The unfiltered Lawless star Shia LaBeouf is making a name for himself lately as that actor who holds nothing back. His latest public statement involves him dropping acid for a film.
In an interview with USA Today, LaBeouf reveals he did everything he could to prepare for a key acid-dropping scene in his upcoming crime comedy The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, now in postproduction.
“There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there’s a way to be on acid,” says LaBeouf. “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.
LaBeouf later confirms that he was high on the set of Charlie Countryman, slated to be released at Sundance next year. Along side Labeouf, the film stars Mads Mikkelsen, Rupert Grint and Evan Rachel Woodf and is directed by Fredrik Bond.
“Sometimes, it does get real,” he admits. “Too real for a (director) who’s trying to keep a diplomatic set.”
Previously reported, LaBeouf, the ex-child star known for his roles in the Transformers movies and the latest Indiana Jones installment, has been slamming mainstream cinema in support of indie endeavors.
“I’m done,” he declared. “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he’s f—ed. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”
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