everyone was smoking Cohibas. And I love that smell."