Shia LaBeouf has revealed that the supposed onset scuffle with Tom Hardy 'was all love'.
LaBeouf and Hardy play brothers in John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era drama Lawless - which is released next week.
And the actor admits that there was plenty of teasing on the set between the cast but a real bond between the actors.
Speaking to MTV News the actor said: "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,"
The movie is a big screen adaptation of the novel The Wettest County In The World and sees Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Jessica Chastain also on the cast list.
Lawless is the first time that we will have seen LaBeouf on the big screen since Transformers: Dark of the Moon - which was a monster smash last year.
But he has already completed work on The Company You Keep and The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman.
Lawless is released 7th September.