Shia Labeouf he had the opportunity to talk about the darkest period of his life and career that the performer has experienced recently, also receiving accusations of sexual harassment from his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, and in which he even went so far as thinking about suicide.
“Nobody wanted to talk to me, even my mother. My manager wasn’t calling. My agent wasn’t calling. I was no longer connected to business – says the actor – I had a gun on the table. I was ready. I didn’t want to be alive when it happened. I felt a shame like never before, one that makes you forget even how to breathe. I didn’t know where to go”.
Regarding his dismissal from don’t worry darlingLaBeouf instead offered a counter-narrative, arguing that it wasn’t the director Olivia Wilde to fire him but him to leave production directly: “There was never a layoff, Olivia. And while you understand how tempting it was for you to claim that you did the right thing for today’s social landscape, that’s not the truth. So I humbly ask, as someone who intends to make things right, to correct the narrative in the best way possible. I hope none of this has a negative impact on you and that your film is a success“. The actor also posted a video on the web in which the director asks him to come back and in which he talks about the co-protagonist Florence Poug saying “If he really commits, if he puts his head and heart into it” and saying to respect LaBeouf’s point (watch the video here).
Here is the full video of the interview.
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