Shia LaBeouf is clarifying the facts about the complicated relationship he has with his dad, Jeffrey Craig LaBeouf.
I wrote this story that was complete ------ absurd. My dad was so kind to me throughout my entire life. Fractures? Sure. Crooked? Sure. Wonky?
Yes, definitely, but he always loved and never wasn't there. There was never a time when he wasn't there." LaBeouf said on Jon Bernthal's Real One's podcast.
"And I'd been on a global press tour to talk about how awful ------ the guy was an individual. Honey Boy is basically a huge "woe is me" tale about what ------ my dad was and how I cheated on him.
LaBeouf, the Disney Channel alum explained that his father discovered the discrepancies in the script he received and LaBeouf's performance on the screen.
"I remember getting on the phone with him and him being like, 'You know, I never read this stuff in the script you sent.' Because I didn't put that s---
in there," said LaBeouf. "I was a bully to ------- his. I was trying to convince him to take this piece of paper and sign it.
LaBeouf says on the podcast of Bernthal that the actor "turned the knob up on certain s--- that wasn't real" in the storyline of the film.
"My dad never hit me. Never. He spanked me once. One time," LaBeouf acknowledged. "And the story that gets painted in Honey Boy is like this dude was abusing his kid all the time."