Shia LaBeouf Drank So Much For This Movie, It Scared A Co-Star

Method acting means totally immersing yourself in the part, even if it means you're acting in a way that others may find a little alarming. Shia LaBeouf, once a Disney Channel star like Zac Efron or Cole Sprouse, has risen in the world of acting to take on some serious drama films. After some big films like "Holes" and "Transformers," he's transitioned into different roles, and taken on method acting along the way. 

He's pulled some crazy stunts, like for his role in "Fury" where he "famously went method by showering less, going to a dentist in the valley to remove one of his teeth and inflicting an actual scar on his face" (via Cinema Blend). He even got his entire torso tattooed for his most recent film, "The Tax Collector." If you think we aren't serious, check out the Instagram post from the artist that did the work. So, while we know that LaBeouf is capable of some serious method acting, during one film he actually alarmed a co-star so much that they threatened to back out.

Shia LaBeouf drank often on the set of this movie

To better get in character for his 2012 film "Lawless," LaBeouf drank moonshine on and off set in order to better achieve the drunken bloat that his bootlegger character would have. His drunkenness alarmed his co-star Mia Wasikowska to the point where she was calling her attorney and asking to leave, according to IndieWire. "Mia was ready to walk away from the movie," LaBeouf said. "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." 

And we don't really blame her, it might be tough working with someone who is getting really drunk on alcohol day after day. "Moonshine is different than liquor. Moonshine is closer to heroin," LaBeouf said, which sort of makes things worse, when you think about it. He delivered a great performance, so there's definitely something to be said for method acting and LaBeouf's talents as an actor, but we still stand by the fact that we wouldn't want to work with him while he was downing moonshine.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction issues, help is available. Visit the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration website or contact SAMHSA's National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).