(CP) Movie star Shia LaBeouf has opened up about what led him to convert to Catholicism.
The actor is gearing up for the Sept. 9 release of his latest film, “Padre Pio,” where he stars in the role of the beloved Franciscan Capuchin friar. LaBeouf will play Padre Pio, an Italian saint who lived in the 20th century, and his role will center around the saint’s young life, according to Internet Movie Database.
In a recent interview with Bishop Robert Barron of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, LaBeouf recounts his journey to Christianity following a really dark season in his life. He described his life as a “mess” and that he didn’t want to be an actor anymore because he felt “deep shame.” He said he had a “yearning not to be here anymore.”
“I had a gun on the table. I…