Shatner's Cigar-Smoking Makes Him Sick

Former STAR TREK actor WILLIAM SHATNER smokes so many cigars on the set of his acclaimed new TV show BOSTON LEGAL, they once made him ill.

The veteran actor is often seen closing an episode of the show with a cigar in his mouth, but Shatner admits it's had a very negative effect on his health.

He says, "You know what aversion therapy is? I practiced it with the cigars. In particular, one scene I thought rather than smoking a long cigar - which is what we tend to do because it keeps the smoke away from your face - that if it was a short (cigar) and pull on it, it might look more fun.

"After 20 cigars, I was ill. A sheen of oily sweat came across my brow, and they had to put rouge to cover the green. It was hysterical afterwards, but not during."

01/08/2005 20:54

Contactmusic

Tags: Star Trek - Boston Legal


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Cinemas are set to get a whole lot more magical this winter with the...

Fairytales Come to Life in the First Trailer for Disney's Into The Woods

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

The reviews are in – Chadwick Boseman makes a star turn as James Brown...

Chadwick Boseman Faced A Challenge With James Brown Portrayal, Will He Reap The Benefits Come Awards Season?

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

More great news for fans of the Hunger Games films! Following the recent...

Lorde Given Complete Control Over New 'Hunger Games' Soundtrack

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

According to Variety, Jamie Foxx is to star as Kid Dynamite himself...

Is Jamie Foxx About to Play Mike Tyson?

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

During the seemingly never-ending Guardians of the Galaxy press tour, Diesel took a moment...

Vin Diesel Sings Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

Horns - International Trailer

Following the vicious rape and murder of his girlfriend Merrin Williams, Ig Perrish goes on a grief-ridden...

Horns Trailer
Advertisement

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

Can't make sense of the latest fued to hit Hollywood? Well, never fear...

Stephen Colbert Explains Orlando Bloom vs Justin Bieber Fight, Hilarity Ensues

"Sharknado 2: The Second One" Causes Full-Scale Tweetnado

Today in “how is this even happening” news, Sharknado 2 made a killing with its ratings...

Tara Reid -

Behaving Badly Review

For a comedy that so desperately wants to be rude and sexy, this movie is remarkably timid. It does a great...

Behaving Badly Movie Review


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Star Trek Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Star Trek

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All