The one-time Even Stevens child star Shia LaBeouf has taken an intense turn for the risque. The title pretty much says it all, but here is the full extent of LaBeouf’s recent statements on his career and future plans. He has sworn off the big-budget studio blockbusters that have recently become his forte. Formerly the star of Transformers and Indiana Jones, LaBeouf had this to say about the current state of Hollywood:
“I’m done. There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he’s fucked. There’s no way for him to exist in that world… [Von Trier's] dangerous. He scares me. And I’m only going to work now when I’m terrified.”
Bold words coming from the actor who was quickly becoming the poster boy for big studio releases. And for the real shocker of the story, as the title suggests, LaBeouf will be having real sex on film with costar Charlotte Gainsbourg for Lars Von Trier’s aptly titled upcoming film Nymphomaniac. In his own words:
“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.”
The reactions to this claim have been polarizing. Some praise LaBeouf and Von Trier’s boldness, while others dismiss the idea as pornographic and needlessly offensive. Love the idea or hate it, LaBeouf’s claims have certainly been generating a lot of buzz for Von Trier’s film, scheduled for release in 2013.