It turns out that Lars von Trier’s next movie, Nymphomaniac, will use body doubles for its controversial sex scenes after all.
At Cannes this week, producer Louise Vesth said there would be graphic sex scenes between the members of the cast, which includes Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, and Uma Thurman, but there would also be body-doubles. “We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body-doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two,” Vesth explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “So above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles.”
Vesth’s comments are a reversal from what LaBeouf originally told reporters when he signed on to the project, which is now planned as two full-length movies expected to debut this December. LaBeouf previously said, “We’re doing it for real … everything is happening. It’s going to be a wild movie, man.”
For now, fans hoping to catch the actor completely in the beouf will have to make due with this Sigur Ros music video.