When Shia LaBeouf took a role in Lars von Trier's latest movie 'Nymphomaniac' eyebrows were raised due to the director's previous experimentation with putting real sex on film.
Until now it seemed that LaBeouf took an occupational risk in joining the movie, but if the actor's to be believed then he actively looked out for a sexed up role, and involved girlfriend Karolyn Pho!
LaBeouf told Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler:"I don't know what it's gonna be until I get out there. I know he's a very dangerous director, I know we're trying to do something different. It's not your typical film. It's about what it's about."
So far this seems to be Shia's line on the matter; Lars von Trier is dangerous, and Shia LaBeouf likes dangerous, and it seems sex.
He told USA Today: "I don't think there's anything wrong with sex. Sex is beautiful if it's done right. And I wouldn't just do it for no reason. Sex is different than love, and there is a separation, and that middle gap is what the movie's about."
In liking a bit of carnal satisfaction, Shia's hardly alone in the male or female population but here's where things get more than a little weird.
The 'Lawless' actor told Handler: "I sent him [von Trier] videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job."
We hope Shia's joking, but given his recent bizarre admissions and actions, it's not so sure. Over the past month or so, LaBeouf has also gone fully nude in a music video, admitted he was drunk off his head on the set of latest movie 'Lawless', told how he took acid for one role and told of his sadness at a chicken massacre at his house.
Shia seems intent on sexual self-destruction at the moment, as his choice of dangerous roles and method acting is reportedly damaging his relationship with girlfriend Pho.
Even if the actor is having a bit of a chuckle, it certainly seems a strange way of reassuring the one you love that you're not completely sex crazed.
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