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Shia LaBeouf immersed himself in his role for The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman by hallucinating on acid.
The Nymphomaniac actor sat down for an interview with MTV where he discussed his character, who drops acid, noting that he didn’t do the drug simply because he’s a recreational user but because he wasn’t 100% convincing, not having known what the experience was like. He explains that he was “scared” noting, “I've never done acid before.”
“I'm just saying you reach out to friends and you sort of gauge where you're at. So I was sending tapes around. I'd get fifty percents from people, and that starts creeping me out, and I got really nervous. Towards the end, I was like...” His costar, Rachel Evan Wood interjects, “It was spot on.”
Adds LaBeouf, “Well, yeah. But not because I'm wanting to be on drugs. I'm not trying to mess with the set or anything like that. It's really just fear that propels people.”
According to New York Daily News, The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman is centered around a young man who is so devastated by the loss of his mother that he sets forth on a journey, and he finds himself head over heels for a dangerous woman.
The film, which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival, hits Norway September 13, 2013.