SHIA LaBeouf has revealed he hallucinogenic drugs in order to prepare for his role in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
The actor, 26, plays Charlie Countryman in the hard-hitting movie which sees his character get embroiled with criminal gang while trying to be with the girl of his dreams Gabi Banyai (Evan Rachel Wood).
In one scene Charlie is high on acid — otherwise known as LSD — and he was so worried about being able to accurately portray the experience he experimented with the illegal high.
During a recent interview, Shia was asked if he took acid to get in the right headspace for the movie.
“Just ’cause I’m scared. I’ve never done acid before,” he said.
“I remember sending Evan tapes … trying to conjure this and sending tapes and Evan being like, ‘Yeah, that’s good, but that’s not, but this is, but that ain’t.
“Not like she’s the expert on set. I’m just saying you reach out to friends and you sort of gauge where you’re at. So I was sending tapes around. I’d get 50 per cents from people, and that starts creeping me out, and I got really nervous. Towards the end, I was like OK…
“It’s not because I’m wanting to be on drugs. I’m not trying to mess with the set or anything like that. It’s really just fear that propels people … You don’t show up wasted. You don’t show up completely tripping on acid. But you’re rooting for something and you’re pushing yourself toward it. Everyone’s got their own way.”
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