Shia Lebeouf drops acid for new film
Published: Monday, January 28, 2013
Updated: Monday, January 28, 2013 20:01
Shia Lebeouf, who was originally known for being a Disney child star, has now tried to portray different kinds of characters.
First he played Sam Witwicky in Transformers, where he played clumsy teen who couldn't make the football team, but turned into the boy who saved the world several times. Now he wants to play difficult roles in indie films.
Lebeouf stars with Evan Rachel Wood in “The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman” about a man who travels around Eastern Europe and meets a mysterious Romanian women with a dark past. In the film, Lebeouf's character drops acid. To make sure he did a good job portraying his character he took a very real approach to his role.
Lebeouf has been known for trying to really get inside the characters he plays. For the film "Wall Street" he tried to become an expert on the stock market, and for his film "Lawless" he got drunk on moonshine when he played a bootlegger.
Lebeouf came to the set a little high to make sure he could pull of what his character was going through. Although I don't think that doing drugs for a movie role is a fantastic idea, you can't fault the guy for trying to make sure he does a good job portraying his character. It was however a very dangerous way of trying to get inside the character's mind.
Lebeouf has dropped his big budget roles like "Transformers" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" for more independent roles. He is up for the new indie film "The Nymphomaniac" where again there will be more realistic approaches to the role. Everything however that is realistic will be blurred.