Shia LaBeouf reveals he considered ending his life during a low point in his career
Shia LaBeouf said, “my world had crumbled” after a string of unfortunate events in recent years, including car accidents, court-ordered rehab, emotional outbursts (including disrupting Broadway’s Cabaret starring Emma Stone), outright violent episodes, and a lawsuit filed by his Honey Boy co-star FKA Twigs accusing the actor of sexual battery and assault. In April, the trial will begin in that case.
His expulsion from Olivia Wilde’s popular Do not Worry Darling was one of the many lessons he learned. In a new interview with Variety, Wilde finally addressed the issue.
She Said “I say this as someone who is such an admirer of his work, His process was not conducive to the ethos that I demand in my productions. He has a process that, in some ways, seems to require a combative energy, and I don’t personally believe that is conducive to the best performances.”
In a subsequent interview, LaBeouf elaborated on his need for tense situations to fuel his acting. It almost made him give up the business altogether.
LaBeouf recalled saying at that point in the interview, “At this point I am nuclear.”
”Nobody wants to talk to me, including my mother. My manager’s not calling. The agent’s not calling. I’m not connected to the business any more.”
He suggested that he was close to suicide at the moment.
“I had a gun on the table. I was outta here,” he said in YouTube interview “I didn’t want to be alive anymore when all this happened. Shame like I had never experienced before — the kind of shame that you forget how to breathe. You don’t know where to go. You can’t go outside and get like a, a taco.”