Shia LaBeouf Sent Penis Pics to ‘Nymphomaniac’ Producers for Role
LaBeouf reportedly sent snapshots of his penis to producers of the controversial film Nymphomaniac: Volume I & II in order to land the role. Shia stated that it was the first requirement asked of him prior to his begin filming.
The explicit film, by controversial Danish director Lars von Trier, sees the 27-year-old take on the role of office worker Jerome in a story that follows the erotic life of a woman from birth to the age of 50.
“The first info we got – and I’ll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such a fear – the first request on the production end, not from Lars, was pictures of my penis,” LaBeouf told Danish film company Zentropa Productions.
“Previously in my career I’d been the everyman or the normal guy stuck in this extraordinary situation. Jerome was the opportunity to play a slimy, evil, blasphemous, mini-juggernaut of a man.”
“Lars goes, ‘Send him the letter. The letter was, ‘Are you game?'” LaBeouf later recounted. “I guess the first test was, ‘Let’s time how long it takes this motherf—er to send his dick over the Internet.’ “It was like 20 minutes; they were like, ‘All right, kid’s ready.'”
The recent revelation was a bit different from the account LaBeouf gave in an interview with Chelsea Handler last year. He said back then, “I sent him videotapes of me and my girlfriend (then stylist Karolyn Pho) having sex and that’s how I got the job.”
Dick pics. Sex Tape. Whatever.
Watch the interview above.