Even though Jerry O'Connell found fame as the dorky, pudgy kid in 1986's "Stand By Me," it seems that as a 12-year-old, O'Connell was a bit of a wild child. In an interview on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" this week, O'Connell's "Stand By Me" co-star Kiefer Sutherland revealed that during production on the film, O'Connell experienced one legendary night at a hippie fair.
After a somber discussion about "Stand By Me" star River Phoenix, who died of a drug overdose in 1993, Sutherland recalled some happy stories from the set -- namely one that might make O'Connell blush.
Sutherland said one day O'Connell wanted to go to a fair, so in a moment of rebelliousness, he tied his babysitter to a bannister, sneaked away to the fairgrounds, and bought some cookies. Unfortunately for O'Connell, the fair was actually a hippie fair and the cookies he bought were laced with marijuana.
"They found him crying in the park, lost and completely disoriented, and we had to shut down [production on the film] for two days," said Sutherland. "He was stoned for a little while."
If only O'Connell had such an excuse when it came to his involvement in "Kangaroo Jack."
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