Scott Eastwood is among the stars of the upcoming film Fury, and he had to take on a nasty habit during the film that almost got him into a fight with Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf.
In one scene, Eastwood’s character was in a tank with the other two actors and started spitting tobacco juice on the floor, which angered Pitt.
“We were driving down the road, I’m in the turret, Shia is at the other turret, and Scott is on the back, spitting juice. And I’m starting to get pissed off, I’m starting to get hot, because this is our home, he’s disrespecting our home, you know? So I said, in the scene with the cameras rolling, ‘You’re going to clean that (bleep) up,” Pitt told GQ.
What Pitt and LaBeouf didn’t realize was that Eastwood was supposed to be spitting…it even said so in the script. Luckily, no blows were thrown and the actors realized their mistake after the scene was over; Eastwood has even said since production wrapped that he looks up to Pitt, whom he called kind and humble.
“The funny thing is, 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! So we were the knobs in the end….”
Pitt also spoke in the interview about his family life; the newlywed said that he’s “slowing down” when it comes to acting in order to spend time with his kids.
“I’ve been slowing down for a while now. And slowly transitioning to other things. And, truthfully, I do want to spend more time with my kids before they’re grown up and gone…I’m actually very snobbish about directors. I have to say no all the time. ‘No’ is the most powerful word in our business. You’ve got to protect yourself… To leave home, it’s got to be worth leaving. It’s got to be worth it,” he said.
Fury premieres in theaters October 17.