Shia LaBeouf had gone underground for close to two years. The star had gone completely off the radar, just before re-emerging in the public sphere recently. And the return isn’t ordinary. He’s making a return by responding to the fake claims made by Olivia Wilde against the Transformers actor. And more importantly LaBeouf, in an interview, has expressed his remorse for his abusive actions against his ex-partner, FKA Twigs.
Shia LaBeouf sets the record straight
In an interview with Variety following Shia LaBeouf leaving the mystery thriller, Don’t Worry Darling, Olivia Wilde disclosed that he had to leave because he didn’t have the ethos conducive to her production and would go against creating a safe environment for everyone involved.
But now, LaBeouf has come out with evidence to prove that her claim was far from the truth. In a video and text message, the actor revealed that he was begged to stay in the film. But he refused to continue in the movie. The revelation has caused Wilde no end of problems.
He also disclosed that he is a part of a new film, set in Europe about a mythical figure of the monk Pio.
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Shia LaBeouf expresses remorse for “hurting” FKA Twigs
But the most important thing he spoke about was the FKA Twigs controversy. The two were in a relationship since the shooting of Honey Boy in 2018. But the relationship soon took a turn for the worse. It was marred by violent behavior on LaBeouf’s part. Their relationship became way too toxic, and LaBeouf’s acts took the form of abusing her.
And Shia LaBeouf was remorseful about that in an episode of the ‘Real Ones‘ hosted by Jon Bernthal, whom he shared the screen with in Fury. In the course of the interview, he said, “I hurt that woman. And in the process of doing that, I hurt many other people, and many other people before that woman. I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centered, dishonest, inconsiderate, fearful human being.”
He also specified how his alcohol addiction was at the heart of all the problems. In the interview, he said, “I fucked up bad. Like crash and burn type shit. [I] hurt a lot of people, and I’m fully aware of that. And I’m going to owe for the rest of my life. She is a saint, she saved my fucking life. Had she not intervened in my life and not created the avenue for me to experience ego death, I’d either have a really mediocre existence or I’d be dead in full.”
Repentance doesn’t make his crimes go away. But it is still a step in the right direction.
Calling out others for not doing enough for the #MeToo movement
LaBeouf has clearly expressed his remorse for not acting the right way when the time was right. And though it doesn’t absolve him, the actor had the grace to at least confess to his mistakes.
Sharing his own experience he said, “When I think about what my life has become, and what it is now, like what my purpose is now… I need to be useful.”
In the episode, he went to further outline how a lot of people had simply not done enough for the #MeToo movement. He said, “When I look at this #MeToo environment, there’s not a whole lot of dudes that are taking accountability.”