Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Shia LaBeouf Won’t Leave Alec Baldwin Alone

shia labeouf

Shia LeBeouf is still obsessed with this whole Orphans drama. Mr. LaBeouf was going to star in the Broadway play, Orphans, with Alec Baldwin, directed by Dan Sullivan. But things got weird during rehearsals. For example, according to the NY Post, LaBeouf brought a knife to set — not a swiss army knife, an actual knife — because he thought his character “would carry one.” It made everyone uncomfortable and it wasn’t long after this that LaBeouf was fired, though they’re trying to say it was an amicable split.

Since LaBeouf left, he’s still had it in for Baldwin, and has been taunting him through Twitter. Yesterday Baldwin commented on Shia’s tweet “Theater belongs not to the great but to the brash” with, “I don’t think he’s in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn’t…many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they’re kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause.”

Shia “I Play By Fourth Grade Rules” LaBeouf couldn’t just leave that comment sitting there, so today he tweeted “chef” with a screencap of an email director Dan Sullivan sent him shortly before rehearsals saying this:

Don’t be too surprised if Alec doesn’t look up from his script much for the first few days. I suspect he’s not nearly as prepared as you are. Not unusual at all when actors have a good long rehearsal time like we have. I just don’t want it to throw you. I did a reading of another play once with Alec and about 10 minutes in I thought, ‘Oh, I guess he’s just going to read it.’

Mr. LaBeouf also tweeted “celebrity” with another screencap of an email in which he calls Baldwin “chief” (chief, not chef) and Baldwin replies, “Listen, boy, I’m not your f-cking chief” that he then forwarded to Sullivan. (See that here.)

WHAT IS HE DOING? HE IS LOSING HIS MIND! Someone needs to change his Twitter password before he gets a face full of Baldwin fist. GET OVER YOURSELF, SHIA!

6 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Shia & Alec, meet Brandi & Lee Ann. Shia is too young to know that Alec Baldwin has an almost rabid temper. Remember when he verbally assaulted his own daughter a few years back? Shia better keep that knife or keep his mouth shut!

  • Shia is clearly in the wrong, but I have no idea what you think is so strange about carrying a knife because your character would. You have read about the extremes that method actors go to develop a character and inhabit that character’s headspace, correct? Carrying a knife is nothing.

    • There’s some pretty strict theatre etiquette/rules about weaponry so it’s incredibly uncool that Shia showed up with a weapon. And kind of makes Alec’s point that he’s a theatre noob who needs to STFU.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.