After recently revealing that he was prepared to have real sex in Lars von Trier’s explicit film “Nymphomaniac,” Shia LaBeouf is now admitting that he took a real acid trip to prepare for a scene in another upcoming film.
The “Transformers” star — who is currently on a break from big-budget movies to focus his career on independent film projects — tells USA Today that he used acid on the set of “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” to better grasp his character, who gets high on the psychedelic drug.
“There’s a way to do an acid trip like ‘Harold & Kumar,’ and there’s a way to be on acid,” LaBeouf said. “What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that [electric] chair in ‘Dead Man Walking.’ These are the guys that I look up to.”
In “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” — which co-stars Evan Rachel Wood, Rupert Grint, Melissa Leo and Til Schweiger — LaBeouf portrays a young man who falls for a woman who’s claimed by a violent crime boss.
Speaking recently about the requirement to have sex for real in “Nymphomaniac,” LaBeouf explained, “It’s going to be a wild movie. There’s a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we’re doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we’ll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening.”
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