Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of Lawless at Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood (8/22)

In an interview with USA Today, Shia LaBeouf admits that he dropped acid to prepare himself for his role in the indie mob flick The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Note to Self: Star in a movie where I have sex with Megan Fox; prepare for the role beforehand accordingly. From the paper:
After closing out a hugely successful Transformers run, LaBeouf is embarking on a new frontier. On independent film sets around the world, he's sampling character-rich, immersive experiences. If the role calls for him to be moonshine-drunk, as in Depression-era bootlegging movie Lawless (opening Wednesday), he drinks the real stuff and lets the bloated, hallucinogenic results play out on-screen. If his character is on acid, as in Mob story The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which is due for a Sundance Film Festival release in January, he sets aside a day to actually trip on it. It's not quite Method acting, says Lawless director John Hillcoat, but "Method-like."

"There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid," says LaBeouf, 26. "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."
So Shia actually plays out his characters in real life? I guess "Overrated Lucky Bastard" went straight to DVD. Look, I'm as liberal as the next swingin' dick, and If Shia wants to drop acid then Shia should drop acid, but do me a favor and cut the bullshit. Don't hide your junkie lifestyle behind the fact that you're trying to be a method actor or the great Sean Penn. It's one thing to strap oneself to an electric chair, it's quite another to star in a bukkake video in preparation of filming Harvey Milk. Wait, it's Sean Penn . . . maybe he did.

*15 Shia LaBeouf pictures total in the gallery:

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