Shia LaBeouf Talks ‘Transformers’ and College

Shia LaBeouf may be in talks to play a young stockbroker in the sequel to the 1987 classic Wall Street, but in the sequel to Transformers, he plays a regular college student. 

In Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, the talented actor is back as Sam Witwicky, the normal kid who just so happened to save the world from the evil Decepticons in the first film. In a new interview with Talon Marks, the iced tea lover reveals some juice on the movie, which will be released in theaters on June 24. 

  • On why this flick will top the first: ”It’s bigger, better, faster and stronger. There is definitely more speed, more explosions, more stunts and more humor. The Decepticons are amazingly fast and the storyline itself is mind-blowing. Not to mention the cast is spectacular.”
  • On the shoot’s physical effect on his body: “Well, I had to perform a lot of my stunts with my broken hand, among other injuries, so yeah, it was definitely more physically demanding…It’s fun for me because I feel like a badass doing my own stunts. But at the same time, I have to make sure I don’t kill myself because there is a lot of money riding on me finishing the movie. The physical exertion this movie required was much more demanding than the first.”
  • On relating to his character: “Yes, I definitely do. I actually was all set to go to college. I had all my little colorful erasers and those pop-up pencils and stuff, when I got a phone call from this guy named Steven Spielberg asking me to make a movie. I’m not completely insane, you know? I wasn’t going to tell him, ‘No, Steven, I can’t be in the movie because I have to go to school.’ Of course I said yes. I haven’t gotten my head wrapped around this whole college thing, so in a way I feel kind of lame whenever I talk to someone who is going to college. I feel like they are superior because unlike me, they are excelling in their education and bettering themselves. I think that’s kind of how I can relate to Sam because we both want to continue our education but something is always getting in the way.”
Yeah, something getting in the way. Like making millions of dollars and being one of the biggest actors in the game?
Let us know in the comments: How excited are you to see Shia reprise his role in Transformers 2