“When I think about what my life has become and what it is now, like what my purpose is now … I need to be useful,” he said. “And when I look at the #MeToo environment, there aren’t a lot of dudes taking responsibility.”
The interview comes days after Olivia Wilde gave a stunning interview in which she argued that she fired LaBeouf from the upcoming film “Don’t Worry, Darling” because she feared the allegations against him could jeopardize the safety of Florence Pugh.
“There was a lot that came out after it happened that really bothered me in terms of his behavior,” Wilde said. “For our film, we really needed an energy that was incredibly supportive. Especially with a film like this, I knew I was going to be asking Florence to be in very vulnerable situations, and my priority was to make her feel safe and supported.”
LaBeouf refused Wilde addresses the story, telling Wilde that he left the project due to scheduling conflicts in an email provided to IndieWire.
“I’m a little bummed about being fired,” he wrote. “You and I know the reasons for my departure. I dropped your film because your actors and I couldn’t find time to rehearse.’
While LaBeouf still disputes the specific allegations, he made it very clear during his interview with Bernthal that he regrets some of his past behavior.
“I screwed up badly,” he said. “Kind of crash and burn type shit. [I] hurt a lot of people and I’m fully aware of that. And I will have to for the rest of my life.”