LaBeouf says he began learning Catholicism as he ready for his upcoming film, “Padre Pio,” concerning the saint of the identical identify.
“It was seeing different individuals who have sinned past something I might ever conceptualize additionally being present in Christ that made me really feel like, ‘Oh, that provides me hope,’ ” he stated. “I began listening to experiences of different wicked individuals who had discovered their method — on this — and it made me really feel like I had permission.”
LaBeouf stated at one level he felt suicidal and was experiencing deep disgrace over occasions that had unfolded in his life.
“I had a gun on the desk. I used to be outta right here,” LaBeouf stated. “I did not wish to be alive anymore when all this occurred. Shame like I had by no means skilled earlier than — the form of disgrace that you simply neglect easy methods to breathe. You do not know the place to go. You cannot go exterior and get like, a taco.”
“But I used to be additionally on this deep want to carry on,” he added.
While making ready for his new function, LaBeouf lived in a monastery with Franciscan Capuchin friars.
“I do know now that God was utilizing my ego to attract me to Him. Drawing me away from worldly wishes. It was all occurring concurrently. But there would have been no impetus for me to get in my automobile, drive up [to the monastery] if I did not assume, ‘Oh, I’m gonna save my profession,'” he stated.