04/02/2013 06:53 am ET Updated Apr 02, 2013

Shia LaBeouf Thinks Alec Baldwin Got Him Fired From Broadway Play 'Orphans' (VIDEO)

Shia LaBeouf talked about his aborted Broadway debut with David Letterman on Monday night's edition of "The Late Show."

LaBeouf exited the show just weeks before he was set to premiere on stage in ""Orphans," after apparently having some issues with co-star Alec Baldwin.

"I’m pretty passionate and impulsive, and he’s a very passionate individual as well. And I think that impulsiveness and that passion makes for, ya know, some fireworks," LaBeouf told Letterman. LaBeouf said he and Baldwin didn't connect as "men."

During the interview, Letterman wondered if it was Baldwin who ultimately sealed LaBeouf's fate. "Alec went to the producers and said, ‘I can’t take it another day. Fire him,'" he suggested.

"I think that might’ve been what happened," LaBeouf allowed. But he doesn't seem to be holding any grudges about it: LaBeouf attended the first performance, sitting in the front row and cheering on his replacement in the production, Ben Foster. (According to LaBeouf, it was the only seat he could get.) LaBeouf also had kind words for Baldwin, saying that he thinks the actor is "awesome."

LaBeouf isn't hurting for work at the moment. His latest project, "The Company You Keep," opens in limited release this Friday.

Tune in to "Late Show with David Letterman," weeknights at 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS.



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