Shia LaBeouf Talks Michael Bay, Megan Fox & Transformers 2 Action

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:26 pm,

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Last fall Shia LaBeouf answered a few questions about how he felt about Transformers 2: Revenge of The Fallen. He spoke candidly about how director Michael Bay is doing this time around, about his beautiful co-star Megan Fox and what kind of action we can expect from the Transformers sequel.

On the subject of Michael Bay and how his direction style has “grown” since the first Transformers Shia said:

Mike has been better this time, he’s more comfortable and he’s doing different stuff,…It’s wild to watch Mike grow up and to acknowledge it.

He went on to say:

Every filmmaker, every movie out, something changes. You either gain something or you lose something, and I think this time Mike has gained a lot. I also think working with Steven (Spielberg) is really transforming Mike. His preparation is very different on this one than it was on the first one.

LaBeouf has plenty of experience when it comes to working with Spielberg and the influence the famed director brings to the table. Shia has been guided, mentored even, by Spielberg during most of his major motion picture life – on the sets of Disturbia, Eagle Eye and most recently Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

When discussing FHM’s Sexiest Woman of 2008, a.k.a. Megan Fox, and Michael Bay’s supposed request for the actress to gain ten pounds before the shooting of Transformers 2, LaBeouf defended Fox by saying:

Megan Fox is gorgeous, still,…and no, I didn’t think she was too skinny when she came back to do this. Megan has never looked bad. There’s always something that Michael says, but he’s been good.

On a side note, in a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight, Megan Fox had this to say about her status as a sex symbol:

I think it’s wonderful. I didn’t decide I’m gonna be an actress cause I wanna be respected for how I play chess.

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Amen, Ms. Fox, Amen!

And before I forget, here’s what our boy Sam Witwicky had to say about the action scenes in Transformers 2:

It’s bigger, faster and stronger than what we did the first time. We’re blowing everything up. I was just at Holloman Air Force Base, where we blew up an entire town!

It’s funny listening to a young man soon to be 23, who even by Hollywood standards is still “wet behind the ears”, talk about how a talented older director, who has an established reputation in Hollywood, has “grown.” Maybe what LaBeouf is referring to is Bay’s penchant for yelling on set. Could it be that he has started mellowing out as experience comes with age?

No one knows for sure because it’s all really just opinion, but one thing is for sure: Love him or hate him, there is no denying that Bay knows how to put action on a screen and asses in theater seats.

There is much more to read from the interview with Shia LaBeouf. You can do so over at Cineplex.

Do you think LaBeouf is right and Michael Bay has grown under the tutelage of Steven Spielberg? Will that “growth” result in a better Transformers movie than the first?

Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
explodes onto screens June 24, 2009.

Source: Cineplex & Yahoo News

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  1. I agree with Shia. And he is somewhat echoing what Michael told us during filming, which if you can believe it or not — he said that he didn’t really know what he could do with the action in the first Transformers, and that for the sequel, he really figured out how to render these amazing visuals in a way he didn’t imagine the first time around. He was insulting his own work on the first movie! And while I can’t share his opinion that he somehow didn’t know what he was doing in the first movie, i do share his opinion that he completely topped himself on Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

  2. Well, even a 23-year old “wet behind ears” actor can observe when a director is changing their methodology a bit. I’m sure he’s seeing things every day that we have no idea about, and he’s got a previous working experience to be able to use as comparison. So I don’t think it’s too “funny.”

    What I DO think is “funny” is how Megan Fox keeps sounding like that one beautiful girl from my high school who knew she was prettier than everybody else and wasn’t afraid to flaunt it.

  3. Good, hopefully it’s much improved.

  4. @boborci

    Glad to hear that about the action sequences as that was one of my big beefs with the first film.


  5. I just hope Megan Fox’s lack of acting skills catch up with her fast enough to where she is still a viable porn option. :)

  6. Sounds good. I think that Megan should have gained 10 pounds though. Thick curvy bodies are far better than walking sticks.

  7. Paul I totally agree what you said, I’m defending Michael Bay here but the man has made hits.
    Bad Boys, The Rock, Armageddon, Transformers, Bad Boys 2, now Transformers 2. No matter what you think about them, they still made money and were blockbusters!

    Now I can understand if Bay was a 23 year old hotshot director and this guy was the older of the two, then he has the right to speak about ‘Mike’ that way. Or maybe Shia thinks that he can get away with stuff since he has Steven’s backing?

