Shia LaBeouf is at it again!
The "retired" celebrity and performance artist has some new thoughts on — what else? — celebrity and performance art. He spoke to Variety about LoveTrue, a new "experimental drama" he executive-produced.
Check out highlights from the interview:
"Performance art tightens the space of relations and allows me to work in real time, as opposed to only synthetic time. It liberated me from the old constraints of genre and taxonomic systems (drama, thriller, comedy, mystery)."
"The craft of acting for film is terribly exclusive and comes with the baggage of celebrity, which robs you of your individuality and separates you."
"As a celebrity/star I am not an individual — I am a spectacular representation of a living human being, the opposite of an individual. The enemy of the individual, in myself as well as in others."
"The requirements to being a star/celebrity are namely, you must become an enslaved body. Just flesh — a commodity, and renounce all autonomous qualities in order to identify with the general law of obedience to the course of things. The star is a byproduct of the machine age, a relic of modernist ideals. It's outmoded."
"I started acting as a child. It has been a long time since I've known another way."
At least he used actual words, unlike his interview with Dazed and Confused magazine last year, where he insisted they film themselves sitting in silence for an hour.
Despite his announcement more than a year ago that he was retiring from all public life, it seems like LaBeouf isn't done with Hollywood just yet — he's going to appear at a Q&A for LoveTrue at the Tribeca Film Festival on Thursday night.
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