Shia LaBeouf thinks Twitter can be “bad” for him but he likes the way the microblogging site allows him to socialise in an “anti-social” way
Shia LaBeouf thinks Twitter can be “bad” for him.
The ‘Lawless’ actor – who used the social networking website to leak a string of emails concerning his departure from the Broadway production ‘Orphans’ – enjoys micro-blogging as it gives him a chance to be “social” in an “anti-social” way but admits his impulsive nature means he sometimes posts things he later regrets.
He said: “It’s good for certain things, and then it’s bad for other things. I’m impulsive, and I’m quiet passionate, and that’s a bad mix.
“That causes some trouble, but I do like posting poems about my beard just for s**ts and giggles. That’s fun for me, but I’m also not trying to have conversations every moment of every day and telling you where I’m at all the time.
“You know I just went through some heavy tumultuousness. It was kind of nice to share poetry with people.
“Honestly, I swear to God, it takes some of the sting off of the circumstance, if that makes any sense. Sometimes it’s nice to be social, and for an anti-social person, only child, it’s kind of nice. You can also have distance whenever you want it.”
The 26-year-old actor also dismissed the belief he is an “angry little elf”, insisting the image is just because he doesn’t like having his photograph taken.
He told MTV News: “I also find that I’m mean-faced McGee in paparazzi pictures. I feel like I’m so angry when I get approached by click, click, click because I am. I’m not like that in my life, and I feel like there’s a misconception of me being this angry little elf. I’m not, I’m really not. That’s part of me. That’s a facet of my character.”