Shia LaBeouf Filmed His Own Acid Trip for Movie

Movies & TV

/ January 23, 2013

Actor Shia LaBeouf lived the life of a drug addict off-set to prepare for his role in the Sundance flick “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.”

The “Transformers” star revealed that he filmed himself on acid then sent the tapes to co-star Evan Rachel Wood to better his craft and review the footage while sober.

“Also, just ’cause I’m scared. I’ve never done acid before. I remember sending Evan tapes. I remember trying to conjure this (drug-addicted character) and sending tapes and Evan being like, ‘Yeah, that’s good, but that’s not, but this is, but that ain’t (sic).'” he told MTV News ahead of its Eccles premiere. “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.”

While LaBeouf’s methods for playing an inebriated character isn’t one-size-fits-all, he assures he didn’t show up to shoots wasted. “You don’t show up completely tripping on acid,” he said. “But you’re rooting for something and you’re pushing yourself toward it. Everyone’s got their own way.

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