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.''