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Shia LaBeouf Told Everyone At The 'Even Stevens' Audition He Already Had The Part of Louis Stevens When He Hadn't Yet

Shia LaBeouf Told Everyone At The 'Even Stevens' Audition He Already Had The Part of Louis Stevens When He Hadn't Yet

Shia LaBeouf shot to fame as Louis Stevens on the iconic Disney Channel series, Even Stevens, and the cast and crew opened up about his bold audition move that ultimately landed him the part.

During a virtual reunion this week, the crew opened up about how Shia‘s “raw talent” aided in the series becoming a big success.

“I feel like [Shia] told me this story or maybe Matt [Dearborn, Even Stevens creator and EP] or somebody told me this story, that, it was the auditions for Louis Stevens and Shia comes into the waiting room and starts introducing himself to all the other kid actors auditioning for Louis, saying, ‘Hey, I’m Shia, I’m playing Louis Stevens!” AJ Trauth, who played Louis’ best friend Alan Twitty, shared on the call.

Producer David Brookwell confirmed that it did happen: “That’s a true story. Somebody came out of the lobby… saying, ‘Hey, Shia’s saying he’s got the part, and there’s another set of parents that are upset.’ So we had to pull him aside and say, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’ and he’s like, ‘Well, you know, I’ve got the part, don’t I?’”

Makeup artist Karen Toole-Rentrop added that with Shia, “you knew something was gonna happen with him. I met him he was eight… I’m happy for him, because he’s a good person and he’s gone through a lot, but you could see success in him from that age.”

The cast and crew also opened up about how fast Christy Carlson Romano‘s audition was too.

“I’ve never seen an actor get a part faster than Christy Romano,” Matt shared. “Before she even got into the audition, you go, ‘That’s her. That’s it.’ And everybody knew it.”

You can stream Even Stevens now on Disney+.

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