In case you've somehow missed the enormous, looming posters around Los Angeles, there's yet another Transformers movie coming out, which is good news for those of us who enjoy a satisfying dose of Shia LaBeouf interviews. LaBeouf tempers sadder memories of his carnie clown family and his father's heroin addiction with lighter anecdotes about banging costars, including Megan Fox, with the fine Bret Easton Ellis-esque writes at Details.
“Look, you’re on the set for six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them. I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry on screen.”
And that pretty much defines what happens between every actor and costar who end up hooking up onset. But hey, no one can critique doing Megan Fox. Literally, there is nothing else that she is on earth to do, since she's a fairly detestable human being and awful actress. But she looks good. No arguing that.
He also adds that he was 'philandering around' with his Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen costar Isabel Lucas the night that he flipped his truck and messed up his hand. Lucas was with Adrian Grenier at the time.
LaBeouf rues his inability to channel his inner George Clooney and calmly deal with media scrutiny, because he's just too honest to grin and bear it. But that's because he's a loner, Dottie. A rebel. After all, it was this Leonardo-DiCaprio-as-the-angry-motorcycle-riding-rebellious-cousin-on-Growing-Pains ne'er do well attitude that launched him into fame in the first place.
After getting "kicked out of every school I ever went to" for fighting, he did what so many of us fall back on when the world just doesn't seem to have a place for us: got a starring roll on the Disney Channel's Even Stevens. "They didn't hire me because I was a good-looking dude. They hired me because I had no fear, no respect for authority, and no respect for boundaries."
That is probably the single funniest description of how someone got cast on a show where the synopsis reads "The misadventures of the Stevens family, an upper-middle class family in Sacramento, California."
LaBeouf doesn't have to worry about purporting to defend his street cred, though, because his upcoming Appalachian bootlegger film, The Wettest County In The World, which boasts a screenplay by Nick Cave and costars Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman, sounds so awesome as to be staggering.