Fury star, Shia LaBeouf, has been publicly battling demons the past couple of years, and now the poor kid has Lethal Weapon star and inventor of the mullet, Mel Gibson of all people sympathizing with him. I guess you know you’re in trouble when you have Gibson in your camp.
‘When I see someone like Shia LaBeouf with the bag on his head and stuff, my heart goes out to the poor guy,’ Gibson told Indiewire following his acceptance of a lifetime achievement award at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in the Czech Republic this weekend.
‘I think he’s suffering in some way,’ he added, referring to Shia’s appearance at the premiere of Nymphomaniac back in February, where he arrived on the red carpet with a paper bag over his head complete with the slogan ‘I Am Not Famous Anymore.’
He has since been reportedly attending AA meetings.
‘Why (else) would he do that?’ Gibson continued. ‘People are in line to sort of point the finger at him and say that he’s this, that, or the other. It’s easy to judge.
‘But I’m sure he’s going through some kind of personal, very painful, cathartic thing that he has to exorcise and get out there. And he’ll probably play it out and come back…He’ll be all right. I actually like the kid. I think he’s good.’
The Lethal Weapon star also appeared to sympathise with the high public interest in Shia’s behaviour.
‘You’re a target,’ he declared. ‘And you have to be really adept at tap dancing and dodging the bullets. And sometimes you get hit.’
Gibson makes a fair point, and I do think that LaBeouf is clearly going through some sort of a crisis right now. Mel has had his own fair share of destructive behavior including a DUI and anti-Semitic rant in 2006, a high-profile divorce from his wife Robyn Gibson in 2009, and a confusing relationship with a Russian pianist, Oksana Grigorieva, with whom he fathered a little girl with. Their relationship ended and Gibson was later served a restraining order due to domestic violence accusations. So… Shia… maybe steer clear.
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Posted Friday, July 11th, 2014 at 1:13pm
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