Between multiple plagiarism accusations and a pretty embarrassing Twitter feud with Lena Dunham, Shia LaBeouf has had a lot to hide in shame about over the past few weeks. However, the former Transformers star isn’t done yet. In a promotional interview with Zentropa Productions regarding his upcoming movie, Nymphomaniac, LaBeouf revealed a very strange request by the movie’s production company when he first got the job:

The first info we got -- and I'll never forget this because my entire team reacted with such a fear -- the first request on the production end, not from Lars, was pictures of my penis.

Shocking, right? You have to understand that Nymphomaniac is a movie that will feature plenty of explicit nudity from its entire cast, so it does make sense that LaBeouf would need to show the production team what they would be working with. You can rest assured knowing that there is little chance he plagiarized these unique head shots at least.

The entire interview can be watched in the player above. Maybe someone can find out what happened to Shia’s tooth as well.

Nymphomaniac: Part One will be in theaters on March 21 and will be available instantly On Demand starting March 6.

[Zentropa Productions via The Playlist]