While filming the comedy (out now), the “Gin and Juice” rapper switched out one of the film’s prop joints for some real marijuana, accidentally getting McConaughey stoned out of his mind.
McConaughey, who payed the titular beach bum named Moondog in the process, was pretty surprised by the switch. He thought he was smoking joints stuffed with oregano, when in fact it was potent Snoop Dogg caliber real marijuana.
The actor, 49, walked Jimmy Kimmel through what happened during an appearance alongside Snoop Dogg, 47, on Thursday’s episode of the ABC late night show. Turns out this all went down during the first take of the first scene McConaughey and Snoop were filming together for the movie.
“We do the scene and it’s about an eight-minute take, a long take if you’re passing a joint back and forth and you’re smoking hardcore to the heels of your feet,” McConaughey explained on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “So the scene goes on and right after the scene I just feel like, ‘Man, I’m not sure that was a prop…’ And I look over and Snoop goes, ‘Yo, Moondog, that wasn’t prop weed, that was Snoop weed.’ of the swapped in real marijuana.
“I said, ‘Okay man. Buckle up because here we go!’ ” McConaughey said
From there, things got messy. According to Snoop, McConaughey rapped for “13 hours straight.”
“I didn’t speak another word of English, really,” McConaughey said. “It was one of those highs where I didn’t really catch my breath until 5:30 the next day.”
Snoop had a good sense of humor about it, filling McConaughey in on the details. The actor recalls Snoop telling him, “You were great, Moondog. You hit 4 in the park home runs.”