Shia LaBeouf explains movie drinking
Shia LaBeouf’s drinking for his new film was “as undestructive” as he could make it.
The Hollywood actor consumed moonshine while shooting his latest movie Lawless, as he wanted to convincingly portray his bootlegging character.
Shia gave up drinking after a series of incidents – including a bar brawl – and says the only reason he turned to the strong spirit was to look as believable as possible when he was on set.
“My drinking on this movie was as undestructive as I could possibly make it, if that makes sense,” he told the New York Post.
“I did it for the movie. I didn’t drink off set for no reason. I did it because, when I showed up on set the next day, my [bleep]ing eyes looked like this and my face… had that drunk bloat that I needed, that I couldn’t have if that wasn’t going on.
“Moonshine is different than liquor. Moonshine is closer to heroin.”
Lawless is set in Depression-era Virginia. Shia says his method acting scared his co-star Mia Wasikowska.
“She was calling her attorney, like, ‘Get me the [bleep] out of here,’” he revealed. “Mia was ready to walk away from the movie. I was really pretty aggressive about it, and not in any kind of weird, strange way, but I don’t think she had ever experienced anything like that.”
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