Serious method actor Shia LaBeouf is really into realism these days.
Indeed, LaBeouf told Chelsea Lately host Chelsea Handler he sent Lars von Trier a number of sex tapes starring himself and his girlfriend to land a role in Von Trier's upcoming film Nymphomaniac, which is expected to feature unsimulated sex acts.
"I sent him [von Trier] videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job," the former Disney star said.
It's unclear how willing a participant Karolyn Pho, LaBeouf's significant other, was in his decision to share their bed with Von Trier.
"They've been on the rocks ever since Shia agreed to star in Nymphomaniac," a source told Radar earlier this week. "She wants him to do the film, because Shia was desperate to work with Lars – he's such a hero of his. But Karolyn doesn't want him having sex with somebody else – simple. She's begged Shia to ask Lars if it's possible to make the scenes appear real, rather than shoot them real."