As if the thought of Shia LaBeouf having real sex onscreen wasn’t odd enough, now we have to know it wasn’t his first time with his Nymphomaniac co-star, and it probably won’t be his last.
The 26-year-old actor has reportedly broken up with his girlfriend Karolyn Pho, whom he dated for the past two years, and is now courting actress Mia Goth, who is co-starring in the upcoming film Nymphomaniac.
Similar to how LaBeouf had said he’d be dropping acid to play a character in the future movie The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, he also has hinted that he and Goth would be doing the deed on the set for their movie together. For realz. This is method acting to the guy.
According to sources, the Lawless star already met the 19-year-old actress’s parents in London recently, while the two were filming there.
Says a source close to the situation, “They’ve kept their relationship under wraps, but they pretty much started dating after he broke off things with Karolyn a few months ago.”
“Shia and Karolyn had a volatile relationship and it came to a head just before he began filming Nymphomaniac.”
“He got to know Mia on set and quickly became enamored of her. They have similar interests, they love alternative music, thrift stores and she is edgy and funny, which Shia loves.”
Apparently, the relationship between LaBeouf and Pho was going downhill ever since he signed on to play the controversial Lars Von Trier movie.
Says an insider close to the couple, “They’ve been on the rocks ever since Shia agreed to star in Nymphomaniac.”
The source adds, “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.”
Umm, you think? Isn’t having actual sex onscreen called making a porno? And doing hardcore drugs for a movie role is called committing a crime, right? This isn’t acting. Acting is where a person can play a part without actually doing what his character is doing.
According to Wikipedia, method acting is “A technique of acting in which an actor aspires to complete emotional identification with a part.” To me it seems like LaBeouf is focusing more on a ‘physical’ identification, rather than an emotional one.