Shia LaBeouf Makes Sex Tape to Land RoleSeptember 5th, 2012 | Posted by in Movies
What does Shia LaBouef have in common with Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Pam Anderson, John Edwards, Jennifer Lopez, Kendra, Tonya Harding, Vince Neil, Rob Lowe, Screech Powers and Colin Farrell? He’s got a sex tape.
But in Shia’s case, he isn’t the victim of a vindictive, greedy ex selling his ass to the paparazzi. His computer wasn’t hacked nor was his tape “accidentally leaked.” His sex tape is just the latest in his deep dive into “method acting” – an approach to the craft that involves fully immersing yourself in a role by actually doing the things the character would do. In his last movie, Lawless, Shia got into his role for the Prohibition-era drama by drinking copious amounts of moonshine daily (to the disgust of co-star Mia Wasakowski, who almost walked off the set because of him.) He also claims to have done a bunch of acid to help him get into his role in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman. Somewhere, Lindsay Lohan is downloading “Method Acting for Dummies” on her iPad and calling her dealer.
In this instance, Shia really wanted a role in Nymphomaniac, a movie that is rumored to involve actual sex acts instead of simulated ones. So he made a few sex tapes with his girlfriend and sent them to director Lars von Trier. Ballsy move. Literally.
And it worked. Shia landed the role. So if you are someone who watched all three Transformers movies and thought “man, I’d like to see that guy having sex,” then your dreams are about to come true. And if you just cannot wait to see the kid from Even Stevens totally naked for an extended period of time, check out the video for Fjogur Piano from Icelandic band Sigur Ros. Shia got naked for that, too. (It’s NSFW, obvi.)