Did you know Shia LaBaBeouf hates being a rich and famous Hollywood actor? If the constant trash-talking, weird art projects, and greasy guido-hippie look haven’t clued you in yet, the ever tactful young scallywag is here to tell you some more.
In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, he discussed the difference between making indie films (like his recent effort Lawless) and major studio films (like Transformers). So, what is it?
“There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he’s f–ed. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.
These dudes [indie production companies] are a miracle. They give you the money, and they trust you — [unlike the studios, which] give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your ass and chase you around for five months.”
Why don’t you tell us how you really feel, Shia? I’m not sure I really got the full bouquet of it.
But seriously, now: some people enjoy having a finger stuck up their asses. “What’s so bad about that?” they are thinking in response to that quote. “If a studio stuck a finger up my ass, I’d totally bust all over its fancy schmancy office.” Is that what you want people to think? That working with studios is sexy and fun due to nerves and taboos, and only occasionally a little bit stinky? You are going to have to use more precise language than that if you ever want to be properly understood, young man. If I were your creative writing teacher, I’d circle that sentence in red pen and write “ambiguous—please clarify.”
I’m not saying he should be a total brown noser, but Shia LaBeouf kind of seems like a little shit, no?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)