Shia LaBeouf chooses his craft over money, this according to the actor who has admitted that he’s sick of making blockbuster films.
LaBeouf has explained that he felt restrained on the sets of the three big-budget “Transformers” films he starred in, and that he much prefers to make good guality, low-budget independent films.
Shia tells The Hollywood Reporter, “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist. You give Terrence Malick a movie like Transformers, and he’s f**ked. There’s no way for him to exist in that world.”
The actor explains of these low budget film execs put trust in their project when it comes to the little money they have, as opposed to the big-budget executives, who come to the set to stick their finger where it doesn’t belong. “These dudes are a miracle. They give you the money, and they trust you… (They don’t) give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your a** and chase you around for five months.”
LaBeouf will appear in crime western “Lawless,” about a bootlegging gang that hits theaters Aug. 29.