Friday, October 10, 2014


Shia LaBeouf can't run from his past.

The actor appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where he opened up to Ellen DeGeneres about his bad boy behavior and the steps he's taken to get back on track. "You've had quite an interesting life in the last year or so," DeGeneres said nonchalantly, as her guest politely laughed along with the audience. "I really don't pay attention to stuff, but uh, what happened?"

The Transformers star didn't sugarcoat his troubles, telling DeGeneres, "Man, I went through like an existential crisis, which turned into kind of like, a, explorations. I had some hiccups, some judgment errors."

DeGeneres recalled that the actor "wore a paper bag" over his head when he walked the red carpet at the Nymphomaniac premiere in February, and in doing so, announced that he was not famous anymore. "So, you wore that. And then to apologize, you did a performance piece, which that sort of was, but you did a performance piece where people could come and see you and say whatever they wanted to you."

"Yeah, we had a table with all these implements," the actor, 28, said of his #IAMSORRY performance exhibit. "You know, there was like an Indiana Jones whip and some pliers and It was sort of no rules."

DeGeneres praised his insight, adding, "I think no matter how you're reaching for it everybody is trying to fill themselves up in some way. And you gotta do it yourself. And you gotta find out what that is that makes you feel whole and feel good. What scared you the most what got you out of that behavior?"

"Jail," LaBeouf replied. "Jail was quite scary."

"I was there felt like forever," he added. "I think 24 hours, 25 hours."

"That's long enough to know you don't want to be in jail," DeGeneres said. "Was that your first time?"
"Uh, no. But this is the worst time," LaBeouf said, referring to the events of his arrest that took place in June. At the time, the actor had been escorted out of Broadway's Cabaret for disrupting the show. "I really went all the way with it. They put a Hannibal mask on me and a led jacket. It was very scary."

"You must have done something very, very bad," DeGeneres said. "I spit on a cop. That's a no, no," he acknowledged. "I'm sorry if you're watching, dude. I'm sorry. That was crazy, man."

"But you're now all good?" DeGeneres asked.

"Yeah, I'm as good as I can be," LaBeouf said. "Sure."

"When you're going off the rails a little bit, does your mother call you?" DeGeneres asked. The former Even Stevens star confirmed that his mother did in fact call him after this year, adding, "That's my girl."

"'That's my girl.' How sweet is that? I love that," DeGeneres said. "And what does she say to you?"

"'Stop f--king around,'" LaBeouf quoted her as saying. The audience erupted in laughter and applause.

Blowing his mother a kiss he added, "Thank you, mom!"

DeGeneres remained curious about how LaBeouf is turning his life around, so she told him, "It's one thing to say, 'OK, I've had some hiccups and I've made some mistakes.' It's another thing to actually then take action. What is it that clicked for you? Are you meditating? How are you getting your head clear?"

LaBeouf explained that "a lot of things" connected "spiritually," but also revealed that physical activity has been almost more effective. "Running is big in my life," he said, adding that he runs 12 miles every day. "I was running a lot before, but I really picked it up a bit. It's become like my salvation, running."

Sidenote: It is amazing to see notice when people change their life for positive, realizing that the mistakes they made were reversable. We live in a time of transition and change. Embrace it! The world needs more of that. :)

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