Actor Shia LaBeouf has slammed legendary filmmaker Steven Spielberg as he felt the reality of working with the “Transformers” director was much different than he had imagined.
“You get there (on set), and you realise you’re not meeting the Spielberg you dream of,” LaBeouf told variety.com.
“You’re meeting a different Spielberg, who is in a different stage in his career. He’s less a director than he is a f*****g company,” he added.
LeBeouf went on to slam Spielberg for what he described as disregard for artistic integrity, saying his experiences on Spielberg’s sets felt mechanical and contrived.
“Spielberg’s sets are very different. Everything has been so meticulously planned. You got to get this line out in 37 seconds. You do that for five years, you start to feel like not knowing what you’re doing for a living,” he said.
LaBeouf and Spielberg have worked together in films like “Disturbia”, “Transformers” and “Eagle Eye”.
“I don’t like the movies that I made with Spielberg,” he said. “The only movie that I liked that we made together was ‘Transformers’,” he said.