For a long time there has been a story floating around that, during an altercation while filming 2012 picture Lawless, Shia LaBeouf ended up knocking out Tom Hardy.
The myth began after Hardy was injured during the filming and, after a profile on LaBeouf published via Esquire detailed: “On Lawless, he drank moonshine by the gallon, carved a message from his character into the door of Mia Wasikowska,” the speculation continued to grow.
With no further details from the on-set incident coming out, Shia LaBeouf finally spilled the beans while appearing on Complex’s Hot Ones this week. “Yeah, it’s a bunch of bullshit,” he told presenter Sean Evans when he brought up the topic in the episode.
“We used to wrestle all the time. He was a big fucking person, especially then, he was getting ready for Bane,” LaBeouf added.
Detailing further, he explained: “My girlfriend at the time was over at my house, we were on this balcony. We saw him and his trainer coming back from the gym. We used to fuck with each other all the time but it just so happened that, this one week, my girlfriend was in town and he runs into the room.
“The girl I was with at the time was terrified. She covered up and she ran into the kitchen and he picked me up and I didn’t have nothing on so now I’m naked on his shoulder. We’re in the hallway, we’re wrestling around… We wound up inching over to the stairs and he fell down the stairs. He wound up hurting his back, so for the rest of the shoot he said I knocked him out, but that wasn’t the case.”
You can watch the full clip, below.