Shia LaBeouf and I have some history. That’s because back when he was promoting “Surf’s Up” in Hawaii, I surprised him with an “Indiana Jones” question on a red carpet and his reaction was priceless. Here’s the interview. Since then, he’s always remembered me and been extremely friendly. He’s never acted like the movie star he is.
So when I walked into the interview room to speak with him about “Transformers Revenge of the Fallen” as a reporter for our partners at Omelete, I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would he remember me? Would he tell his publicists to escort me out? Or would he be the same Shia that is willing to talk about anything.
Thankfully, it was the Shia that I’ve always encountered and he greeted me like a friend. Before the cameras rolled we talked briefly about his hand (he said it’s doing well) and caught up a bit. I then told him I had a few surprises to ask him and he said he not only expected them, but was ready for whatever I could ask.
What he didn’t know is…I’m friends with someone he grew up with, and the first two questions came from our mutual friend Bo Barrett. Once again I surprised Shia and his reaction is great. Same with his answers.
So after the jump watch Shia talk about his childhood, Michael Bay, traveling the world to promote the movie, and “Y: The Last Man”.