Sometimes, a movie or a TV script will call for an actor to indulge in some pretty hardcore drugs. We’ve seen it all, from cocaine being snorted to ecstasy pills getting devoured like Tic Tacs. If you’ve ever seen a character shoot up heroin or smoke out of a bong, you can rest assured that they were using fake drugs. The entertainment industry has gotten better and better at creating these faux narcotics so they can look as good as the real thing. Here are a few of their tricks.
1. Cocaine – “Homeland”
On the series Homeland, viewers have seen more than a few lines of cocaine sitting on tables and counter tops. The show’s property master confirmed that the ingredients for fake cocaine have been perfected throughout the years. So the next time you see cocaine being cut into lines on the show, just know that it’s a combination of cornstarch and a little bit of baby powder to break up the sticky consistency.
2. Heroin – “Trainspotting”
While watching “Trainspotting,” it’s hard to believe that all of the heroin being used among the Scottish was 100% fake. To align with the movies dark and gritty theme, the prop master decided to use unconventional methods to make the drug-fueled scenes more realistic. Real syringes were filled with dyed, and once the plunger on the syringe was moved up and down, it gave the appearance that blood was mixing in with the fake heroin.
More in Entertainment
Netflix Serial Killer Drama ‘In the Shadow of the Moon’ Adds New Cast Members
Netflix on Wednesday announced that they had begun rounding out the cast of serial killer drama In the Shadow of the...July 11, 2018
‘King of Kong’ Hero Steve Wiebe Is Vindicated A Decade After the Fact
Today, film fans and true blue gamers received news that one of the most likable protagonists in movie history saw his...April 12, 2018
25 Best TV Dads of All Time
It’s always a good time to celebrate our favorite TV dads! Since the early ages of television, we’ve been introduced to...April 4, 2018
15 TV Shows with the Most Viewers Each Week
A few of the most popular shows bring in millions of viewers each week. Some of them draw viewers in with...March 27, 2018
‘Westworld’ Is Bringing Back a Lot of Old Characters for Season 2
It’s been a full calendar year (and then some) since audiences were last admitted into the Delos Corporation’s coolest attraction, Westworld....February 28, 2018
Twitter Explodes Behind Vanity Fair’s Spandex-Heavy Marvel Photo Shoot
At a moment when the DCEU should be in the spotlight for its ensemble movie, Justice League, Marvel’s rival studio has...November 27, 2017