'Transformers' Shia LaBeouf Teaming Up With Marilyn Manson (Video)
Transformers: Dark of the Moon star Shia LaBeouf is teaming up with Marilyn Manson.
The 25-year-old former Disney Channel actor appeared on daytime talk show Live With Regis and Kelly on Thursday to tout his latest Transformers film, directed by Michael Bay, and the interview somehow turned to the eccentric musician.
According to LaBeouf, Manson asked him if he would direct a documentary about his eighth album. LaBeouf has directed music videos for Kid Cudi and Cage, so Manson had good reason to approach the young multihyphenate.
Co-host Kelly Ripa, a self-proclaimed fan of Manson, helped steer the conversation to get more details. "He's a real sweet guy," LaBeouf said of Manson. "He's an eccentric human being."
Ripa asked LaBeouf to go more in depth about his meeting with Manson -- and even asked where the musician lived.
"He lives in West Hollywood above a liquor store and there's no lights in the room," LaBeouf recalled. "There are these big metal doors and he opens the door and he's in a kimono, a big pink kimono. He shakes my hand and we talk in, it's like a lair."
He continued: "No lights, so you have to use your cell phone to guide you around. He's a cinephile so all he does is watch movies. Really the whole house is just a theater. He eats, sleeps, records -- it's all in a movie theater essentially."
LaBeouf said that the two "sat and watched movies a bunch and talked about what we wanted to do for the visuals on his album, which are all really eccentric ideas. All things I can't really say out loud because this is morning television."
"If you need me to carry equipment, I will show up," Ripa said enthusiastically. "I will put on a kimono, whatever."
Manson's new album, according to Billboard, is tentatively slated for release this year and is the follow-up to The High End of Low.