Snoop Dogg switched co-star Matthew McConaughey's prop weed with the real stuff on the sets of 'The Beach Bum'

The Oscar-winning actor narrated a funny incident from the sets of 'The Beach Bum' that involved Snoop Dogg


                            Snoop Dogg switched co-star Matthew McConaughey's prop weed with the real stuff on the sets of 'The Beach Bum'

Think Snoop Dogg and you think weed. The legendary west coast rapper's propensity for appearing with a blunt in his hand in his music videos is matched only by his fierce advocation for its legalization, and 'The Beach Bum' co-star Matthew McConaughey found out that working with his eccentric partner isn't always as straightforward as it seems.

Talking to host Jimmy Kimmel on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!,' McConaughey revealed a funny incident that took place on the sets of the movie.

The 'Interstellar' star said that Snoop got him stoned during one of the scenes by replacing his prop weed with some potent real grass from his own stash.

McConaughey recalled a funny incident from the sets of 'The Beach Bum' (Source: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)
McConaughey recalled a funny incident from the sets of 'The Beach Bum' (Source: Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

The ol' switcharoo took place during a scene where McConaughey's character, Moondog, is visiting Snoop for some 'magic weed' which will miraculously cure the writer's block that has been plaguing him.

The Oscar-winning actor explained that he had clarified with the movie's prop department that the weed he was given was fake before filming the scene, but that his co-star had still managed to sneakily swap it out for the real thing without his knowledge.

"I went to the prop man to make sure I have the prop weed which is like crushed oregano. [During filming], we pass back and forth and all of sudden at the end he goes, ‘Yo Moondog, that ain’t prop weed, that’s Snoop Weed.' I was like, 'Oh you son of a gun,'" McConaughey said, adding, "The next 9 hours were a lot of fun but I don’t think we used one word in the English language."

'The Beach Bum' is a stoner comedy that is being written and directed by Harmony Korine, who is best known for previously writing and directing films such as 'Gummo,' 'Julien Donkey-Boy,' 'Mister Lonely,' and most recently, 'Spring Breakers' in 2012. 

The movie will star McConaughey in the leading role as Moondog, with Isla Fisher playing his on-screen wife, Minnie. Cast in supporting roles are the likes of Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Jonah Hill, and Martin Lawrence. 'The Beach Bum' will reportedly receive a fall release. 

Watch McConaughey narrate the funny incident: