It's fair to say that Shia LaBeouf probably isn't the most popular man with big movie executives at the moment, after all he did accuse them of sticking their "fingers in his a**" over his hit 'Transformers' movies.
Yet Shia apparently admits that he does owe them a debt of gratitude for getting his new movie 'Lawless' made.
According to the Birmingham Post the actor said: “Lawless is closer to my own sensibility but I’ve been working on things that you can’t say no to, because they’re incredible opportunities, and help to make films like this possible,
“Had Transformers not been a success then I don’t think Lawless would have happened. So every step is linked and I don’t regret any of it.”
Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in 'Lawless' (photo: Warner Bros)
Of his new movie he declares with pride: “I was the first person in,” adding: “That’s my squad – if I could work with them for the rest of my life, I would. I’d seen all of John’s work and I loved it, and I really wanted to work with him because I think he’s one of the very best.”
“He took me to Hamburger Hamlet and said let’s make Goodfellas in the woods. And I was like, ‘Word! Let’s do that’.
Well Shia, we can't wait to see what 'Transformers' allows you to do next... oh wait, we know! Appear in a film where he'll actually have to have sex for real.
PHOTOS: Shia LaBeouf attends a screening of 'Lawless'