Robert Otterstatter

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Smokin’ Celebrity Review – Gina Gershon by Robert Otterstatter

Smokin’ Celebrity Review – Gina Gershon 
by Robert Otterstatter 
Gina Gershon, is an American actress. She currently portrays the role of Gladys Jones on The CW teen drama series “Riverdale”. In addition to her acting career, Gina is also a published author – the first book she wrote for adults was, “In Search of Cleo: How I Found My Pussy and Lost My Mind,” the true story of the hunt for her runaway cat! And, she is an avid cigar enthusiast.

Through her father, Gershon also developed a love for the smell of a fine cigar. Her father and his brother, Jack, smoked cigars, they loved Punches and Montecristo No. 2s in particular. For a time, the family had a beach house in Manhattan Beach and in the evening Gershon’s father would sit on the porch with her, smoking a cigar and watching the sun set.

Today, Gershon from time to time will light up a fine cigar. “When I smell cigars, I’m always very happy,” she told Cigar Afficionado’s Chutkow. She prefers to smoke with other people, and like her father, she likes Cohibas, Punches and Montecristo No. 2s. Walking on the beach or being outdoors at a party are some of her favorite moments to light up. One of her best memories was being in Havana a few years back on New Year’s Eve. She and a group of friends smoked big Cohibas on a hotel rooftop and stayed around to watch the sunrise.
Gina smokes different cigars according to her mood. She once told Ellen DeGeneres; “I’ll try small cigars or torpedos, and I like Especiales; I think they have a sexy shape.” She often gives cigars and cigar paraphernalia as gifts and she will occasionally go to the Grand Havana Room Beverly Hills. But she prefers to smoke outdoors, during breaks from a tense movie set. She loved smoking with Arnold Schwarzenegger on the set of “Red Heat” and with Rade Serbedzija, her partner in the movie, “Prague Duet.”
Gina finds cigar smoking a way of communing and bonding with men, in a nonsexual way.
The pictures used in this article are directly from Gina’s Instagram account in which you can find here: