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Shia LaBeouf is well-known for his "method acting" and unique roles, but his upcoming role might be taking it to the next level.
His recent project, The Nymphomaniac, directed by Lars Von Trier, involves real sex. That is right, the actors are actually having relations on screen. There will be a censored version available, if that is too much for some viewers. However, the sex did not deter LaBeouf from accepting the role. It is known that many actors avoid Lars Von Trier films, because of his tendency to birth and fondle extremely controversial ideas.
Regardless, LaBeouf accepted the role and is more than excited about the film.
The film is filled with some big name actors, including Willem Dafoe, Christian Slater and Uma Thurman. The film is still mysterious, but from what LaBeouf has spoken, it is about a woman named Joe, who recalls her life as a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac.
LaBeouf told MTV, "It is Lars von Trier, making a movie about what he's making. For instance, there's a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says we're doing it for real. Everything that is illegal, we'll shoot in blurred images. Other than that, everything is happening." He went further adding in the interview, "[Von Trier] is very dangerous."
Rumors on whether Trier will make Shia have sex are floating around the internet, however, some seem to be speculation derived from disbelief. While others seem more based in reality with facts. Regardless, LaBeouf admits that is it happening.
It is also interesting to note, that during filming for this role, LaBeouf began his relationship with Mia Goth. LaBeouf split with his former girlfriend, Karolyn Pho replacing her for Mia Goth, his co-star in The Nymphomaniac. Pho expressed concerns with LaBeouf having sex on screen, however, he claims that was not the reason for the split. It seems hard to believe it was not an aspect, however, there is no tangible evidence to support such claim at this time.
LaBeouf and Goth have been reported together more and more as of late. They were sighted going out in Los Angeles before Thanksgiving, according to HuffPost Entertainment, despite his former relationship with Pho, his party habits and uniquely selective habits of when to method act. LaBeouf claims he is having real sex in the film, and we will just have to wait to know.