Shia LaBeouf has seen things, and he’s not afraid to talk about them. He’s been through a lot worse than a few Hollywood rivalries. In the August issue of Details magazine he opens up about many things, including his rough childhood, which involved living in a poor neighborhood with an ice shavings-selling clown mom and heroin-addicted dad who accosted executives on the set of his Disney Channel breakout show, “Even Stevens” and being, as the magazine puts it, Hollywood’s last bad boy.
It wasn’t the typical crazy Hollywood parent relationship, though; LaBeouf went out of his way to make his own breaks, hitting open mics from an early age and calling agents and casting directors in hopes of breaking out of his troubled home. He immediately stuck out at his audition for his Disney Channel show; LaBeouf performed an old Lenny Bruce comedy monologue.
Finding his way from child star to number one choice for major franchise films LaBeouf admits that he bristles at fame — and also enjoys its benefits. On the set of “Transformers” he had a fling with his now former co-star Megan Fox.
In the interview LaBeouf commented on their relationships with Megan Fox: “Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them. I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation.”
He added: “But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen.” The question about the marriage of Megan Fox to Brian Austin Green was left unanswered.”I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know…It was what it was,” he said.
The actor played Samuel Witwicky opposite Megan’s Mikaela Banes in the first two Transformers movies. However, he does not give any dates of details of the romance and appears unsure when asked about Megan’s status at the time with her then-boyfriend Brian Austin Green, who is now her husband. “I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know,” he tells the magazine, before finally saying: “It was what it was.”
Megan was replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for the ‘Transformers 3: Dark Of The Moon.’ The franchise’s director Michael Bay recently revealed that the 25-year-old actress was replaced in the latest movie at the orders of executive producer Steven Spielberg, after she compared Bay to Hitler in a magazine interview.
While working on the franchise’s next installment, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” in 2009, LaBeouf admits to “philandering around” with co-star Isabel Lucas, who was in a relationship with actor Adrien Grenier at the time. LaBeouf commented: “It was sort of disastrous. Neither one of us, I think, were in love. Just sort of experimenting or whatever.” He also says his one date with Hillary Duff was “probably the worst date either of us have ever had”. LeBeouf calls himself a “serial monogamist.”
He still speaks highly of his “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” co-star Carey Mulligan, whom he dated for more than a year before amicably splitting last October. He still loves her. “I think she’s an awesome person and an incredible actress. We’re still pals. I wouldn’t take any of it back, and I don’t think she would either. It just ran its course,” he says.
LaBeouf is currently in a relationship with Karolyn Pho, a student and stylist who he first saw at a restaurant and blatantly hit on. He says: “It’s a pretty mundane, domestic, docile, lame, sort of not-that-exciting existence.”
Beyond insulting his second “Transformers” effort, LaBeouf dissed the fourth Indiana Jones movie. Shia bristles at the criticism he got for telling the truth. He also rips on another long-gestating sequel in which he starred, Oliver Stone’s “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” [via The Huff Post, Details and New York Daily News]