On “Mr. Robot,” Rami Malek’s starring character, Elliot Anderson, has a lot going on.
To help alleviate the stress from his everyday anxiety about social interaction and from his involvement in an underground hacking organization that wants to take down the evil corporate world, Elliot turns to snorting morphine.
“Yeah, I crush up pills and snort them all the time,” Malek joked on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “The props person gives me whatever she thinks I need for the day – an upper, a downer, whatever. I take what I can get.”
Of course, it’s actually just a vitamin-B pill, but even so, doing several takes took its toll on the “Mr. Robot” star, so the show built Malek a vacuum to hide in his sleeve that allowed him to avoid snorting the fake drug.
Malek said, laughing:
“And no one really knew that I had this, so I would sit there the first day it came in with the crew and just like line up these huge rails of vitamin-B pills. And they didn’t know, so they’d be looking at me like, ‘Dude, what’s wrong with this guy?'”
Malek also spoke with Meyers about his now famous haircut and filming in Chinatown.
Watch the full clip here: