Shia LaBeouf Says Method Acting Got Him Fired from Broadway Play
By Jackie Willis
Well, this is an explanation we've never heard before. After blaming the whiskey for his butt-smacking disturbance at Broadway's Cabaret, Shia LaBeouf is now blaming his bizarre acting antics for the reason he was fired from the Broadway play Orphans earlier this year.
The 28-year-old actor told Interview magazine that he was merely method acting in an effort to nail down his character Treat in the play. However, his acting practices didn't go over so well with his co-stars. "Alec [Baldwin] and I butted heads hard," he said. "I was sleeping in the park. ...At the time, I was out of my mind."
Sort of admitting that he egged Baldwin on, LaBeouf continued, "My whole goal was to intimidate the f**k out of Baldwin. That was the role. And it wasn't going to be fake. I wanted him to be scared. ...So I went about doing that for three weeks of rehearsal."
“I was reading about performance art of the '60s and '70s and so I thought, we're all involved here. It's not just your stage," he said, recalling his thought process at the time. "We're all in here and we're all part of this. I was wrong."
Back in February, LaBeouf leaked personal emails from Baldwin and Orphans director Daniel Sullivanis after it was announced that he would no longer be making his Broadway debut in the revival of the play due to "creative differences."
"I'm too old for disagreeable situations. You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. you are who you are. you two are incompatible. I should have known it," Sullivan responded to LaBeouf's "apology" email.