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Los Angeles, 28 March 2019
1. Wide of Snoop Dogg, director Harmony Korine and Matthew McConaughey posing for photographers
2. Zac Efron poses for photographers, greets director Harmony Korine
3. Wide of Isla Fisher posing for photographers
Los Angeles, 28 March 2019
4. Isla Fisher speaks to reporter
5. SOUNDBITE (English) Isla Fisher, actress:
"I mean Snoop is so tall, it's hard to - it feels like he's nearly seven foot. I don't know how tall he is but I think that's the main difference just that I was shouting out to him because I am so short."
6. Jimmy Buffett speaks to reporter
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Jimmy Buffett, recording artist, actor:
"But the one thing you know when you're sitting there and it's like take 15 and something will crack you up, it was when they had to refill Snoops bowl with Froot Loops. There was this bowl that was gigantic because they got soggy in the hot tub. I was just watching the grip refilling Snoops – and he was eating them."
8. Wide of arrivals line, Matthew McConaughey speaks to reporter
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY ACCIDENTALLY GOT SO HIGH ON 'SNOOP WEED,' HE 'SAW THE SUN RISE'
Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey let out his finest dirt bag character as a good-time Charlie stoner-poet named Moondog in Harmony Korine's "The Beach Bum," a bizarre and transfixing carnival of vulgarity and vice.
Things got much more bizarre on set for McConaughey when he accidentally got high off of Snoop Dog's magical weed.
"There was a scene where he was turning me onto his magic weed so I've got prop weed which is called prop weed which is really Oregano because I'm not getting high on the set, I'm not, right. So, we do the whole scene and after a seven minute take he goes, 'That wasn't prop weed that was Snoop weed.' I thought, 'Here we go. Here we go,'" explained McConaughey.
He got so high, he says he "saw the sun rise."
McConaughey admits, in some ways, he was born to play Moondog. Whether or not that's a good thing for him, or unsuspecting audiences, is unclear, but McConaughey gives and bares (nearly) all for this film.
"I've been in his frequency a few times before," he explained about his soul mate character. "Never, never really sustained it or choose to for as long as he does. But I mean any character I'm going to go play is always a part of me. I think that's true for any actor whether they know it or not. They are some part of ourselves and so I look at it like a 1980s equalizer. So you just raise it and lower different parts and frequencies on your own self and turn some things up and turn some things down. So it was a whole hell of a lot of fun to go eight for eight weeks. I am this guy who is chasing an eternal bliss and actually on that frequency."
Anyone familiar with director Harmony Korine's other films, "Spring Breakers" won't be surprised by the neon, rotted or depraved tone set around Miami and the Florida Keys.
Moondog is tanned to a crisp; with a mop of fried, shaggy blond locks framing his nearly unrecognizable face. Suffice to say, it comes as a bit of a surprise to learn that he has a wife, Minnie (Isla Fisher), a grown daughter, Heather (Stefania LaVie Owen) and a waterfront mansion back in Miami. She too is having an affair with a wealthy weed dealer named Lingerie (Snoop Dogg).
Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, Jimmy Buffet and Martin Lawrence also appear in the film.
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