Apparently it’s not enough to simply agree to have unsimulated sex in a boundaries-pushing Lars von Trier movie. Oh no. Lars needs proof that you have that certain sexual je ne sais quoi.
In an August 29 appearance on Chelsea Lately, Nymphomaniac actor Shia LaBeouf said, “I sent [von Trier] videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job.”
He was most likely joking, but there’s also a slim possibility he was dead serious; it’s hard to tell when Shia — the guy who admitted to dropping acid while filming The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman — is being facetious.
For the fun of it, let’s pretend he wasn’t just pulling Chelsea’s leg. These would be the takeaways from his charmingly candid anecdote:
1. Shia has a collection of sex tapes.
2. If you ask, Shia will share his sex tapes with you.
3. Whereas we’ve only seen Shia’s nether regions (courtesy of that Sigur Rós music video), Lars von Trier has seen the 26-year-old actor having sex.
4. Lars von Trier has also seen Shia’s girlfriend, Karolyn Pho, having sex. No word on Karolyn’s feelings on the matter.
Just last week Shia told MTV News, “[Lars von Trier is] the most dangerous dude that I've ever showed up for. I'm terrified. I'm so terrified, which is why I have to go. We'll see what happens.”
Whatever it is, it’s sure to be scandalous. In other words, a far cry from Even Stevens.
Sources: HuffPo, MTV News
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