  8. @INK…

    LMFAO!! She’d only do girl/girl, though. :P

  9. It’s nice to see Megan Fox is aware of what makes her famous..I hope she’s smarter than she looks or INK’s career option will be her only industry viabiltiy..

    Shia is a douche bag!!

    Can’t wait to see this movie…

  10. greenknight333,

    I agree Shia is a duchebag, the should be in jail for drunk driving.

  11. megan fox is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.

  12. I think when Megan gets tatts, it’s no good, and when she likes girls, is her opinion. When you look like that how’d you like males? Or be a famous male OR female. Thinking about it, putting yourself in their shoes, it would be extreamly hard for real time long lasting relationships and friendships, maybe even family. Think really hard how it would be. I mean when you pick your nose and everyone knows about it, it’s bull. I adore her, the ink is very pretty on her skin, the tatts she has are still very lovely just like her. Wether or not she gets them kinda for a “little f**k you” to the people that say she shouldn’t is well, realistic and it happens, and it’s not good. Shes a person, and I hope someday, all actors well be happy and find a steady relaxation for life someday and the fame fade out even though it shall be addicting. Best reguards-

  13. Oh, and she looks like my ex gf and has the same last name, pretty crazy but is very cool. Relationships suck when your 19, I hear when your 35 it’s alright, but I don’t want no dried up personality, it’s not fun, and their brains are fried.. I think.. hahaa when your a female because years of PMS’ing would do that. “PMS’ing KILLS relationships for guys.” Thats why rather Obama than any crazy mood swinging ladie is better, even if meadopose, they still have more to proove than males, and always extreamly un-saticfied on how they look and are judge-aholics tward females and judge their own boyfriends, and if they had kids or family, even judge them too. It’s pretty sick females outlook on life if they go crazy like what Ive experianced. Scary….. time waisting too. Again- Best reguards.

    PS. The TF2 movie was great

  14. Also.. porn.. it’s a waist on a female and all males.

  15. Megan Fox was so hot in TF2

  16. Megan Fox has 2 boyfriends that r both actors

  17. if i were shia i just couldnt control myself i just couldnt

  18. I think Shia played it pretty well, acting like he’s still the old Steven everybody likes and laughs at. He probably thought about if Megan used to watch the show and tried to be the “funny guy” so that to have something going. From my experience I always see girls like her getting hit on by basically every guy out there and Shia took a pathway to not be that person but an actual friend. I’ve tried this method and it doesn’t lead anywhere, only to friendship specially with girls like Fox. So, I give Shia respect for playing this card. He got to kiss her I mean what more do you want. LMAO I’ll take a pretend relationship in a movie with her any day.

    Also, I totally agree that she should’ve gained 10 pounds because in the movie her looks were just stunning. I mean the first clip of her, my heart skipped many beats. Michael Bay and his men did a perfect job to try to make her not an impossibly hot girl but an alien.

  19. If I can add one more thing. Althrough the movie I did not see a scratch on her face, and all I saw was that jacket she wore in Egypt. A jacket in the desert of Egypt. Let me repeat that a jacket in the desert of Egypt. wtf??? ITS HOT WHEN YOU’RE NAKED LMAO, let alone a jacket. It was then that I thought the movie got weak because of it. But like what Megan said “It’s not about acting,” I ignored it.

    The comparison between her and Jolie, I gotta agree with Fox, is BS. Jolie is beyond Megan in acting in movies and real life. Megan has a long tongue while Angelina has 1/3 of her paycheck going to Africa or something. Oh and who has Brad Pitt? Exactly, I believe Megan Fox is capable of getting any man but not staying in a relationship together.

  20. This has to be the best movie i have ever seen in my whole entire life, after the ending i hope there will be a transformers # 3.

  21. I hope there will be a 3 transformers movie because that is one of the best movies I have ever seen.

  22. That is one of the most best movies I have ever seen, I really hope that there will be a transformers movie # 3 .

  23. that movie was action packed and funny as hell!!!…….better be a 3rd!!! ;)

  24. Agree !

  25. Yo man-

    Megan Fox is the HOTTEST!!!!

    -S Shaw


  27. this movie was the best i have ever seen i do hope theres a 3rd movie and by the way megan fox was hot!!!!!

  28. OMG Megan fox is my hero and it was the best movie ever

  29. Transformers could and or should be about 10 movies long, Considering the Aray of characters and the mere interest of the fans,

    How they finished the newest movie, the whole ‘this isn’t over’ says there shal be more.
    cant wait!