Shia LeBeouf Vehemently Denies That Olivia Wilde Fired Him From “Don’t Worry Darling” And He’s Converted To Catholicism
Don’t worry about all those repugnant things Shia LeBeouf has done or been accused of, or will do or be accused of, because all is forgiven. In an effort to rehabilitate his career, if not his personality, Shia’s been saved! USA Today reports that Shia has taken his latest role, an Italian priest in a biopic called Padre Pio, to heart and converted to Catholicism. Shia is so pious now that he’s become a crusader for truth. As such, after Olivia Wilde told Variety she fired him from Don’t Worry Darling, God led his hand straight to his saved messages folder and told his new convert to impale her with his mighty sword of truth. Shia reached out to Variety after Olivia’s interview was published and shared a number of text messages, videos, and emails that contradict Olivia’s claim. Shia says he quit. And then some. It’s a MESS. I’m afraid Olivia’s been served in public once again. Good thing those messages didn’t burn up when he was rolling with Satan. God only saves those who save themselves by saving those receipts!
Yesterday I reported that Olivia claimed she fired Shia to protect her Don’t Worry Darling leading lady Florence Pugh but I have a feeling Olivia’s going to want to protect herself from Flo moving forward. Shia’s phone dump to Variety included a video Olivia allegedly sent him on August 19, two days after he claims he quit the production, begging him to come back because it would be “a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo.” Well, Miss Flo is definitely awake now. Variety reports:
According to the texts, LaBeouf and Wilde met in person in Los Angeles to discuss his exit from the film on Aug. 16, 2020. Later that night, Wilde texted him, “Thanks for letting me in on your thought process. I know that isn’t fun. Doesn’t feel good to say no to someone, and I respect your honesty. I’m honored you were willing to go there with me, for me to tell a story with you. I’m gutted because it could have been something special. I want to make clear how much it means to me that you trust me. That’s a gift I’ll take with me.”
LaBeouf claims he “officially” quit “Don’t Worry Darling” the next day on Aug. 17, 2020, according to the email he sent to Wilde on Thursday morning.
He included a video to Variety that Wilde allegedly sent him on Aug. 19, 2020, two days after he claimed he quit. In the video, Wilde is driving a car and says she is “not ready to give up on this yet.” She also alludes to tension between LaBeouf and Florence Pugh, who stars in the film as Alice, the wife of LaBeouf and Styles’ character Jack.
“I feel like I’m not ready to give up on this yet, and I too am heartbroken and I want to figure this out,” she says in the video. “You know, I think this might be a bit of a wake-up call for Miss Flo, and I want to know if you’re open to giving this a shot with me, with us. If she really commits, if she really puts her mind and heart into it at this point and if you guys can make peace — and I respect your point of view, I respect hers — but if you guys can do it, what do you think? Is there hope? Will you let me know?”
In another message sent at an unspecified time between Aug. 16 and Aug. 20, Wilde texted LaBeouf, “You don’t have to be in my movies but don’t ever doubt me. We pinky promised. That means something in my house.”
Ew, can you imagine what type of bacteria must live under Shia’s pinky nail? No wonder this entire movie is cursed. Every good Catholic should know you can’t pinky swear with the devil’s sulfur under your nails. But even though Shia’s still just baby Catholic, he’s got the pomposity down pat.
UPDATE: Here’s the video of Olivia’s message to Shia.
here is the video of olivia telling shia she wants to work it out and that if “miss flo” could “commit” more than it could happen.
please ignore that hashtag on the video I didn’t put it there. pic.twitter.com/vAQPBqPRYE
— sophia (@hellopugh) August 26, 2022
In his letter to Olivia, which Variety has shared in full, Shia claims that he’s writing to her with “627 days of sobriety and a moral compass that never existed before my great humbling that was the last year and a quarter of my life,” presumably referring to his “fundamental and real” “failings with [FKA] Twigs,” which will be addressed in a court of law next April. Man, I can’t believe God stepped in and saved him just in the nick of time. Shia says that God used his own ego to draw him in. USA Today reports:
In a moment of life imitating art, Shia LaBeouf found a higher power while preparing to play a Catholic saint.
LaBeouf, who’s set to portray Italian priest Francesco Forgione – aka Padre Pio – in the upcoming biopic “Padre Pio,” opened up about his newfound relationship with Catholicism during an interview with Bishop Robert Barron published Thursday. The actor said his “life was on fire” prior to familiarizing himself with the religion.
“I didn’t want to be an actor anymore, and my life was a complete mess,” LaBeouf told Barron. “I had hurt a lot of people, and I felt deep shame and deep guilt.”
The Emmy-winning actor said while he was initially motivated by a desire to rehabilitate his career, he also looks back on the experience as a moment of divine intervention.
“I know now God was using my ego to draw me to Him, was drawing me away from worldly desires,” LaBeouf said. “It was all happening simultaneously. But there would have been no impetus for me to get in the car and drive up (to the monastery) if I didn’t think, ‘Oh, I’m gonna save my career.’
Shia said that “seeing other people who had sinned beyond anything I could even conceptualize also being found in Christ that made me feel like, ‘Okay, that gives me hope.” I’m like damn, you can order piety with a side of petty and the entire table gets endless forgiveness and breadsticks? No wonder that religion is so popular!
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