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 Watson, Daniel 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.