Date: 15th November 2013
Shia LaBeouf took the wrong drug for his latest film 'Charlie Countryman', it's emerged.
Citing his movie idols, the actor told how he had taken LSD for a drugs scene in the film in order to get an authentic performance.
But the director Fredrik Bond reckons that he got his wires crossed.
"In the script, it's Carpathian ecstasy, a special hostel ecstasy that exists in maybe just Bucharest," he told Vulture.
"So, Shia said he took acid? I didn't know he went out and said that. But it was always ecstasy in the script."
In fact, it appears that LaBeouf didn't mention any of the specifics about his method.
"No, he informed me that he was going to go out on a limb and push the envelope," Bond added.
"He said he wants to make this like they did in the seventies; he was like, 'I want it to be like there's a gun against my head'."
Strangely, however, LaBeouf has previously implied that his antics may have impacted on the directing of the scene.
"Sometimes, it does get real," LaBeouf told USA Today of his experience. "Too real for a director who's trying to keep a diplomatic set."
"There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid."
"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."
You can try and deduce whether LaBeouf was on ecstasy or LSD when Charlie Countryman (2013) is released in the UK on February 14.
Source: Press Release