Actress reveals what she was actually snorting in place of cocaine in iconic Goodfellas scene

Fortnite adds Doomsday countdown timer to tease beginning of Season 3Debi Mazar has shed light on this scene from GoodFellas (Picture: Warner Bros)

Debi Mazar, star of Goodfellas, has dished on what the cast snorted in place when taking ‘cocaine’ in the iconic film’s drug scenes.

The Younger actress was launched into the spotlight playing Sandy inMartin Scorsese’s 1990 gangster classic Goodfellas – the flick that charts the rise and fall of mob associate Henry Hill (played by Ray Liotta) and his friends and family from 1955 to 1980.

As you can imagine, the film covers some pretty heavy subject matter, with some scenes depicting drug use.

Now speaking to PeopleTV’s Couch Surfing series, Debi looked back on one memorable scene in particular in which Sandy had a cocaine-fueled fling with our main man Henry.

One surprising revelation the actress made was what she was snorting alongside Ray in the aforementioned scenes.

While you may assume they were huffing baking powder, or even powdered sugar, to mimic the illicit substance, as actors have done in the past, turns out it was something not even close.

Fortnite adds Doomsday countdown timer to tease beginning of Season 3Debi was launched into the spotlight via her role as Sandy (Picture: Warner Bros)

She told host Lola Ogunnaike: ‘I think what we had to snort was called inositol, which is a laxative.

‘Yeah, so that was fun!’

She added of the reaction to her scenes in the flm: ‘I kind of became a bit of a New York It Girl, Spike Lee went on to discover me.’

Fortnite adds Doomsday countdown timer to tease beginning of Season 3The actress was dishing on her most iconic roles (Picture: Getty Images)

While we don’t condone the use of drugs, snorting laxatives – or baking powder, corn starch or powdered lactose – sounds pretty bad as well.

As Jonah Hill discovered when he supposedly got sick after ingesting too much fake cocaine on the set of The Wolf Of Wall Street.

Speaking to The Guardian in 2014, he said: ‘I snorted so much of that stuff that I got, like, bronchitis!…

‘My lungs were filled with powder and I got really sick for a month and a half. But, I mean, I’d do it again in a second.

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‘The first time you snort fake cocaine in a Scorsese movie you feel like… I don’t know! I got embarrassed because I said that it’s every actor’s dream. I guess it’s not, but to me, it’s a pretty iconic thing to do.’

Something about those Scorsese movies…

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