That's awkward! Shia LeBeouf poses with Stacy Martin as they prepare to make Nymphomania… featuring 'real sex scenes'
08:36 GMT, 21 September 2012
It's always nerve racking meeting your new colleagues for the first time.
But when Shia LeBeouf met his new co-star Stacy Martin it was surely a little awkward.
Forget the politics of sharing an office cubicle – the pair are set to co-star in a controversial new movie, Nymphomania, which will feature real sex scenes.
It's a hard job: Shia LeBeouf posed alongside Stacy Martin as they got ready to start filming Lars Von Trier movie Nymphomaniac in Germany
But that did not seem to bother
Transformers star Shia LebBeouf as he posed next to the beautiful but unknown actress ahead of shooting in Cologne, Germany.
Martin plays a young version of the film's titular character in the Lars Von
A bevy of big names have agreed to feature in the two film series despite its controversial subject matter.
The film is a character study of a self-diagnosed 50-year-old sex addict, who is played by Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Stellan Skarsgrd comes across her character Joe on a cold winter's night lying beaten up in an alley.
Star cast: Stellan Skarsgard, Charlotte Gainsbourg and model Mia Goth also posed alongside Lars Von Trier
He takes her home and cares for her wounds while she recounts the story of her life in eight separate racy chapters.
it does not sound as if Shia will be reluctant about stripping off for
He has revealed: 'I sent him [the director] videotapes of me and my girlfriend having sex and that's how I got the job.
'I don't know what it's gonna be until I get out there.
'I know he's a very dangerous director; I know we're trying to do something different. It's not your typical film.'
Pornographic: Lars has somehow managed to rope a bevy of big names into working on the controversial film
Controversial cinema genius Von Trier is planning to shoot two versions of the movie, one a pornographic cut, and the other a soft core edition, where different camera angles would be used, as well as blurring of body parts.
Talking about the film, Von Trier's producing partner Peter Aalbk told The Guardian: 'Lars wants to see the sexual arousement of a girl [on screen].'
Interview With The Vampire star Christian Slater is appearing as the main character's father, and said he has been enjoying the director's company.
He said: 'Lars is a complete gentleman. It's great to be on a set with someone who has such a loyal and talented team.
'The majority of his crew are people he has worked with over the past 20 years.
'They love him and I understand why. It's lovely as an actor to get opportunities a few times in your career to work on a truly special project with a director and leader who really understands his material and is able to convey what he wants so concisely.'
Back to the grind: Shia spent time posing on the red carpet with Robert Redford as they promoted The Company You Keep at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month