Shia LaBeouf is quickly becoming one of our favorite working actors in the biz, for his way candid interviews, his fearlessness when it comes to dissing big Hollywood players and his desire to work with some of the best directors out there. But mainly for the intense, and sometimes weird commitment he brings to his acting. We’ve all heard about his acid tripping as role research and planned un-simulated sex for Lars Von Trier‘s next film, but did you know he also convinced himself that he was so in love with on-screen girlfriend Mia Wasikowska that he totally freaked her out?
Shia told us that he committed so hard to their relationship in Lawless that he was completely in love with her by the time she arrived to the movie’s Georgia set. “I was so eager for her to show up on set,” he said, “and so in love before she even got there. I had already coached myself into this insane romance in my mind. So by the time she got there it was full-blown on my end and did not exist at all on her end. I think it sort of scared her a bit. It was a bit intense. ”
The actor said as a result their communication was “stilted” and so they spoke to each other through an iPod. Seriously. “We never were able to find communication,” he said. ”I would pick songs [on an iPod] that matched my thinking based on the song title,” he said of their talking-through-music relationship. His choice: “You’re Sexy And You Know It.”
Adorable or way too intense? You tell us (but we think it’s kinda cute). Lawless is out today and it is AWESOME. Violent but wonderful, with the added bonus of a lot of close-up shots of Tom Hardy‘s lips. Go!