After receding from the spotlight in recent years following abuse allegations made by his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs, actor Shia LaBeouf has resurfaced in recent weeks for a variety of reasons.
The first is quite simple: LaBeouf has a new film coming out titled Padre Pio, which sees the 36-year-old portraying a Franciscan Capuchin monk at the dawn of fascism in Italy.
The other, far-more-publicized reason for LaBeouf’s return to the spotlight, though, has been his ongoing back-and-forth with Don’t Worry Darling director Olivia Wilde, which we’ve already written about a ton.
As a result of LaBeouf’s renewed publicity, the actor is attempting to address the allegations that led him to step away from acting a few years ago and has been largely contrite about the matter.
“I hurt that woman… I was a pleasure-seeking, selfish, self-centered, dishonest, inconsiderate, fearful human being,” LaBeouf said during a recent interview on Jon Bernthal’s podcast.
Shia LaBeouf says he considered suicide following abuse allegations from his ex-girlfriend FKA Twigs
LaBeouf also detailed the extent of the guilt he experienced over what he did to FKA Twigs — real name Tahliah Debrett Barnett — telling Bishop Robert Barron during a sit-down conversation that he considered killing himself due to the shame he felt.
“I had a gun on the table. I was outta here,” LaBeouf said. “I didn’t want to be alive anymore when all of this happened. Shame like I had never experienced before — the kind of shame that you forget how to breathe.”
LaBeouf certainly isn’t having any difficulty finding work in films helmed by acclaimed directors as he’s following up Abel Ferarra’s Padre Pio with a role in Francis Ford Coppola’s passion project Megalopolis alongside the likes o Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Laurence Fishburne, Aubrey Plaza, and Jason Schwartzman.
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