Chris O'Dowd and Dawn O'Porter got high during the coronavirus lockdown.

Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd

Dawn O'Porter and Chris O'Dowd

The 41-year-old actor and his wife Dawn ate psychedelic mushrooms at their Los Angeles home amid the health crisis, and the writer and director has also admitted to taking weed gummies.

Dawn explains in her new memoir: "I ate half an indica gummy. Halfway through dinner my arms, legs and head turned into lead and I wasn’t entirely sure how I was going to get across the room again.

"It wasn’t scary, but I wasn’t expecting it to be so strong. I went to bed because, as Chris said, ‘Don’t waste it’, and I lay down and was asleep within minutes."

Chris and Dawn also got drunk "every night" during the lockdown.

According to The Sun newspaper, she recalled in 'Life In Pieces': "The gummies are strong, so I have a tiny nibble. I’m never looking to be off my head when I’m around my kids, all I’m aiming for is for a slight buzz to numb the agony of having to look after them.

"After I quit (cigarette smoking), I hated smoking weed even more, so you can imagine my relief when I discovered edibles. When I smoked it, I felt like I was locked in a cupboard with all the lights turned off.

"Indica is different, it goes to your mind, but it really works on your body. People take it to chill them out. It’s not a party drug really, as it makes you quite lethargic."

Meanwhile, Chris previously expressed his regret for appearing in the celebrity cover of John Lennon’s 'Imagine'.

The video featured the likes of Gal Gadot and Natalie Portman, but was widely mocked online back in March.

Reflecting on the reaction to the video, Chris said: "In terms of my interpretation of it, I think the backlash was justified."