Shia LaBeouf Slams Alec Baldwin AGAIN With New Leaked Private Emails
To recap: LaBeouf abruptly left the Broadway production two weeks ago amid behind-the-scenes problems, then posted private correspondence from Baldwin and their director Dan Sullivan on Twitter, drawing Baldwin’s ire.
On Tuesday, Vulture asked Baldwin about LaBeouf’s comment that “the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash,” which led the older actor to diss LaBeouf and his theatrical credentials, comparing the Transformers star to a “celebrity chef” who doesn’t take his craft seriously (see full remarks below).
LaBeouf struck back early Wednesday. The young star tweeted two more email exchanges, captioning the first one “celebrity” and the second one “chef” in reference to Baldwin’s critique. In the first correspondence, from February 10, Baldwin complains about being “f*cking tired,” to which LaBeouf responds, “im a hustler, i don’t get tired, im 26 chief.” Baldwin jokingly replies, “Listen, boy. I’m not your f*ckin’ chief. You got that? Ha. Hahahahaha. Let’s go.” LaBeouf then forwards the exchange to the director Sullivan, writing of Baldwin, “I think he’s nervous.”
The second tweet highlights an email from Sullivan to LaBeouf later on February 10, in which the director tells LaBeouf, “Don’t be too surprised if Alec doesn’t look up from his script much for the first few days. I suspect he’s not nearly as prepared as you are. Not unusual at all when actors have a good long rehearsal time like we have. I just don’t want it to throw you.”
Yikes. Baldwin has not yet responded to LaBeouf’s latest airing of their dirty laundry, although we suspect the outspoken “30 Rock” star will have a reaction. Stay tuned.
Baldwin’s Comments on LaBeouf:
“I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don’t think he’s in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn’t. I mean, he was never in the theater. He came into a rehearsal room for six or seven days and, uh — you know, sometimes film actors — I mean, there are people who are film actors who have a great legacy in the theater. Some of the greatest movie stars had really serious theater careers and still do.”
“And many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they’re kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause. In the theater, we don’t just cook the food and serve it. You go out in the garden and you plant the seeds and you grow it. You know, it’s a really very, very long, slow, deliberate — it’s the opposite of film acting. It’s a much more intensive and kind of thoughtful process.”
“And there are people who that’s just not their thing. So for those people who I think it’s not their thing, I’m not really interested in their opinion of it. But thanks.”
LaBeouf’s New Emails About Baldwin: