For his latest (and probably last) “Transformers” movie, Shia LaBeouf has graduated from college, trying to land a job in a rough economy, and most importantly, has himself a spanking new girlfriend in Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Now that’s what I call growing up!
In an interview with the LATimes’ Hero Complex, LaBeouf talks a bit about the movie, his new relationship, but also takes the time to spread a little smack in the direction of Megan Fox, who played LaBeouf’s girlfriend on the franchise for the last two movies before being unceremoniously dumped from the series and replaced with Whiteley.
Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for [LaBeouf assumes a gentle voice] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’
See, girls? Female empowerment can get you fired from hit movie franchises.
Anyways, onto the movie. About where his character, Sam is as “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” opens:
Sam’s sort of frustrated. He has no purpose in life. When he was with the Autobots, he had purpose. He was needed. But he’s got this very supportive girl [Huntington-Whitley’s Carly Miller] who’s having him go to these job interviews and trying to nurture him, get him back on his feet. It’s a different female energy than he experienced with Mikaela, who was a very cold biker chick. This woman’s more of a maternal, loving type. Sam wants a domestic, eggs-in-the-morning kind of a thing.
The robots attack June 29th.
Hey, at least Megan Fox won’t have to worry about being stomped by the alien menace, right? Now let’s see you arch that back, Megan. Arch, I say!