In their latest film, Charlie Countryman – now playing in select theaters – LaBeouf falls for Wood’s character, a Romanian girl who (uh-oh!) is already married.
But before their bad romance plays out on the big screen, let’s take a look back at the good ol’ days.
Evan Rachel Wood: Then & Now
In 2003, Thirteen reminded moviegoers that not all 13-year-old girls wore pink and cared only about, like, boys and, like, stuff. In fact, the Catherine Hardwicke-directed drama wiped away the glitter to paint a darker world, where teenage girls shoplifted along Melrose Avenue, did drugs and took razors to their arms.
“I put it down. I was afraid of it for a while because of the subject matter. It was so intense,” Wood, now 26, told the Los Angeles Times of reading the dramatic screenplay, which was co-authored by Nikki Reed. “I had never really done anything like that,” she added of her breakout role. “I phoned my agent, and, right then, I said, ‘I have to do this movie.’ ”
Shia LaBeouf: Then & Now
Maybe Louis Stevens was the little brother you never had … or never wanted. Either way, LaBeouf’s quirky antics (read: nose-picking) endeared Disney Channel viewers who tuned into Even Stevens from 2000 until the sitcom ended in 2003.
LaBeouf, now 27, has since ditched those Hawaiian shirts – you know, they just don’t go with his abs – so, naturally, his Holes-era innocence is gone, too.
He’s taken blockbuster turns in the Transformers saga and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. He’s also taken off his clothes in a Sigur Rés video. Factor in a few arrests in between, and he’s a full-on Hollywood bad boy, who wouldn’t quite fit in at the Stevens dinner table anymore.