Oh, Shia LaBeouf. As if you needed to do any more to win our hearts after announcing that you were going to have sex 4 real in Lars von Trier’s upcoming erotic drama Nymphomaniac. Already we were so on board with the idea of New Shia LaBeouf, who isn’t afraid to be so naked in that music video. “YES!” we all thought. “This is our favorite guy! I can’t even imagine him doing anything else that I would like because I think he’s done all of it already, but to be honest it wouldn’t surprise me if he did more stuff that I liked because he is clearly on that path,” we thought. Well, get ready to be NOT SURPRISED! From USA Today:
If the role calls for him to be moonshine-drunk, as in Depression-era bootlegging movie Lawless (opening Wednesday), he drinks the real stuff and lets the bloated, hallucinogenic results play out on-screen. If his character is on acid, as in Mob story The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman, which is due for a Sundance Film Festival release in January, he sets aside a day to actually trip on it.
“There’s a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and there’s a way to be on acid,” says LaBeouf, 26. “What I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that (electric) chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to.”
“What I know of acting, you just do the thing. Like if the script says to drink a glass of water, you don’t pretend to drink a glass of water. Right? It’s acting, not make believe. Sean Penn really wore makeup in This Must Be the Place, for instance. He wasn’t pretending to wear makeup — I mean, that might be the way some do it, but that is not what I know of acting.” Shia LaBeouf, you’re the best! Never stop actually doing the exclusively drug and sex related things that happen in your movies. I love you. You are our generation’s Greatest Actor of Our Generation. Better than Ashton Kutcher, even. Better than anyone. Never stop. (Also be careful!)