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Shia LaBeouf’s Variety interview discusses not liking films he made with Steven Spielberg, how he was almost part of ‘Suicide Squad’

7 September 2016 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Shia LaBeouf has been very honest in his interviews in the past as well as in his art exhibitions and in his cover interview for the latest issue of Variety magazine, the actor shared that he never liked the movies he made with Steven Spielberg as well as almost landing a role for “Suicide Squad.”

LaBeouf first shared that the Caberet incident, wherein he caused a commotion while performers were on stage, took a toll on is career. He said that people he wants to work with and those who he respects in the movie industry told him that life is too short for him to do things that will scar his professional life. He added that he is still earning his way back.

As for working with Spielberg, whom LaBeouf worked with for the “Transformers” franchise, “Eagle Eye” and “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” LaBeouf shared, “You get there, and you realize you’re not meeting the Spielberg you dream of. You’re meeting a different Spielberg, who is in a different stage in his career. He’s less a director than he is a [expletive] company.” He added that he does not like the movies he made with Spielberg except for the first ever “Transformers” movie.

He then went on to talk about possibly working with Michael Ba yin the future. However, he did not fail to criticize Bay saying that he will only work with the director on a project if he gets “a little ballsier.”

As for the possibility of him being part of “Suicide Squad,” he said that he almost played the role of Lieutenant GQ Edwards, who was eventually played by Scott Eastwood. He said that working with David Ayer on “Fury” almost landed him the “Suicide Squad” role. Accordingly, Warner Bros. was not interested in him. He claimed, “I went in to meet, and they were like, ‘Nah, you’re crazy. You’re a good actor, but not this one.’ It was a big investment for them.”

LaBeouf also touched on the subject of being sober for a year now. He said that he does not touch it as alcohol will just sent a person haywire.