Shia LaBeouf has really tried to get into his roles in the past, but nothing like his most recent attempt for "The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman." MTV reported on the morning of Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, that LaBeouf really dropped acid in order to prepare for his upcoming role and did it to help himself on the set.
MTV spoke with the LaBeouf and came to the conclusion that he did it simply due to the fact that he was scared about not being able to reach the states he needed to for his role. Costar Evan Rachel Wood was with him and said that he is an incredible actor whether he is tripping out or not.
The way that LaBeouf prepares for a role isn't because it is what he needs to perk up or get in the right frame of mind, but it is simply out of fear.
"Just fearful," LaBeouf told MTV. "I'm just scared."
When MTV questions him about dropping acid as the character does, they ask him if he did it because he wanted to be in the same mindset of the character. LaBeouf said he had never done acid before, but he sent Wood tapes of him doing it to get her opinion.
LaBeouf: "Not like she's the expert on set. 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..."
Wood: "It was spot on."
"The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman" is premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this week.