Just a week after Shia LaBeouf announced that he would be performing real sex scenes in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, the actor has made another claim to his method acting dedication: taking real drugs on camera.
LaBeouf told USA Today that he really took LSD for an acid trip scene in the upcoming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, for authenticity’s sake. “There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there’s a way to be on acid,” he explained, proceeding to explain his choice of method acting: “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.”
The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is in post-production and set to be released in 2013. Rupert Grint, Evan Rachel Wood and Aubrey Plaza are also set to star, but no one has confirmed whether or not they “dosed” for the film along with their co-star.