Rupert Grint Says Co-Star Shia LaBeouf Is The Best Reason Ever Not To Do Drugs

Rupert Grint attending British Animal Honors April 2013

Say what you will about the Harry Potter kids, but they sure know how to grow up. They may not have had the most successful transitions away from that franchise so far, but Emma WatsonDaniel Radcliffe, and Rupert Grint seem to be really decent human beings.

For example, they’re all millionaires and set for life, with no real reason to work for a paycheck ever again, yet they keep steadily booking jobs, showing up to set, and never spiraling out of control. (At least not publicly. DanRad has revealed past struggles with alcohol, but he quietly cut himself off entirely in August 2010 and says he hasn’t relapsed since.) It’s pretty impressive, when you think about it, but it must make working with people like Shia LaBeouf – with whom Rupert co-starred in the upcoming film The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman – fairly tedious.

After all, Shia is going pretty far off the rails lately, and part of that downward spiral included taking LSD to prepare for his Charlie Countryman role. (A role that actually called for the character to take ecstasy, but apparently Shia wasn’t worried about silly old details like that.) Anyway so he took the drug onset, and it was apparently a better PSA against drug use than anyone could ever imagine, as Rupert said:

“He smashed the place up, got naked and kept seeing this owl. If anything will make you not do drugs, it’s watching that.”

Um yup. A sentiment that would probably be echoed by castmates of Shia’s from Fury, where he pulled out his own tooth on set, and by Jim Carrey, who got his parenting style attacked by Shia in a Twitter rant after a harmless (and hilarious) joke at the Golden Globes.

You gotta pull it together, girl.


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    • Olivia Wilson

      I can’t wait for Shia to realize that there actually may be something wrong and get help if he needs it.

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I’m so ready.

      • Kate

        Yeah, I’m getting a strong feeling that this is going to take an Amanda Bynes-esque turn soon. Hopefully he has the right people around him if that’s the case

      • Jenni

        I have a feeling that he’s probably scared away anyone who would want to help him at this point.

    • Daniella Sloane Alberts

      he will always just be louis stevens to me.
      dorkbomb. whenever i hear any quote by shia i just think;

    • Ehamilton

      It’s a fairly sexist thing to call him “girl” at the end. What are you implying?

      • Alexis Rhiannon

        I’m implying that’s how I speak on a daily basis.