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Michael Cera misses out on mescaline head trip in experiment for Sundance film 'Crystal Fairy'

Director Sebastian Silva, left, actress Gaby Hoffmann, center, and actor Michael Cera, right, pose at the premiere of "Crystal Fairy" during the 2013 Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)
January 19, 2013 - 7:40 AM

PARK CITY, Utah - Michael Cera can tell you how to cook a cactus to extract its psychedelic mescaline. But he can't tell you what a mescaline head trip is like, even though he drank the concoction.

Cera and his cast mates of the Sundance Film Festival premiere "Crystal Fairy" boiled a cactus and drank the noxious brew to get a sense of what their characters were supposed to experience on a mescaline trip.

The film follows them on a road trip through the Chilean desert in search of the San Pedro cactus for its hallucinogenic effects.

For some reason, Cera and his co-stars were unaffected by the mescaline, so he doesn't have any mind-altering experiences to share. He can describe the taste, which he says is "acrid, earthy, terrible."

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