Shia LaBeouf packed on about 40 pounds to play Jack Bondurant in the gangster film “Lawless,” and the actor, who became a heartthrob thanks to his role in the “Transformers” franchise, says the process of his weight gain made him feel like “quite an ugly person” – on the inside.
“I became very, very vain about size,” he said. “I became goal-oriented with my body, which is vanity and that creates like megalomania, which is disgusting. And you sweat a lot and you snore a lot.”
LaBeouf, 26, made his comments in a satellite interview with OTRC.com and other outlets before the theatrical release of “Lawless” on Wednesday, August 29. The film, which the actor calls a “family movie,” is set in Virginia during the Prohibition era. His character is the youngest brother of Forrest and Howard Bondurant, played by British actor Tom Hardy, last seen as the villain Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises,” and Jason Clarke.