'Star Wars' Animator Took LSD While Working On 'Return Of The Jedi'
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In many creative fields, despite it being illegal, people will argue that drugs work well with creating something amazing. Just look at Eminem's career for an example, his music took a nose dive once he stopped taking them.
Either way, it doesn't make taking drugs acceptable.
However, Star Wars animator Phil Tippett has revealed that he used the psychedelic drug LSD when working on Return of the Jedi.
In an interview with VICE he spoke of how he'd turn up to work out of his mind and admitted he took too much of the stuff.
"I took LSD when I was working on Return of the Jedi, and I could communicate with my cat, Brian. Brian took me on a journey, I crawled into this cupboard with Brian the cat and we went to the center of the earth for like 3 billion years and we were just in this world of molecules. And it was fine. It was, like, very calming. And so I decided to go back to work. When I walked into the blue-screen stage, it was like, 'ahhh,' I took way too much," he told VICE.
Even though it was highly illegal, and likely frowned upon by his colleagues, he ended up contributing to a truly brilliant film.
It's safe to assume that during the making of any of the prequels, everyone was stone cold sober.
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Topics: Star Wars