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Scott Eastwood has confirmed for the first time that he and his co-star Shia LaBeouf got into a fight so “volatile” while filming 2014’s “Fury” that Brad Pitt had to break it up.
“[LaBeouf] got mad at me and it turned into a volatile moment that Brad Pitt ultimately got in the middle of,” Clint Eastwood’s son told Insider in an interview published Friday.
“You’ve got to put things in perspective. This is make-believe, it’s fun, and at times it’s serious and you’re doing emotional work and you give people space to do that in, but everything has to have its parameters.”
Pitt, 58, previously discussed the contentious on-set environment of the World War II flick in his GQ 2014 cover story, telling the mag that there had been sparring “every day.”
The incident between LaBeouf and Eastwood, both now 35, apparently began because the latter was chewing tobacco and spitting it into the titular tank the film centers around.
Pitt said he himself started to get “pissed off” over the behavior.
“I’m starting to get hot, because this is our home, he’s disrespecting our home, you know?” the “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” star told GQ. “So I said, in the scene with the cameras rolling, ‘You’re going to clean that s–t up.’”
He said LaBeouf had the “same reaction,” which resulted in the “Transformers” star having “some words” with Eastwood, which “got out of hand.”
However, Pitt said he and LaBeouf were ultimately at fault, calling them “the knobs in the end,” because Eastwood’s tobacco — and spitting — habit was in the film’s script.
Eastwood told Insider that, in retrospect, though, an actor’s process “should never hinder how people are treated on set.”
He said, “It should always enhance the production, not take away and put people in a situation where it’s a s–ty work environment or you’re rude or people have to be in an uncomfortable situation.”
Reports of LaBoeuf’s behavior during the making of “Fury” threatened to eclipse the film: He refused to shower, had a tooth pulled for the role, and repeatedly cut his own face with a knife to give himself the character’s wounds.