Shia LaBeouf is gearing up for the release of the third instalment in the Transformers series, which arrives in cinemas on June 30. Last week we were granted a 20-minute preview of Dark of the Moon, which showed us more of the exciting, epic battle scenes we’ve seen in the trailers. With new robots, a new girl (Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) and exciting 3D from the team who worked on James Cameron’s Avatar, the Michael Bay-directed film looks set to win over fans who may not have been as impressed with the second film. In an online Australian exclusive, here’s what Shia had to say about the brilliant action scenes and why it’ll be the best film of the trilogy:
On the action in the film: “The last 30 minutes of the movie is the craziest action sequence he has ever filmed in all of Michael Bay’s entire career and he would attest to that. It’s unbelievable.”
On how Rosie’s modelling career helped her in Transformers: “She owns her sexuality, which is very important for a woman in Mike’s movies. She’s very comfortable with it, which is the A plus in terms of her being a Victoria’s Secret model. She doesn’t have any shame in being able to help the director explore her body in cinema — she doesn’t mind it because she comes from that world of modelling.”
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On how they prepped for the third movie: “The difference here was that we had more direction with our game plan when we took our first steps . . . I think in the end the movie is the best movie we have made and also was the greatest journey in terms of my enjoyment of it actually on the set.”
On his relationship with Michael Bay: “I had more fun on this movie just in general . . . I think Michael has also calmed down. My relationship with him has really changed and we have such a strong friendship now, and it’s nice to have that with your director. So it was a very positive experience for me.”
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