Scott Eastwood Dishes On Brad Pitt Breaking Up 'Volatile' Altercation With Shia LeBeouf Over 'Chewing Tobacco' On 'Fury' Set
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Scott Eastwood opened up about getting into a "volatile" fight on the set of the World War II drama Fury with costar Shia LaBeouf that became so heated that the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star 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,” Scott told Insider on Friday, February 18, reflecting on a particularly tense day on set.
"You’ve got to put things in perspective," he continued. "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."
The altercation allegedly occurred because of Eastwood's less than appealing habit of chewing tobacco and spitting it around set — specifically around the tank, which played a key role in the film.
Pitt previously spoke about the rumored high tensions on set in a sit-down with GQ, admitting he was frustrated with the Suicide Squad alum for "disrespecting" their "home", referring to the tank.
"You have to understand, we've been through severe boot camp already, we've been through a lot in this tank," he explained. "So I said, in the scene with the cameras rolling, ‘You’re going to clean that s–t up.'" He told the outlet, noting LeBeouf had a similar reaction.
"So Shia had the same reaction I did, and started having some words," Pitt went on, noting that is when things "got out of hand" and led to the fight.
The Troy actor also admitted that himself and the Transformers star were actually at fault in the end because Eastwood's characters tobacco use wasn't rudeness at all.
"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!" he explained. "So we were the knobs in the end..."
Eastwood later told Insider he believed an actor's personal process shouldn't "ever hinder how people are treated on set."
"It should always enhance the production," he added. "Not take away and put people in a situation where it's a sh***y work environment or you're rude or people have to be in an uncomfortable situation."