Shia LaBeouf's 'brotherly love' for Tom Hardy

August 31st, 2012

Shia LaBeouf insists his fight with Tom Hardy was ''all love''.

The two actors came to blows on the set of 'Lawless' - a Prohibition-era drama in which they play Moonshine bootlegger brothers - but Shia insists there was no serious tension behind the row.

He told MTV News: ''That wasn't moonshine-related at all.

''That was straight love. There was a lot of love on that set in general. There was a lot of aggression in me and a lot of aggression on [Hardy's] side. We were playing brothers. There was a constant finger-in-the-ear [teasing] thing going on for a while.

''Oh, it was all love. I love the dude like a brother, straight up. I think the man's a genius. I think he's incredible. He's fun to work around - he was almost a mascot on the set.''

Shia also spoke of his awe at the work done by Tom and their co-star Guy Pearce on the film.

He added: ''Tom and Guy Pearce were playing these [outlandish characters]. Sometimes you would question how tangible what they were doing was and then you'd see six scenes and you'd go, 'Yes,' but it takes six [scenes].

''When I first saw Guy come to set I thought, 'Woah. What are we doing here, what is going on?' And then you see six scenes and it makes sense.''