'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf took acid for 24 hours to get into character for Fredrik Bond's new film 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'.
Shia LaBeouf claims he took acid to prepare for his role in 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman'.
The 26-year-old actor took the hallucinogen for 24 hours in order to get into character and deliver a realistic portrayal of the experience for a scene in Fredrik Bond's edgy gangster movie.
Shia told USA Today: ''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.''
The Method actor also drank real moonshine to portray a boozy bootlegger in Prohibition-era crime drama 'Lawless', even though he gave up drinking years ago.
Director John Hillcoat explained: ''It's not quite method acting'', but it's ''method-like.''
The 'Transformers' star is now set to engage in real sex in his Lars Von Trier's controversial upcoming film, 'Nymphomaniac', but says he draws the line at full-frontal nudity and will be using a body double for some the raunchier scenes.
Shia said: ''There are rules. I have ethics, I'm not completely out of my mind.
''But I don't think there's anything wrong with sex. Sex is beautiful if it's done right.
''And I wouldn't just do it for no reason. Sex is different than love, and there is a separation, and that middle gap is what the movie's about.''