American actor and model Scott Eastwood is popular among fans for his role in several action films, including “Suicide Squad,” “Pacific Uprising Rim,” and the 2014 war film “Fury.”
When asked, the 35-year-old star revealed that LaBeouf was upset during the film scene where Eastwood’s character was seen spitting on a tank. Here’s what ensued after and what the actors had to say.
Brad Pitt Allegedly Intervened
When asked about the encounter, Eastwood revealed that Brad Pitt, who was also a cast member in the film, intervened in the altercation between him and LaBeouf to sort it out.
Eastwood also complained about LaBeouf’s attitude and related it to how actors were treated on the set. “I never think your process as an actor should ever hinder how people are treated on set,” said Eastwood. “It should always enhance the production,” he continued.
He also explained that the work environment should not be one that subjected the actors to rude and uncouth attitudes from others, referring to LaBeouf. Pitt had previously spoken about the experience with British GQ in 2014.
Pitt Was Upset At Eastwood
Pitt revealed that he told Eastwood to refrain from spitting tobacco directly on the tank. He was also personally offended by his action and explained how he felt. “I’m starting to get pissed off, I’m starting to get hot, because this is our home, he’s disrespecting our home, you know?” he said about Eastwood.
He also insisted that Eastwood clean up the mess even with “the cameras rolling” and criticized his action. “You have to understand, we’ve been through a severe boot camp already, we’ve been through a lot in this tank. Shia saw it and felt the same he’s disrespecting our home,” he said.
“So Shia had the same reaction I did and started having some words,” he continued.
Eastwood Was Doing As Instructed
Although Pitt stepped in to break up the argument, contrary to what he thought, Eastwood was simply doing what was asked of him in the script. He explained, “When we got home at the end of the day and read the script, it said Scotty’s character is ‘chewing tobacco and spitting it on the back of the tank.’ He was just doing as instructed in the script! So we were the knobs in the end.”
From Eastwood’s perspective, he spoke to British GQ about the encounter and explained that he and Pitt were in the middle of shooting a scene, and he was “chewing tobacco,” and LaBeouf got irritated. “Shia didn’t like what I was doing, so he said I couldn’t be spitting tobacco on his tank, and he told me to clean it up.”
He explained that in reaction, he “pretty much told him to f— off,” then Pitt had to interfere to settle the issue. He also referred to LaBeouf as “a complete pain in the ass.”
Pitt Praised LaBeouf’s Acting
While LaBeouf was a pain in Eastwood’s ass, he was also a great actor, according to Pitt. He spoke to British GQ about LaBeouf, saying he was “one of the best actors” he had ever seen.
Pitt also commended his work and dedication to his career and how proud he was of him. “He’s full-on commitment, man. He’s living it like no one else, let me tell you. I’ve been fortunate to work with a lot of great actors. He’s one of the best I’ve seen.”
This was pretty obvious to fans as the talented star had several other commercially successful movie features, including “Surf’s Up” and “Dystopia” since his 1998 debut film “The Christmas Path.” He also won awards for the movie, including the MTV award for Best Kiss and Teens Choice Award for Choice Movie Breakout Male, which commended his acting skills.