Shia LaBeouf took wrong drug for new movie

Actor's method goes slightly awry.

Shia LaBeouf took the wrong drug for his latest film 'Charlie Countryman', it's emerged.

Citing his movie idols, the actor told how he had taken LSD for a drugs scene in the film in order to get an authentic performance.

But the director Fredrik Bond reckons that he got his wires crossed.

[Shia LaBeouf beaten up in London for filming a girl vomiting]

“In the script, it's Carpathian ecstasy, a special hostel ecstasy that exists in maybe just Bucharest,” he told Vulture.

“So, Shia said he took acid? I didn't know he went out and said that. But it was always ecstasy in the script.”

In fact, it appears that LaBeouf didn't mention any of the specifics about his method.

“No, he informed me that he was going to go out on a limb and push the envelope,” Bond added.

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“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'.”

Strangely, however, LaBeouf has previously implied that his antics may have impacted on the directing of the scene.

“Sometimes, it does get real,” LaBeouf told USA Today of his experience. “Too real for a [director] who's trying to keep a diplomatic set.

“There's a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there's a way to be on acid.

“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.”

You can try and deduce whether LaBeouf was on ecstasy or LSD when 'Charlie Countryman' is released in the UK on February 14.

It also stars Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen and Rupert Grint.

La Beouf is indeed becoming known for his method antics.

James Buckley from 'The Inbetweeners', who also stars in 'Charlie Countryman', says he was slightly intimidated by his co-star while on set in Romania.

“He was the character of this backpacker all the way through filming and it was really intense,” he said.

“When they say cut, I go back to my hotel and I'm a husband and a dad. But he'd just hang around Budapest for about four weeks before everyone else even turned up, living like a backpacker.”

Meanwhile in period crime drama 'Lawless', LeBeouf played moonshine drunk Jack Bondurant, and partook in the homemade booze before scenes, describing it as 'closer to heroin than liqour'.

“My drinking on this movie was as undestructive as I could possibly make it, if that makes sense,” he said. “I did it for the movie. I didn't drink off set for no reason.”

His co-star Mia Wasikowska was often the victim of his aggressive behaviour while soused.

“Mia was ready to walk away from the movie,” he added. “I was really pretty aggressive about [staying in character], and not in any kind of weird, strange way, but I don't think she had ever experienced anything like that.”

Controversially, he's also said to have gone entirely 'unsimulated' for the sex scenes in the forthcoming Lars Von Trier movie 'Nymphomaniac'.