Dance Moms reality star Maddie Ziegler, 12, has revealed more details about what it was like shooting the Elastic Heart music video with co-star Shia LaBeouf.
As Maddie’s said before, although he was very sweet to her on set, Shia was also “dirty” and “gross.” Made even more gross by the fact Shia’s hands were FILTHY and Maddie had to put his hands in her mouth take after take!
“I really did bite Shia,” Maddie said of her performance. “It was gross because we were dirty and I had to bite his dirty hands.”
She 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.'”
The director kept pushing the pair’s performance. They wanted to take the emotion to the next level.
“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,'” Maddie told Entertainment Tonight. “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.'”
Singer-songwriter Sia released the Elastic Heart music video recently to an immediate backlash. Which Sia says she expected.
Last weekend, Sia performed Chandelier and Elastic Heart on Saturday Night Live while hiding her face behind a veil. She explained why she hides her face. Revealing serious issues with her confidence, mental health and personal appearance.