Michael Cera’s Effort to Go Method for ‘Crystal Fairy’ Failed

michael-cera-crystal-fairyMichael Cera decided to go Method on his new film Crystal Fairy by doing the same drugs his character does.

Cera admitted to The Huffington Post that he and his cast-mates tried doing mescaline to experience what their characters would have on the same type of hallucinogenic trip.

“We cooked the cactus for the movie and drank it, but it didn’t work,” Cera confessed.  “We had this plan to do it and not film because that was going to be overwhelming for everyone.  We ended up drinking it and shooting that day, and everyone was fine and nobody felt anything.

“Maybe it was because we were working or something.  We were all in work mode…Maybe we got the wrong cactus.  Is that possible?”

The film, which is currently screening at Sundance Film Festival, did teach Cera one thing—he does not like boiled cactus.  “It’s a very kind of acrid, earthy, terrible taste,” he said.  “It’s almost like a wheatgrass shot, that terrible taste that keeps revisiting you.  It shouldn’t be eaten.  Nature didn’t want you to eat it.”

4 Comments

  1. Laura Ann Tull via Facebook

    January 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    I hate to say this, but I have studied Stanislavski and I have to say that Michael Cera you may be a nice person and good actor, but “what drugs were you doing?” when you decided that to play the druggie you had to BECOME ONE?? that is just insane, not to mention dangerous. Actors are atheletes (OK some of us are not olypians) and I can get maybe losing or gaining weight if done carefully, but you get your body addicted to anything and no matter how strong you may say you are- you put yourself at risk of NEVER being the same again.

  2. Laura Ann Tull via Facebook

    January 24, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Also DEAD.

  3. Laura Ann Tull via Facebook

    January 24, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    They are lucky it did not work.

  4. Thomas Garner via Facebook

    January 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    He should change his professional name to “Douche Bag”

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/watch-keegan-michael-key-explain.jpg
Watch: Keegan-Michael Key Explains Why “Improv actors are at war together”
Check out Key's points on why it's so important for improv actors to have each others' backs in the clip above.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/norman-reedus-actor.jpg
Norman Reedus on Acting: “If it’s something you really want, you have to roll with the rejection”
Norman Reedus is a fan-favorite star on The Walking Dead and was in the cult favorite film The Boondock Saints. However, in the dozen years between those two gigs Reedus had experienced ups and downs in his career and in many cases he was cast in very small roles in big movies or lead roles […]
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/frank-grillo.jpg
Frank Grillo on Being Typecast: “I welcome it”
"I hear actors pooh-pooh the idea... people might see them as a certain thing. I welcome it" - Frank Grillo on Typecasting
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Michael-Shannon-Acting-for-free.jpg
Michael Shannon on Actors Working for Free: “I think as a group actors need to stop enabling this behavior”
"If somebody’s got a good script and you want to put good actors in it then everybody should be taken care of." - Michael Shannon
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Javier-Munoz-Hamilton.jpg
Javier Muñoz on Taking the Lead in ‘Hamilton’: “This is just fun, and glorious”
Muñoz talks about his feelings on playing Alexander Hamilton full-time and his relationship with Lin-Manuel Miranda.