Shia LaBeouf, what are you thinking? In an interview with Details, he acknowledged that he and Transformers co-star Megan Fox hooked up, and even justified it despite her committed relationship with now-husband Brian Austin Green. It makes for great press and makes my job easier — but Shia, what are you thinking?
I’m just going to quote the article because it frames the quote perfectly:
Asked if he hooked up with Fox, LaBeouf nods affirmatively. “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,” he explains. “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.” When I inquire about Fox’s status at the time with her longtime boyfriend, Brian Austin Green, LaBeouf replies, “I don’t know, man. I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. . . .”—repeating the phrase exactly 12 times with various intonations, as if trying to get it just right. Finally, he says, “It was what it was.”
This profile was disappointing in some regards. Not in the writing — it went beyond puff piece and delved into details of LaBeouf’s tough childhood. This access is due in part to LaBeouf’s frank honesty, but that’s where it gets disappointing. He’s so forthright about fame, fans, and his high-profile projects that at times he comes off as an entitled shit.
I seem to have a thing going about respect today, but LaBeouf blabbing about hooking up with Fox is disrespectful to her husband. I sort of figure that actors either have open relationships and deal with on-set dalliances, or they learn about it from a source and process that embarrassment privately before the break-up becomes public. For this kid to just shoot his mouth off is a slap in the face to Green.
This isn’t the first time that LaBeouf’s muscled in on a relationship, either. The accident that mangled his hand a few years ago happened while he was, in his words, “philandering around” with Isabel Lucas, another Transformers actress. Lucas was then dating Adrian Grenier, but that didn’t matter because as LaBeouf put it, “Neither one of us, I think, were in love. Just sort of experimenting or whatever.”
There’s only one woman for Shia, and that’s Maya Rudolph: