By Jon Boon - Radar Reporter
Despite putting on a brave face at the Lawless premiere last week, Shia LaBeoufâs "method" acting is destroying his relationship with girlfriend Karolyn Pho, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.
The 26-year-old actorâs volatile romance with the up-and-coming designer hit the skids after the complex actor agreed to star in Nymphomaniac, the controversial movie by daring Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier.
Shia has confirmed that he is expected to perform a real sex scene in the flick with one of his co-stars and Karolyn isnât happy with it.
âTheyâve been on the rocks ever since Shia agreed to star in Nymphomaniac,â a source close to the couple revealed.
âKarolyn gets that Shia likes to go method and appreciates his artistic integrity. However, she thinks performing a real sex scene in a movie is going too far.
âItâs difficult for her to understand why it canât be simulated â" just like in other films.
âShe wants him to do the film, because Shia was desperate to work with Lars â" heâs such a hero of his. And she doesnât mind if he strips off completely â" she had no qualms about the Sigur Ros music video.Â
âBut Karolyn doesnât want him having sex with somebody else â" simple. Sheâs begged Shia to ask Lars if itâs possible to make the scenes appear real, rather than shoot them real,â the source revealed.
Just a few weeks ago, Shia told MTV that he is willing to do whatever von Trier asks of him and wonât balk at performing real sexual acts on screen.
âThereâs a disclaimer at the top of the script that basically says, âWeâre doing it for real,ââ LaBeouf revealed.
âAnything that is âillegalâ will be shot in blurred images. But other than that, everything is happeningâ¦.Itâs going to be a wild movie, man. Itâs going to be a wild movie.â
And in a new interview, Shia told USA Today that he got drunk on moonshine while filming his latest movie Lawless â" just because his character did the same. He then claimed he took "method" further by dropping acid to prepare for a scene where his character trips in Necessary Death!
âThereâs a way to do an acid trip like Harold & Kumar, and thereâs a way to be on acid,â the Transformers star explained.
âWhat I know of acting, Sean Penn actually strapped up to that [electric] chair in Dead Man Walking. These are the guys that I look up to.â