The guy who plays "Harry Potter" in the movies is playing a stage role in the London production of "Equus," and it just so happens that the role calls for him to smoke a cigarette.
This has caused a world of shit to come down on the thespian's head by the anti-smoking lobby.
"It is regrettable that he is smoking, whatever the circumstances. "He is a role model for young people and if he decided to take up smoking in real life that would be of great concern. Even though it is an act, nicotine is highly addictive and he could find himself hooked."
So said an anti-smoking crusader in London.
The play's producer said that smoking is a key element of a scene in the play and that the actor doesn't even smoke in "real life."
Since art's supposed to reflect life, and since people in real life smoke, we'll side with the artiste on this score.