Rupert Grint Talks Shia LaBeouf’s Acid-Dropping Craziness

Posted Wednesday January 15, 2014 3:30 PM GMT

To prepare for his role in “Charlie Countryman,” Shia LaBeouf went ahead and tried some LSD, and according to costar Rupert Grint things got pretty dicey thereafter.

The “Harry Potter” star explained, “If anything will make you not do drugs, it's watching that. He smashed the place up, got naked and kept seeing this owl."

Director Fredrik Bond added, "In the script, it's Carpathian ecstasy, a special hostel ecstasy that exists in maybe just Bucharest. So, Shia said he took acid? I didn't know he went out and said that. But it was always ecstasy in the script."

And while Shia didn’t tell Bond he was doing acid ahead of time, “he informed me that he was going to go out on a limb and push the envelope. He said he wants to make this like they did in the seventies; he was like, 'I want it to be like there's a gun against my head.'"

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