During an interview with GQ (via The Guardian), Logan Lerman – a dude who’s last name sounds like the way you’d say “merman” if you were wasted as fuck, and I like that – told a story about his Fury co-star Shia LaBeouf, and, SURPRISE, it’s right up there with pulling out his own tooth and refusing to shower. Warning: massive levels of dum-dum douchebag behavior ahead.
Logan claims that Shi Shi was sitting in makeup one day getting fake cuts and wounds painted on his face, and Logan made the mistake of commenting that they looked real. That’s when Shi got that crazy “Oh YES I’ll pull out my own tooth!” look in his eyes and hissed at Logan and the makeup artist that, no, it didn’t look real. Logan claims he then got up out of the makeup chair, pulled out a knife, and said the six words you never want to hear Shia LaBeouf say: “Hey man, wanna see something fun?”
That’s when Shia proceed to carve up his face like a Thanksgiving turkey. And Logan says Shia continued to keep it real and open up his scabs during the remainder of filming. “Oh, that scamp!” – thought Brad Pitt, reflecting on the screwball antics of his favorite lil’ actor.
I know that Shia did that shit because he’s a serious ~actor~ and goes method even when the script is like “It’s cool, you don’t have to go method for this shit, you’re just a dude in a tank.” But I’d rather believe that it was actually his brain trying to make a break for it by escaping through a peep hole in his face. I mean, that’s what I’d do if I were Shia’s brain and had to ride that crazy train 24-7. I’d be like “Psst…Shi Shi…know what would be super artsy and actor-y? If you grabbed a knife and made an escape hatch…errr, I mean…”
And speaking of Shia’s brain, thank you, brain, for making him wear something other than those damn corduroy leggings this weekend: