According to a report from Us Magazine, Shia LaBeouf recently opened up to reporters regarding what it was like for him as a child to come of age as a Disney star. The actor stated in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that the experience was actually quite traumatic.
During an episode of Awards Chatter, from The Hollywood Reporter, LaBeouf got real honest regarding his development and what it was like to be a star at a very young age. The star indicated in the interview that he felt tremendous pressure as a kid to ensure his family was well-off.
And it all began with the television series, Even Stevens, which was on the Disney Channel for approximately three seasons. The 33-year-old actor stated that, in his view, if he could just make more money, he could have his family around more frequently. “That’s just how I equated it,” the actor remarked.
Shia said to the outlet that “capitalism” played a crucial role in terms of the tension between his immediate family members, and he always thought if he just made more cash, his family would get along better, but he quickly realized it simply wasn’t the case.
Following the cancelation of Even Stevens in 2003, LaBeouf quickly moved on to movies, including the successful film from the same year, Holes, in addition to Disturbia, which came out four years later in 2007.
The Daytime Emmy winner appeared in several big-named movies afterward, including the Transformers franchise, Eagle Eye, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, among others. Furthermore, the actor appeared in more serious roles, including independent movies such as Nymphomaniac, Fury, and American Honey.
As most know, Shia’s career has sometimes been marred by controversy, including much of his headline-grabbing behavior and arrests. However, it was two years ago in 2017 when he realized he hit rock-bottom after he got into a fight with an undercover cop in Georgia.
The star was filming The Peanut Butter Falcon at the time in Savannah. Subsequently, he went to a rehabilitation facility at the behest of a judge who told him he had to do so. Reportedly, that was when he first realized his underlying problem, “it was the first time I’d been told I had PTSD,” which had been fueling his ongoing problem with alcoholism.