Alan Cumming on Shia LaBeouf

Alan Cumming Opens Up About Shia LaBeouf’s ‘Cabaret’ Arrest [Video]

Now that Shia LaBeouf has opened up about his Cabaret arrest, the star of the Broadway show, Alan Cumming, is giving another perspective to the whole event.

LaBeouf’s arrest, which happened over the summer, was said to be a very drunken experience for the actor, as he relayed the whole experience in his interview with Interview magazine.

In initial reports it was said that Shia tried to engage in conversation with the audience members, was disruptive, and at one point slapped Alan Cumming’s backside as the actor made his way into the audience, which happens numerous times during the show. Shia comically described the scene to Jimmy Kimmel, calling Cumming sexy, even though it might as well have been Allen Iverson, the NBA player, up on the stage.

So what did Alan Cumming, the broadway actor think of Shia’s Cabaret antics? The actor was pretty civil, as he told Conan during his segment.

“I think he was really messed up. He was just wasted and he was wasted from the second he walked into the thing. There was an atmosphere — when I went down to go onstage and start the show, everyone was freaking out, because there was, you know, someone who seemed to be a crazy person shouting and stuff.”

Cumming continued, cutting Shia some slack for his public inebriation.

“We’ve all done things where we’ve been out of it, and messed up. Not everyone has to deal with it in on such a worldwide scale. I thought he made a very good recovery. And he did say that the reason he did it is that I was the sexiest man he’d ever seen, so…”

As The Inquisitr reported, LaBeouf has been gearing up to promote his film Fury, which also stars Brad Pitt. To do that he’s gone on a press tour to clear up his summer of troubles. Earlier in the month he told Ellen DeGeneres that the experience was eye opening.

“I went through like an existential crisis. Which turned into some explorations. I had some hiccups, some judgment errors. Jail was quite scary … I was there for, it felt like forever, I think 24 hours 25 hours … I really went all the way with it, they put a Hannibal mask on me and a led jacket. It was very scary.”

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