Shia LaBeouf stars in powerful new Sia video – watch!

Shia LaBeouf and Maddie ZieglerShia LaBeouf has teamed up with Australian singer/songwriter Sia and the little girl who dances in the pop star’s earlier music video, Chandelier, for her new song, Elastic Heart. The video was released on YouTube on Sia’s channel, SiaVEVO, on Wednesday.

Maddie Ziegler, 12, from Dance Moms is Shia’s co-star in the piece and she puts in another incredible performance. Shia plays his part with incredible emotion. Watch the video – it’s strange, but moving and the dancing is unbelievable to watch, you won’t want to take your eyes off the screen even for a moment.

What do you think it means? Some are saying on YouTube that Maddie is playing a young Sia, who is trapped with her father in his destructive life and tries desperately to get him out even though she feels anger towards him. Another interpretation is that the cage stands for child stardom, which Shia can’t escape, but because of her age, there’s still hope for Maddie. Tell us your thoughts below. ~Alexandra Heilbron

Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s Chandelier – below:

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  1. Helen • January 8, 2015 @ 10:13 AM

    That was actually pretty powerful. Great acting by both of them.

  2. Ingrid • January 8, 2015 @ 10:16 AM

    Incredible! Maddie’s an amazing dancer and actress and this is Shia’s best performance in years. Kudos to all involved. And I like the child star interpretation best.

  3. aunty m • January 8, 2015 @ 2:19 PM

    through my tears ,the struggle to embrace and escape …the human condition,touched my whole person

  4. Daniel • January 8, 2015 @ 4:07 PM

    Wicked awesome!

  5. Kay • January 8, 2015 @ 5:04 PM

    Another Madonna and Lady Gaga
    Looks to me like she is selling child porn

  6. amanda • January 8, 2015 @ 8:46 PM

    What an amazingly talented kid. I don’t understand your comment Kay about selling child porn. I think you are really seeing something in it that isn’t there.

  7. Val • January 8, 2015 @ 8:59 PM

    Absolutely gut-wrenching and hauntingly beautiful! Speaks to me of father child relationships gone wrong, but never really broken despite the intense pain and anger. Expresses the love and hope that survives despite the darkness of our inherent frailties. Incredible duo…bravo!!!

  8. dan • January 9, 2015 @ 12:33 AM

    ok ok i get the whole artsy thing by why must they dress like they are implying they are naked? doesn’t anyone else see a problem with a naked grown man and a naked 12 yr old dancing around in a cage?>

  9. Audrey • January 9, 2015 @ 4:23 AM

    When I first seen Maddie I was mesmerized.very talented.awesome video. Looking forward to more.

  10. Judy • January 9, 2015 @ 9:41 AM

    Love the facial expressions!!! Who knew Shia could dance. There are always
    going to be those with dirty minds!!!

  11. Annette • January 9, 2015 @ 9:43 AM

    I think the costumes are minimalistic so that you focus on the performances and not on the costumes. What they’re wearing didn’t bother me at all and both of them are so expressive, I’m really impressed, this is the first performance by Shia that I’ve enjoyed in a long time and the girl is a superstar when it comes to acting and dancing, I never heard of her before but I hope to see her in other things soon.

  12. Richard Corkum • January 9, 2015 @ 10:17 AM

    Definitely Different

  13. Amber Y • January 9, 2015 @ 10:12 PM

    I was bracing myself a little after reading the comments, but the video is lovely. They both did a great job here.

  14. Amazed • January 15, 2015 @ 1:24 AM

    Kay…you’re a moron!!!

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