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For obvious reasons, actors generally don't actually drink or do drugs when filming scenes in which their characters do so. That said, now and then we hear stories about what goes down on a film set when they actually do partake, and it's absolutely hilarious. As it turns out, that's precisely what happened on the set of Harmony Korine's upcoming film, The Beach Bum, as Matthew McConaughey revealed that Snoop Dogg pranked him by putting real weed in a fake joint for one of their scenes. During a recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Wolf of Wall Street actor explained:
I went to the prop man to make sure I have the prop weed which is like crushed oregano. [During filming], we pass back and forth and all of sudden at the end he goes, 'Yo Moondog, that ain't prop weed, that's Snoop Weed.' I was like, 'Oh you son of a gun.'
It's no secret that Matthew McConaughey has played his fair share of weed enthusiasts over the years, as he first gained stardom by playing Wooderson in Richard Linklater's Dazed and Confused. However, things got even more real on the set of The Beach Bum, as Snoop Dogg got his hands on one of the fake joints he was supposed to smoke with McConaughey and made some modifications. As a result, instead of burning the "crushed oregano" that was intended for the joint, the two actors ended up getting super high on camera.
Of course, Matthew McConaughey didn't hold it against Snoop Dogg. In fact, elsewhere in the actor's remarks about the ordeal, he made sure to note that the following nine hours after he smoked the weed were quite enjoyable for the two. That said, he also tempered his enthusiasm by pointing out that nothing they shot that day ended up being usable. Who knows? Maybe it will end up on the special features of the home release.
Check out Matthew McConaughey's recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to specifically hear what he had to say about his experiences with Snoop Dogg on The Beach Bum.
So when Matthew McConaughey and Snoop Dogg light up their weed on screen in The Beach Bum, just remember that there was an instance on the set in which things got a little too authentic. The film doesn't currently have a set release date yet, but we will bring you more information related to it (and all of the films set to debut this year) as more details are made available to us.