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Shia LaBeouf says he could have 'gone lighter' on Steven Spielberg

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Shia LaBeouf stopped by the SiriusXM Sway in the Morning radio show Friday morning, where he addressed — and expressed regret for — harsh comments he made about Steven Spielberg in an interview earlier this year. 

“I f— up sometimes, you know,” LaBeouf said. “I probably could’ve gone lighter on Spielberg, that was probably something I should’ve backed off of. But my feelings are real. The dude gave me a lot of opportunities, though, and that’s on me.”

The comments came via the American Honey star’s Variety cover story, in which he slammed the filmmaker as lacking artistic integrity.

“You get there, and you realize you’re not meeting the Spielberg you dream of,” he told Variety. “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—ing company.”

He also claimed to dislike every movie he’s ever made with Spielberg (save the first Transformers), and knocked the director’s sets as too “meticulously planned.”

LaBeouf and Spielberg have worked on several movies over the years, including Disturbia, Transformers, Eagle Eye, and Indiana Jones: Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Listen to the Sway clip below.

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