How to Kick Back Like the Cast of The Wire

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There's a new oral history of The Wire in Maxim, of all places. The story covers pretty well-known Wire lore — the stresses of filming in Baltimore, the frustration some of the cast and producers felt when Emmy voters ignored the show, how actors handled their characters getting killed off. But it wasn't all doom and gloom for Wire folk! According to Idris Elba, the cast knew how to kick back. "We smoked a lot of good weed, did a lot of strip clubs," he says. "A lot of that."