When it comes to the internet’s favorite celebrities, Jeff Goldblum is consistently rated near the top. Think about it: If someone told you they absolutely despised Jeff Goldblum, you’d assume something was a little bit off about them. Either that or they really hated dinosaurs.
What we’re saying is this: Goldblum, the person, is arguably more likable than the characters he plays. Watching this recent Pitchfork interview, where he breaks down his experiences with psychedelics, you’ll understand why the internet loves him so much.
“My experience with psychedelics goes like this,” Goldblum told Pitchfork. “When I was 20 in 1971, I took mescaline three times. I had a grand time on that every time. I saw Fellini’s ‘Satyricon’ with a group of people. and it was a double-bill with The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine.’ Oh, boy, I was into it.”
But it was Goldblum’s experiment with acid where he says the real fun begins. He tried LSD that same year in a Brooklyn apartment. He took it while playing conga drums as the Rolling Stones Let It Bleed LP played in the background. The effects took so long to kick in, Goldblum didn’t remember he’d taken anything.
“Maybe nothing happens [I thought.] By the end of the song, I was not like I was on the mescalin. I’d forgotten that I’d taken a substance of some kind,” Goldblum said. “Everything was just now different. I was high, very high, pathetically high.”
Goldblum then admits he’s “strictly these days, as is. I come as is.” However, the actor wouldn’t recommend dropping acid and watching Jurassic Park.
“I don’t want you to have a bad trip,” he told Pitchfork. “You take that acid, and you might get scared.”