Most notably, the "Transformers" star was arrested last July after his attempt to bum a cigarette on a Savannah, Ga. street escalated into a full-blown racist rant that featured LaBeouf telling his black arresting officer he was "going to straight to hell" because "he's a black man".
LaBeouf, who has a history of legal trouble, subsequently issued a public apology, insisting he was "deeply ashamed" of his behaviour, which served as motivation for him to work on his sobriety. "And you're ruining it", the unknown actor told LaBeouf, who said the comment "changed the course of my life".
"What went on in Georgia was mortifying", LaBeouf said.
'White privilege and desperation and disaster. It came from a place of self-centered delusion... Zachary Gottsagen, the lead actor in the film, was disappointed in LaBeouf for getting arrested while the movie was being made and potentially ruining the actor's shot.
"I f-- up", he added. "My public outbursts are failures. They're not strategic. They're a struggling motherf**ker showing his a** in front of the world".
"I've got to look at my failures in the face for a while". It's the same feeling of "You need to avenge your mother" he says contributed to his first arrest when he went after a man who "bumped into my mother's vehicle with his auto in a parking lot".
"Around the same time, I took my mother to his concert", LaBeouf said. I've always thought somebody was coming in. "The truth is, in my desperation, I lost the plot". "When I brought her backstage, he was a fucking sweetheart to her", LaBeouf said. And it just felt fair.
There is some silver lining as LaBeouf is gearing up to star in the upcoming role of hot-headed tennis legend John McEnroe for the film Borg vs. McEnroe, revealing in the chat that he doesn't enjoy the sport. So I'm like, 'Go for it, my guy.
We already told you this, but just as a reminder: there's a pretty remarkable Shia LaBeouf interview out today. He took all my f-cking clothes.