Ugh, I’m so sick of Shia LaBeouf‘s melodrama, but I guess Variety isn’t.
Shia just did an interview with Variety in Prague, where heâ€™s shooting a new drama about John McEnroe, and seems like he’s making a point to say how he’s straightened out and is a normal, functioning human again…he hasnâ€™t had a drink in almost a year AND heâ€™s been to AA meetings (though he doesnâ€™t call himself an addict). Lame. First thing is admitting, Shia. And you’re barely into your recovery, so just chill. And yes, we get it. You’re VERY hardcore and got method for your new film. SNOOZE.
On drugs: â€œYou donâ€™t touch it,â€ he says. â€œAlcohol or any of that sh-t will send you haywire. I canâ€™t fâ€“k with none of it. Iâ€™ve got to keep my head low.â€
On getting tattoos for his new movie, American Honey: â€œOne of the things weâ€™d do as a group,Â weâ€™d all go to the f-cking tattoo shop,â€ LaBeouf says. He got inked with 12 tattoos while making the film, which drove his director crazy, because she didnâ€™t want her star showing up looking different in every scene.Â The memories of â€œAmerican Honeyâ€ are now forever engraved on LaBeoufâ€™s arms, neck, and both of his knees, which feature matching portraits of Missy Elliott. â€œI donâ€™t love Missy Elliott like I wanna get two Missy Elliott tattoos,â€ LaBeouf says. â€œBut youâ€™re in a tattoo parlor, andâ€ â€” he shrugs â€” â€œpeer pressure.â€
On the Oscars: â€œThe Oscars are about politics. I gotta earn my way back. Itâ€™s not about who is the best.Â Iâ€™m not that guy for a long time â€” for a long, long time.â€ He looks down. â€œIâ€™m good with that, though. Sometimes that sh-t isÂ a curse.â€
Ugh, it just all rings so hollow and like some dumb, holier-than-thou persona. But hey, that’s my opinion. What do YOU think of Shia LaBeouf’s “new self?”
Photos: Variety/Jiri Turek