A lot of actors like to say that working on a particular film was a dream come true. But for [movieperson id=”333331″]Megan Fox[/movieperson] and [movieperson id=”313344″]Shia LaBeouf[/movieperson], a unique combination of personal touches, lifelong hopes and tongue-in-cheek moments made this week’s [movie id=”369059″]”Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”[/movie] exactly that.
“I’ll say one word: songs,” LaBeouf grinned when we caught up with him recently. He was making reference to Stan Bush’s “The Touch,” a classic ’80s song featured prominently in 1986’s “Transformers: The Movie” — which the actor successfully lobbied director Michael Bay to bring back for the sequel. “Seriously. … There’s a remix, and it’s in the movie. Who would have thought that? I’ve been fighting for that since forever!
“It’s one of my favorite songs of all time,” the star said of the super-cheesy ’80s ballad, singing the chorus: “You got the touch/ You got the power.”
For Megan Fox, her fantasies similarly came true on the set, as she watched her co-star continue to evolve from a “Holes” teen star to an “Indiana Jones” action hero. “Have you seen Shia LaBeouf’s body? Have you seen him take his shirt off?” she marveled. “That man, he has a body like a teenager in the throws of puberty, who is also like a Greek god, all meshed into one. He will always be spritely — yet oddly feminine and sexy.”
Fox also got her own fantasies fulfilled, courtesy of the revelation that the robots in disguise can be boys or girls. “There’s a lot of robot-on-robot action,” she teased. “I didn’t know that robots had junk. If the fans accept it, that’s all that really matters. It doesn’t matter to me if there’s a female Transformer or not. There’s actually an argument that Bumblebee was female for a long time, before we made our [first] movie. That’s obviously not the choice we went with.”
For his part, LaBeouf doesn’t care whether the Transformers are male or female but was thrilled to learn that some of his old favorites would finally be joining the battle. “There’s Beast Wars stuff in [’Revenge’] that I’m fond of, only because that was happening just as ’Transformers’ was happening for me,” LaBeouf remembered of his love for the franchise in the early ’90s. “That was right up my alley.”
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