The director of biopic Mr Nice has revealed several scenes had to be faked due to the UK's strict smoking laws.Hey! We believe you, Bernard. Crackers, isn't it?
Mr Nice tells the story of the rise of drug smuggler Howard Marks (played by Rhys Ifans) and his eventual imprisonment in the US in 1988.
"In Wales, where we shot half the film, it is illegal to smoke a cigarette on a movie set," said director Bernard Rose.
"So in Wales we had very elaborate special effects devices to simulate smoking, I kid you not!"
He added: "All the smoking close-ups we shot in Spain, where it's perfectly legal."And I'm sure Spanish businesses were happy for the boosted income in these hard times.
Money that Welsh people are crying out for.
Well done, Welsh Assembly.