Shia LeBeouf took acid for a film role - Legit or too far?
Forget Robert DeNiro, who famously gained 60lb to portray overweight ex-boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull, or Adrien Brody, who volunteered to remain locked in a mortuary drawer for hours while starring in The Jacket. There's a new method kid in town: Shia LeBeouf dropped acid for 24 hours to prepare for a role in forthcoming gangster film The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
The 26-year-old actor told USA today he wanted to deliver a realistic rendering of a scene in which his character trips on LSD for Fredrik Bond's film. "There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid," he said.
Is this acceptable 'research' for a film role or just a step way way too far?
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