Categories
BLOG

does jeff bridges smoke weed

Jeff Bridges Explains Why He Decided to ‘Lay Off the Pot’ While Making The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges wasn’t high at all while playing world-famous stoner the Dude in The Big Lebowski

Jeff Bridges made a surprising tactical decision when filming the stoner classic The Big Lebowski.

In a new Super Bowl commercial for Stella Artois, Bridges, 69, revisits his character from the 1998 movie, The Dude, alongside Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sex and the City icon Carrie Bradshaw. During a break from shooting, the Oscar winner reflected on the making of the Coen brothers’ film, revealing that he was never actually high on set.

“I’ve smoked a bit of herb in my time. I chose not to smoke any doing that movie because the lines — every man, every f-bomb you wanted to get right in the music,” he explained. “You didn’t want to be improving stuff. I thought, I gotta lay off the pot, man.”

The movie, written and directed by the Joel and Ethan Coen, also stars John Goodman and Steve Buscemi as a group of friends embroiled in an elaborate crime scheme.

Jeff Bridges wasn't high at all while playing world-famous stoner the Dude in The Big Lebowski