Shia LaBeouf sent sex tapes of him & his gf to audition for Lars Von Trier: yuck?

Shia LaBeouf

Since Lawless hits movie theaters tomorrow, the Shia LaBeouf interviews just keep on coming. Once again, I have dug deeper into the past in an effort to come up with some photos of Shia looking relatively decent and unlike the Hipster Unabomber in a suit. As such, these photos are from last November on the set of The Company You Keep, where it appears that girlfriend Karolyn Pho was keeping some rather intimate company with Shia. They were even smooching in front of the paps too.

Shia LaBeouf

So I guess these two are really into each other even though I often wonder what Karolyn sees in Shia, but she seems to have a great sense of humor over his current hair situation. However, Shia’s latest interviews are only becoming more and more outrageous, and now he’s not just talking about getting into character by dropping acid on a movie set or bragging about how he’ll have actual sex in Lars Von Trier’s N*mphomaniac. Now Shia is saying that he auditioned for the role by sending him video tape of himself and Karolyn doing it. And Von Trier apparently liked what he saw too. This is getting grosser by the moment:

When Shia LaBeouf took a role in Lars von Trier’s latest movie N*mphomaniac 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. 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.”

[From Entertainmentwise]

I hope Shia’s joking. Do you think that he’s joking? I don’t know. This reminds me of how Christina Ricci famously had her agent send very risque photos to the director of Black Snake Moan so she could land the role of sexed-up Rae, but obviously, Shia would be a more extreme example of this practice. I actually think Shia would do this, and who knows if his girlfriend is down with it or not. In photos, they always seem to be a couple that’s very in tune with each other, but Radar Online says that the N*mphomaniac business is threatening to tear them apart:

Despite putting on a brave face at the Lawless premiere last week, Shia LaBeouf’s “method” acting is destroying his relationship with girlfriend Karolyn Pho, is exclusively reporting.

The 26-year-old actor’s volatile romance with the up-and-coming designer hit the skids after the complex actor agreed to star in N*mphomaniac, the controversial movie by daring Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier.

Shia has confirmed that he is expected to perform a real sex scene in the flick with one of his co-stars and Karolyn isn’t happy with it.

“They’ve been on the rocks ever since Shia agreed to star in N*mphomaniac,” a source close to the couple revealed. “Karolyn gets that Shia likes to go method and appreciates his artistic integrity. However, she thinks performing a real sex scene in a movie is going too far. It’s difficult for her to understand why it can’t be simulated – just like in other films.

“She wants him to do the film, because Shia was desperate to work with Lars – he’s such a hero of his. And she doesn’t mind if he strips off completely – she had no qualms about the Sigur Ros music video.

“But Karolyn doesn’t want him having sex with somebody else – simple. She’s begged Shia to ask Lars if it’s possible to make the scenes appear real, rather than shoot them real,” the source revealed.

[From Radar Online]

I can believe that Karolyn is generally okay with Shia’s “method” ways (including that music video where he drops trou), but no one could blame her if she doesn’t want Shia to actually have sex with someone else on camera. C’mon, the audience doesn’t really need to think sex is fully happening to enjoy the film, right? Who cares. I’m of the opinion these days that Von Trier is not only a reactionary drama queen but also a huge perv. Because how does this make him any better than Michael Bay asking his lead actresses to wash his Ferrari? Oh right … when Von Trier does something, it’s ART.

Oh, and Shia has also admitted to Fox News that he scared Mia Wasikowska while they were filming Lawless. He claims that it was his intensity in “playing up my alpha male” that freaked her out because, you know, he’s so method and she’s so “very soft.” I don’t know — Mia was actually so freaked out that she called her attorney to try and extricate herself from the entire production. Maybe Shia was just so sloppy drunk from drinking all that moonshine on set, and he was probably coming off as an aggressive drunk. If so, Mia had the right to feel uneasy as a result.

Incidentally, here’s a photo of Shia’s sexy mom (who he is clearly not having sex with), Shayna, at the Lawless premiere. She’s the lady on the right. I wonder how she feels about Shia having actual sex in his upcoming Von Trier movie?

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Shia LaBeouf

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, Pacific Coast News, and WENN

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  1. Amelia says:

    Dump and run.
    I’m getting major creepy vibes of this…man?

  2. Eleonor says:

    Of course he did, he is soooo edgy.

  3. Ohhlala says:

    I saw the interview he was joking with Chelsea, nothing that he said can be taking seriously, you should watch the interview

  4. Chatcat says:

    So Shia LaDouche’s gf doesn’t want him to share his banana? Then dump him and find a man who hasn’t signed on to do basically a pr0n film sista, because Shia’s gonna peel it for this part. He is signed, sealed and is going to deliver it for this Danish director’s fetish of a movie they will try to spin as “art”. Blahahahaha.

  5. Reece says:

    So glad I haven’t had breakfast yet.

