Tom Sturridge

Alec Baldwin Disappointed by Publicized Emails

Alec Baldwin has expressed his disappointment after private emails exchanged between himself and Shia LaBeouf were made public by the Transformers star on Wednesday, after quitting their Broadway play Orphans.

LaBeouf was due to make his New York stage debut opposite Baldwin and Tom Sturridge next month, but he bowed out of the show due to “creative differences” after apparently clashing with the veteran actor.

LaBeouf published screen shots of his email correspondence with Baldwin, director Daniel Sullivan and playwright Lyle Kessler on his Twitter.com page in a bid to explain his sudden decision to leave the production.

In one exchange, LaBeouf apologizes to Baldwin “for my part of a dis-agreeable (sic) situation”, while Sullivan’s reported response reads, “I’m too old for disagreeable situations. you’re one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. you are who you are. you two are incompatible. i should have known it. this one will haunt me. you tried to warn me. you said you were a different breed. i didn’t get it.”

Baldwin writes, “I don’t have an unkind word to say about you. You have my word,” to which LaBeouf replies, “same… good luck on the play. you’ll be great.”

The 30 Rock star has since told the New York Times that he and those involved inOrphans were “very disappointed” by LaBeouf’s decision to go public with the emails.

He says, “You expect communications to be private, because everyone wants this process to be as collegial as possible. Everyone is very sad about what’s happened.”

Meanwhile, Orphans producers have drafted in 3:10 to Yuma villain Ben Foster to replace LaBeouf as the emotionally unstable character Treat. He is due to join the cast for rehearsals on Friday – and LaBeouf is thrilled by the casting.

He tweets, “Ben Foster is a beast. He will kill it.”

The revival of Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play is still scheduled to open for previews at the Schoenfeld Theatre in New York on March 19. The production will officially launch on April 7.

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Kristen Stewart Skips Movie Premiere

Actress Kristen Stewart was noticeably absent from the red carpet at the London premiere of her new movie On The Road.

The film’s male stars Sam Riley, Tom Sturridge and Danny Morgan attended the glitzy event at the British capital’s Somerset House without their leading lady, after she decided not to fly to the U.K. to help promote the movie.

Stewart hit headlines last month when she admitted to an “indiscretion” with married director Rupert Sanders behind the back of her boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson and she has been lying low ever since.

When asked about Stewart’s absence from the premiere, her co-star Morgan said the actress was upset she wasn’t able to attend, telling website Heatworld.com, “It’s a shame. We would have all loved her to be here and it would’ve been great and I know she’s sad she can’t be here.

“She would’ve loved to be here because I know she’s so proud of this film and her performance in it and she’s amazing in it. People will be blown away by it. She’s incredible.”

Stewart will reportedly return to the spotlight when On The Road is showcased at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada next month.