Shia Labeouf on Hooking Up with Megan Fox & Fighting on Set
Shia LeBeouf is on a very eventful press run this week. Over the course of three interviews, the Transformers star has come clean about hooking up with former co-star Megan Fox, detailed a blowout fight with Michael Bay over playing Feist’s music on the set of Dark of the Moon, and admitted to feeling like Cameron Crowe while directing Kid Cudi’s “Marijuana” video in Amsterdam.
On fighting with Michael Bay Over Feist’s “Brandy Alexander”: “Yeah, it’s a little feminine, but it touches me,” LaBeouf told the LA Times about listening to the track on set. “I feel something when I hear it. … But Mike doesn’t want to listen to ‘Brandy Alexander’ under the rocket with 50 military dudes around. I take him aside, I’m like, ‘Mike, this is the most important moment in the movie for me. The crux of my whole character, my whole arc. That doesn’t work for me, dude.’ … Now it’s two dudes ready to kill each other. … Spit’s flying.”
On Directing Kid Cudi’s “Marijuana” Video in Amsterdam: “While we were finishing up the effects on it, [Cudi] told me he was going to Amsterdam for the Cannabis Cup… ‘It’s as big as Spielberg,’ he told MTV. ‘It is for a 25-year-old male who has all these crazy fantasies about Amsterdam, which every male my age has, there’s that college trip you always want to take. And to do that with Cudi when he’s a judge, and I get to roll with him with my 8mm camera [like] an ‘Easy Rider’ documentarian, I felt like Cameron Crowe or something.'”
On Hooking Up With Married Co-Star Megan Fox: “Look, you’re on the set or six months, with someone who’s rooting to be attracted to you, and you’re rooting to be attracted to them,” he told Details. “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 onscreen.”
And Again, on Hooking Up With Married Co-Star Megan Fox: “I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know….It was what it was.”
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