  6. anna says:

    I hope he’s joking. If my boyfriend did that to me, I would dump his a$$ so fast and sue the living daylights out of him. That’s really perverted and a complete violation of her privacy. This guy is such a tool.

  7. princesslizabeth says:


    I don’t get it. This is basically a p0rno in a fancy wrapper.

  8. EssJJay says:

    …he must really want to be in this film soooo BAD. Is he this desperate or he’s just trying too hard to shed the “boy” image?

  9. lori says:

    Where the F is his hand in the last picture of him and Pho?

  10. Sirsnarksalot says:

    This kid is trying so hard to be the second coming of Brando it’s just sad. Acting is nothing more than pretending. The people who have to go “method” are the ones who can’t act. I’ll never see this kid as anything other than the little dweeb in Ugg boots in the Project Greenlight movie mooning over Amy Smart. His career is gonna be over before it starts. Then he can go be method by himself.

  11. Samantha says:

    I think his whole, “I won’t do blockbuster big-studio movies anymore” is preemptive BS, and the truth is that he can no longer get those jobs.

    For the past few years, he’s systematically dismantled his reputation and punctured the good will needed from the public to open big movies. He has substance abuse and temper problems, and my guess is that the studios are getting increasingly wary of hiring him.

  12. HulaHoop says:

    Shia is just so hard! Such a long way from Even Stevens!

  13. Hotpockets says:

    I can’t stand him. I know of someone who worked with him, they were doing set production for Transformers and they said that every time Shia would have to get up to film a scene he insisted everyone, including extras and production team, had to clap for him and give him a standing ovation afterward. He said that it wasn’t to be funny either, that Shia just thought that highly of himself.

    I remember Ladouche from Even Stevens on the Disney Channel. All these Disney products have something to prove, don’t they?

  14. Bunny says:

    Stop the Barf train, I want to get off.

  15. TheOriginalKitten says:

    First of all, pretty sure he was joking about the tapes. Secondly, I don’t get what all the outrage is about.
    If you don’t like what LVT does, then don’t watch his films. *shrugs*

    And those that believe that LVT is only doing this as a publicity stunt to generate interest in his movie, well if it’s true (which I don’t think it is) then he’s simply following the tradition of many artists before him. Andy Warhol anybody? Shock and outrage is great publicity for any artist-ask Damien Hurst.
    If it’s true, congrats-everyone who is acting so outraged are pawns in the PR machine for this film.

    And lastly-I don’t get the collective freak-out about sex/nudity in film or any kind of art. Maybe it’s because I went to art school and I’m desensitized but it just doesn’t strike me as this big *GASP*.

    • Bunny says:

      I guess you were raised repressed irish catholic. Like Conan O’Brien once said “I shower with my clothes on”

      Check out the clip of Joan Crawford when she talks about how actors feel the need to over-share and why there is no mystery to stars anymore.

      The dudes a bore.

    • Irishae says:

      Yep, I agree. Shia is known for exaggerating and making up stories about himself, he has that hustler gene and thinks the revelation is cool and taboo so he’s running with it. Although I can certainly see him doing that anyway and good luck to him. When Spielberg is done with a bitch you gotta figure something out ;) .

  16. INeedANap says:

    He is another product of the Disney child star machine, but because he’s male, he gets to do all of this and still have a lucrative career in Hollywood. For all those who think we are post-sexism in this country, I present to you Exhibit Shia.

  17. Ruyana says:

    Sorry, this kids’s attempts at “edgy” just make me barf. He needs to sit down.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I could see him doing this. He’s trying so hard to be edgy and whatever, it’s kind of sad.
    Why can’t he just do his job and shut up?

  19. Shitler says:

    I love the pic of him with the banana!

  20. Lindy says:

    This guy gets creepier and stranger and more alarming by the day. I don’t have a problem with nudity in art/film, but I do think having actual sex on camera makes it porn, not art.

    Also, the stuff about Shia’s co-star, Mia (don’t know who she is)–if it’s true that his “alpha male” behavior scared her that much, well, then he’s just a piece of crap human being. there’s method and then there’s bullying/intimidation.

  21. Isabel says:

    Von Trier said in an interview (a very recent one) that all the scenes will be done by body doubles and special effects will be used. Shia is once again talking out of his ass for the sake of controversy.


    Shia should just stfu and stop trying to be edgy.

  22. Ally8 says:

    The Daily Mail had pictures of them fighting and crying in the street, so maybe this is when she found about this dumb-job getting method.

  23. bgirl says:

    I like it. More Shia please.

  24. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:


    Now, I’ll go back and read the article.

  25. jes_sayin says:

    why does Shia and his “gf” look SO AWKWARD in these pictures??

  26. Rachael says:

    IT. WAS. A. JOKE. I saw the interview last night and it could not be MORE obvious that he was joking. The fact that so many websites are reporting this as fact today is killing me. At least you guys included the possibility in your article that it could be a joke – Gawker just reported the thing as pure fact with complete sincerity today. Ridiculous!!

    Also he may be kind of a weirdo but this interview was actually pretty funny.