Shia LaBeouf Takes LSD For New Role In 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'

By iScience Times Staff Reporter on January 23, 2013 11:46 PM EST

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Shia Lebouf tripped on acid, also known as LSD, in order to prepare himself for the role of a drug addict in the movie “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.” (Photo: flickr.com / Oliv3rThor)

Shia LaBeouf, the former child actor who went on to star in several popular films including "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," is becoming known for his incredible dedication to his acting roles. That dedication reached new heights with his commitment to a role in the upcoming film "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman."

Shia LaBeouf tripped on acid, also known as LSD, in order to prepare himself for the role of a drug addict in the movie "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman." Although this is surprising, what may be even more shocking is the fact that Shia LaBeouf sent a video tape to his co-star Evan Rachel Wood.

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"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).' 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," said Shia LaBeouf in an MTV interview.

Despite prodding from journalists and friends, Shia LaBeouf insists that he tripped on acid in order to do research for the film. Even though he insists that it was all for research, he admits that tripping acid was fun.

"You don't show up completely wasted," he said. "You don't show up completely tripping on acid. But you're rooting for something, and you're pushing yourself toward it. Everybody's got their own way."

Shia LaBeouf is known for doing lots of experimental things in the name of his career. He famously starred in an experimental role in a Sigur Ros music video. Shia LaBeouf also famously sent director Lars Von Trier a video tape of him and his girlfriend having sex in order to land a part in the upcoming film "Nymphomaniac."

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