Well, that was the plan anyway. Unfortunately it seems that Shia got confused on which drugs he was supposed to be faking!
Shia has been telling people he went out and took acid! When director Fredrik Bond found out, he responded:
"Shia said he took acid? I didn't know he went out and said that. But it was always ecstasy in the script."
Come on, Shia!
We thought for sure you'd know more about ecstasy based on your O-face! LOLz!
Fredrik says he was aware Shia was a method actor, but he didn't know anything about the real life drug use! He says:
"No, he informed me that he was going to go out on a limb and push the envelope. 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.'"
Eesh! Maybe next time just do some of that boring, old-school research that involves reading. Libraries - they're just safer.