Remember the controversial Sia music video for ‘Elastic Heart’ featuring Shia LaBeouf and the girl from ‘Dance Moms’? Well, the 12-year-old is speaking out about the experience — and how dirty (yes, dirty) the 28-year-old actor truly was!
“I really did bite Shia,” Maddie Ziegler said of the shoot, which saw her and the ‘Fury’ star battling in a giant cage. “It was gross because we were dirty and I had to bite his dirty hands.”
The young dancer added, “I kept wiping myself off and I kept handing the wipes to Shia and he was like, ‘I don’t need the wipes’ and I was like, ‘Yes, you do.’ I brought perfume and everything. I didn’t want to smell and he was like, ‘Oh, I’m totally fine with it. I don’t care.'”
Given the Shia we’ve come to know over the last few years, we’re not surprised. The guy’s a bit eccentric. Remember this?
He also encouraged her to beat him up. “Every time in between takes they would say, ‘You need to be more aggressive. You need to bite him harder. You need to slap him harder.’ And I’m like, ‘I can’t,'” she told ‘ET’.
“Shia kept saying, ‘No, you need to hit me as a hard as you can. It’s not real until you hit me as hard as you can.'”
And we’re not supposed to be creeped out by this?
Sia has since apologized for the video, saying it was never her intent to upset anyone (anyone being the people who compared it to pedophilia).
If you need a refresher, here’s the music video below: