Shia LaBeouf admits major Honey Boy fabrications

Actor Shia LaBeouf has been making headlines this week. While he bravely admitted his battle with suicidal thoughts, his matches with director Olivia Wilde he Don’t worry, honey has taken the lead. Now LaBeouf admits that the so-called autobiographical Dear boy was anything but. LaBeouf paid tribute to his friend and The Peanut Butter Falcon co-star Jon Bernthal’s podcast, Real ones.

In the interview, LaBeouf reflected on Dear boy: “I wrote this story, which was just nonsense. My father loved me so much my whole life. Broken, of course. Crooked, of course. Scary, for sure. But never not loving, never not there. He was there always … and I had gone on a world press tour about how fucked up he was as a man.”

Upon release and on the promotional circuit, Dear boy– as Shia LaBeouf wrote – the actor consistently noted the autobiographical elements and how the allegedly strained relationship with his father shaped it. “Before this, my dad and I hadn’t spoken for six, seven years. We’re talking now…I talked to him before I came in here.” It clearly contradicts his statements from this week.

Shia LaBeouf, who played a variant of his father in Dear boy and earned some of his career-best reviews, continued. “My father never, ever hit me. He hit me once, once. And the story being painted in Honey Boy is that this guy abuses his child all the time.”

Even the official plot synopsis noted that it was “a unique collaboration between filmmaker and subject that explores art as medicine and imagination as hope through the life and times of a talented, traumatized performer who dares to go in search of himself.”

What are your thoughts on Shia LaBeouf’s hospitalizations? Do you think it degrades Dear boy at all?

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