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Shia LaBeouf Talks to David Letterman about Alec Baldwin Getting Him Fired from their Broadway Show

SHIA LABEOUF LATE NIGHT – After last week’s entertaining interview with James Franco, David Letterman had another gem with actor Shia LaBeouf. The Late Show host got into why the young actor was fired from his Broadway debut, “Orphans,” and replaced by Ben Foster. LaBeouf went on to point the finger at former co-star Alec Baldwin.

“Why did you get fired?” Letterman asked. “Is this the thing with Alec Baldwin ? … What did you do to him?”

“I’m pretty passionate and impulsive,” said LaBeouf. “And he’s a very passionate individual as well. That impulsiveness and that passion makes for some fireworks.”

“So why did you get fired?” Letterman asked again.

“I think because me and Alec had tension as men, not as artists,” LaBeouf said. “In a room that became a hard thing to deal with til July. To do that for a long period of time, that would have been tough.”

Can I present a few scenarios? Letterman questioned. ‘Alec went to the producers and said, ‘I can’t take it another day. Fire him.”

“I think that might be what happened,” LaBeouf answered.

When asked why the departure was described as “creative differences:

“I think that’s what you gotta say as sort of a business-savvy answer for what actually happened,” he responsed.

At the end of the interview LaBeouf look at the camera to give a message to Baldwin:

“Alec, I think you’re awesome man,” he said. “That’s it. “

Watch the interview below:

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  • vangpo

    Shia LaBeouf is a massive douchebag, but then again so is Alec Baldwin.

    • James

      Battle of douches

  • Rivethead

    Could it have possibly been because Shia TheBeef doesn’t have any talent outside of screaming “BUMBLEBEE” and “OPTIMUS.”

    • CJR

      Don’t forget the concerned look is always does with his eyebrows.

      • Rivethead

        That is also tr-OPTIMUS!!!!!!!!! :)

  • whocares

    Besides the Transformers franchise I like Shia’s performances. And I don’t give a shit, what he’s doing at home. Just like Mel Gibson. He might be a first class douche, but he’s a great actor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gabriel.wingman.1 Gabriel Wingman

    leo decaprio is a great actor…. shia is a decent working actor… far beyond anything special. Plus it doesn’t help that he has that douche bag look on his face half the time either. Personally I don’t find his onscreen presence appealing at all.

  • CJR

    This guy always seems to be pissing someone off. Which isn’t good considering he is mostly a co-star then a actual star. In most of his movies, that are actually decent you figure he would try to work with others better. For me “Holes” was the last decent staring role he did. “Transformers” was all about the robots, everyone watched “Wall Street” for Michael Douglas. Then “Lawless” whole cast pretty much placed him in the shadows.