Shia LaBeouf Quits Play Because Of Alec BaldwinBy: Amanda Crum - February 21, 2013
Shia LaBeouf has certainly become vocal about what he wants in the past year, and has moved far past his Disney Channel roots into full-frontal nudity/acid trip/Baldwin feud territory.
Since last summer, LaBeouf has been trying hard to make a name for himself that isn’t tied to his child acting past, appearing in a Sigur Ros video wherein he does interpretive dance and shows us his anatomy and then following that up with a part in a Lars Von Trier film that depicts graphic sex scenes. Later, he admitted that he readied himself for another film, “The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman”, by tripping on acid.
Now, LaBeouf is adding another link to the crazy chain by quitting a Broadway production of The Orphans less than a month before the show premieres because he doesn’t get along with Alec Baldwin–which in itself isn’t too hard to believe–and then posting emails between himself and the director on Twitter.
In one email, he prefaces an apology by talking about what makes a man a man and mentions Mark McGuire as a shining example of what not to do.
“A man owns up. That’s why Mark McGuire is not a man. A man grasps his mistakes. He lays claim to who he is, and what he was, whether he likes them or not,” he wrote.
The show’s director, Daniel Sullivan, said, “Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it. This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn’t get it.”
LaBeouf also tweeted about putting his hand through a wall while rehearsing the show, so now we’re all curious as to what exactly happened on that stage. A source told The Daily News that LaBeouf is inexperienced onstage “and treated the role like he was an action star on a movie set”.
See his audition here.