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. “