Shia Labeouf - Shia Labeouf: Gaining Weight Was 'Horrible'

Shia LaBeouf found it ''horrible'' gaining 40lbs for his role in 'Lawless'

The actor put on weight very quickly for his role in the gangster film so he would be more believable as Tom Hardy's brother, but said the process was horrible as he had to wake up in the night just to drink protein shakes.

Speaking on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno', he said: ''Once Tom Hardy got cast, he's a Big Boy and it became, 'Are we from the same fabric of man, can I be your brother?' Standing next to him I felt like [singer] Josh Groban, I just felt very meek.

''I gained about 40lbs, just eating, your whole lifestyle becomes something else. Every three hours you consume, food becomes vitamins, it's about necessity, which is gorging, it's horrible.''

''It was protein shakes really, a lot of chicken and eggs. At night, you wake up every three hours, take the shake and wake up. It's monotonous. You only have a certain amount of time, I had a month, two months to get there.''

Shia said bulking up his physique didn't make him more attractive to his girlfriend Karolyn Pho.

He added: ''I was sweating like a beast snoring, it was a disaster you know, terrible.''

The 26-year-old actor has also taken on another risky role recently, appearing Full Frontal nude in the video for band Sigur Ros' song 'Fjögur Pianó, which he said felt natural when it came to shooting the scenes.

He explained: ''They explained the idea, and we get to the markers and they were like 'OK, you guys have been having sex all night, now you wake up and you stand by the wall.' And my actress showed up and she was naked, and I figured, 'Well, if we'd been having sex all night, I wouldn't have my clothes on, you don't have sex with your clothes, on,' so I thought logically I should take my clothes off.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Shia LaBeouf - Big Boy - Full Frontal - Jay Leno - Josh Groban - Sigur Ros - Tom Hardy


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s "Unprofessional" Criticism

The 47 year-old actor only had fond memories of working with Prinze Jr...

Kiefer Sutherland Issues Professional Response To Freddie Prinze Jr.'s

Jessie J's New Single "Bang Bang" Is A Summer Playlist Staple

Ariana Grande is checking off rap babes to collaborate with one by one...

Jessie J's New Single

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt - "Guardians Of The Galaxy" Star Connects With Fans At Charity Screening

Chris Pratt may just be the best human – in Hollywood, anyway. The Guardians...

Reason #23435 To Like Chris Pratt -

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

One Direction’s Zayn Malik has attracted enormous criticism on Twitter after simply...

Zayn Malik told to kill himself after controversial tweet

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love

La Toya Jackson is re-booting her showbiz career with a brand new music video for latest single...

La Toya Jackson - Feels Like Love Video
Advertisement

Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Quentin Tarantino seems to have had a change of heart against the individuals...

 Quentin Tarantino Confirms That 'The Hateful Eight' Will Be Made For Big-Screen

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

A group of young women from Philadelphia that founded a website titled...

Allegations of sexual harassment at Comic-Con

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year

Excited fans first heard the news that former 'That 70's Show' co-stars...

Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis Are Set To Tie The Knot Next Year


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Shia LaBeouf Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Shia LaBeouf

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All