Shia LaBeouf rather unceremoniously left the Broadway show he was supposed to do with Alec Baldwin, Orphans. Rumors emails LaBeouf tweeted suggested it was because he just didn't get along with the famously volatile 30 Rock star.
Baldwin was at the Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Awards last night with his wife Hilaria, and luckily for us, New York asked the important questions. Does the veteran actor agree with LaBeouf's pseudo-deep tweet:
the theater belongs not to the great but to the brash.acting is not for gentlemen, or bureaucratic-academics. what they do is antiart.— Shia LaBeouf (@thecampaignbook) February 21, 2013
"I don't think he's in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn't. I mean, he was never in the theater. He came into a rehearsal room for six or seven days," Baldwin said. Ok, fair. It gets better.
"Some of the greatest movie stars had really serious theater careers and still do. And many film actors, though, who are purely film actors, they’re kind of like celebrity chefs, you know what I mean? You hand them the ingredients, and they whip it up, and they cook it, and they put it on a plate, and they want a round of applause."
He went on to say that theater acting is the opposite of film acting, and for some people, it's just not their thing. "So for those people who I think it’s not their thing, I’m not really interested in their opinion of it. But thanks."