'Crystal Fairy' Director: 'I Highly Recommend Kids to Take Drugs' (Video)

Tony Maglio
The Wrap

The hippie-oriented "Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus'" director Sebastian Silva is quite liberal when it comes to drug use off screen, as well.

"I highly recommend kids to take drugs," he said in a recent video interview with Uinterview, adding: " No, but I'm not talking about cocaine or crystal meth, you know what I'm talking about its like …  yeah [laughs] that kind of stuff."

Silva was referring to mescaline, which Michael Cera and friends drink in the film.

Literally. Cera recently admitted that the cast was drinking real mescaline from a real San Pedro cactus on camera.

Also read: 'Crystal Fairy' Review: Michael Cera, Hippies, Hallucinogenic Cactus Make for a Groovy Trip

In the Uinterview, an uncomfortable Cera, who stars in the film and lived with Silva's family for three months, did not concur with the writer/director's sentiment. 

"I don't know," Cera said. "The friends that I grew up with that have done drugs have been like really sad to watch. But [laughs] I've seen it get bad with people, so."

Before his statement, Chilean Silva, who plays Lobo in the film and whose life the film is based on, said:

"It's so important, I mean, to like develop somehow like a spiritual life or relationship with yourself that's outside of like mundane experience, right? And I feel that, yeah, if it's you not buying into religion, which is really hard to nowadays. I think this kind of substances kind of help step out of yourself and like see things differently."

Here's the clip:

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