Romano said the two had a ‘sibling rivalry’ relationship
Shia LaBeouf’s Even Stevens co-star, Christy Carlson Romano has admitted his success made her feel “salty”.
In a lengthy YouTube video entitled Why I Don’t Talk to Shia LaBeouf, Romano discusses their relationship during the filming of TV series, Even Stevens, which ran from 2000 to 2003.
She said there was “a little bit of animosity” between the two actors that hit a nadir at the Daytime Emmy Awards in 2003.
LaBeouf won the award for Outstanding Performer in a Children’s Series and Romano said: “He was on the podium. I was sitting there with the rest of our team, and he thanked like everybody at the table. But he didn’t thank me.”
She continued: “I was hurt at the time because I felt like since day one it was him and me. It was, like, our show. But because it was so life or death or him, it was his show and I was just like around because I was a girl.”
After Even Stevens finished, LaBeouf became a big Hollywood star, appearing in movies such as Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull but Romano said she never saw any of them.
“For a while, I think the ghost of who Shia was and who he became was really frustrating for me. I didn’t watch any of his movies. I couldn’t. I couldn’t bring myself to watch them.”
Romano added: “I was a bit salty. So, I kind of felt a little jilted by the whole situation. Here he is, making a big old splash in Hollywood. And here I am. I chose to go to college.”
Following Even Stevens, Romano voiced the lead in Disney Channel animated show, Kim Possible, and has appeared in a number of straight-to-DVD films.
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LaBeouf, meanwhile, is facing a lawsuit after being accused of physical and emotional abuse by his ex-girlfriend, FKA Twigs.