Anyone knows that when you’re competing for a job, you have to show that you’re willing to go that extra mile. When that job is a role in Lars Von Trier’s Nymphomaniac, that extra mile, at least for Shia Labeouf, was sending the director his sex types. Because, to be clear, Shia LaBeouf sent Lars Von Trier tapes of himself having sex with his girlfriend.
Shia LaBeouf sent “sex tapes” to director Lars von Trier to get his role in ‘Nymphomaniac’.
The 26-year-old actor claims he showcased a different aspect of his talents to the filmmaker by sending him intimate footage of himself and his girlfriend in order to land a role in the forthcoming movie, which is expected to include scenes of real sex.
Speaking on ‘Chelsea Lately’, he said: “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.
“I sent him videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that’s how I got the job.”
Shia has previously said Lars will make the cast do everything “for real” in the movie, and anything too explicit will be “blurred”. [femalefirst.UK]
Wow. Well let this be a lesson to you, that’s how you show initiative. Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Or undress, as it were. I’m just happy that after all that, Shia ended up getting the job. No one talks about how Crispin Glover let a talking fox chew his dick off and still didn’t get cast. Luckily it grew back, but still.