LaBeouf first sought advice from costar
"I remember sending Evan tapes," he said in an interview with
(Not that she's any kind of drug expert, she chimed in.)
The so-so reaction creeped him out, he said. Hence, the real-life trip.
"I was just kind of scared. I'd never done acid before."
In the end, he reluctantly admitted, it was fun. But he said he didn't do it because he wanted to be on drugs or mess up the production or anything.
"You don't show up completely wasted," he said. "You don't show up completely tripping on acid. But you're rooting for something, and you're pushing yourself toward it. Everybody's got their own way."
It's not the first time LaBeouf has sent a tape around to check whether he was right for a character. He infamously sent director