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Shia LaBeouf tells MTV that he dropped acid while filming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Not because he loves drugs but he wanted to fully immerse himself in character. The film tells the story of a man who goes to Romania after his mother’s death and falls in love with a woman (Evan Rachel Wood) who’s a crime boss’ girlfriend. At one point in the movie, his character drops acid.

“I’d never done acid before. I remember sending Evan tapes. I remember trying to conjure this and sending tapes. And Evan being like ‘That’s good, but that’s not but, that is,'” LaBeouf told MTV. “You reach out to friends and gauge where you’re at. I was sending tapes around and I’d get 50 percents from people and that just starts creeping me out. I was getting really nervous toward the end. Not cause I wanted to be on drugs — I’m not trying to mess with the set or anything like that. It’s really just fear that propels people.”

Gosh, acting is tough. Not only does Shia have to read lines off a piece of paper, but he has to drop acid in order to make a scene authentic and simulate sex with his co-star in Lars von Trier’s Nymphomaniac. I don’t know how he does it.

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