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Shia LaBeouf talks PTSD, Disney, youth, ahead, ‘Honey-Boy’ release

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Shia LaBeouf is opening up about his battle with PTSD, and the darker side of the Disney star ahead of the release of his latest film, “the Honey Boy.”

In an appearance on The Hollywood Reporter’s “Awards Chatter podcast, the controversial, the actor spoke candidly about his difficult relationship with his father, and growing up as a child star in Hollywood.

He got his first big break in the Disney series “Even Stevens” LaBeouf was thrust into the spotlight at a very young age — some of that adds to the trauma that led to the final diagnosis of PTSD.

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While working on “Even Stevens” LaBeouf and saw the work as “a way for you to be able to minimize the drama in his life. LaBeouf said in the podcast, he thought that if he had more money, there would be no fighting between his parents, who split when the star was five years old.

LaBeouf noted, then, that Disney would cancel a show after only three seasons, as the “Even Stevens”, as it is necessary for the increase of salaries and wages and “Disney wasn’t trying to make wages to pay for that.”

LaBeouf later, it flourished with major roles in “Disturbia” and “Transformers” series, but his personal life was a mess.

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During the making of the movie to 2017 “is The Peanut butter Falcon is,” LaBeouf hit the “bottom” after an altercation with a police officer, which led to the star’s arrest. During the arrest, LaBeouf made comments that were perceived as racist or at the direction of the police officer.

LaBeouf felt a “kind of the shame, the deep shame of it,” he said of the impact that it had on him at the time. “I feel like the people on the set think I’m a racist, and think that I am a racist, and I have a feeling all of that, and you don’t want to live in, really.

“This is my last one,” he added.

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When the production of “The Peanut butter Falcon is packed, LaBeouf entered a court-ordered rehab in Connecticut, where he was officially diagnosed with PTSD.

“It was the first time I was told that I had PTSD,” said LaBeouf. “I was just thinking that I was an alcoholic.”

As part of its processing, LaBeouf took part in exposure therapy, during which he was required to write down what he had experienced in life.

“The stuff that’s in” Honey Boy, ” will come out of this is exposure therapy sessions.”

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“Honey Boy,” is based on the actor’s childhood and the tumultuous relationship with his father. In the film, LaBeouf will play the James Lort), a character based on his father’s business.

To the left of rehab, LaBeouf and “Honey Boy,” the director, Alma Har’el has worked tirelessly to get the script to finish and will ultimately be submitted to the LaBeouf’s father, who is the actor hadn’t seen in seven years.

“[My father] did not believe that I was able to pull it,” said LaBeouf.

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LaBeouf’s father in the film, and agreed to sign off on the project, Shia pointed out. “He’s calmed down. And I’ve got to calm down.”

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