Shia LaBeouf co-stars with young dancing and acting sensation Maddie Ziegler from the Dance Moms in Sia's popular, provocative and controversial new video "Elastic Heart". His performance in the video is very impressive as he, clothed in flesh coloured boxers provides an image of himself and the young dancer, who is wearing a nude coloured body suit, fighting each other and in some of the scenes it is as if they are rolling around in a cage.
The music video has sparked some type of reaction from almost every person who has watched it but in the eyes of some casting agents, producers and directors it has shown the talented Shia LaBeouf in a more positive light because of some of the information that Maddie Ziegler revealed about how he guided her through the filming of the video.
Prior to the two of them even beginning filming the actor took the young dancer and her mother out for dinner so they could talk because as the Dance Moms star stated, "even though we're battling and fighting against each other, we still have to know each other" (Daily Mail - January 14). His taking the time to 'break bread' with the young actress and her mother likely helped her learn to 'trust' his judgment when he explained how she had to "hit him hard" for the scene to look believable in the music video.
Shia LaBeouf provided superior 'method' acting lessons to Maddie Ziegler and his 'guidance' along with his courageous acting (as he was likely well aware that his presence in the music video would bring controversy) has helped make the Sia music video one of the most watched and talked about musical projects of 2015. His actions in helping make this music video a success have not gone unnoticed and gives fans and entertainment observers even more confidence that this talented actor is going to have a very impressive 'bounce back' year in 2015.