The Beef Vs. Ford!
Do you remember when Shia LaBeouf talked about Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull admitting that it wasn’t really all that great and that he dropped the ball? Well, to refresh your memory here’s what he said,
I feel like I dropped the ball on the legacy that people loved and cherished. I have a relationship with Steven (Spielberg) that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I’m not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball. You get to monkey-swinging and things like that and you can blame it on the writer and you can blame it on Steven. But the actor’s job is to make it come alive and make it work, and I couldn’t do it. So that’s my fault.
In a recent interview, Harrison Ford responded to these comments by saying, “I think he was a @#$!-ing idiot”
As an actor, I think it’s my obligation to support the film without making a complete ass of myself. Shia is ambitious, attentive, and talented – and he’s learning how to deal with a situation which is very unique and difficult.
It seems like Ford is of the opinion that, even if you feel that a film you were involved with has failed, it’s best to keep it to yourself. Meanwhile, LaBeouf is taking ownership of how unfortunate he and Indy 4 was. The question is—who’s right here? Do you stick behind your work as a sign of respect, even it’s shit, or do you become vocal about it as a means to not repeat history? I’ll leave you to debate in the comment section below.