LaBeouf and Whitley on “Transformers 3”

{mosimage}Courtesy of AP Wire, Shia LaBeouf, who reprises his role as Sam Witwicky in Transformers 3, talks of how Revenge of the Fallen "got lost" and that "the heart was gone", but TF3's script "restores a human element that got lost in the second movie."

From Kym Whitley who had Tweeted her involvement in the film sometime back, BV on Movies talked with the actress and this is what she had to say:

"I usually don't like mentioning that I am working on 'Transformers' because I was also in 'Transformers 2' and I got cut out. So I try not to get excited about working on the project until I see the final edit, because you never know what's going to happen."

Read LaBeouf's interview here, Whitley's interview here, and don't forget to voice your thoughts at our discussion thread.

LaBeouf promises better 'Transformers' next time


May 13, 3:27 PM EDT

CANNES, France (AP) — Shia LaBeouf says the second "Transformers" movie got too big for its own good – but the third one brings the heart back to the franchise.

LaBeouf, who starts work on the next "Transformers" sequel Tuesday, said the third installment will be the best one yet. The new script restores a human element that got lost in the second movie, LaBeouf said.

"When I saw the second movie, I wasn't impressed with what we did," LaBeouf said in an interview Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival, where his finance drama "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is premiering. "There were some really wild stunts in it, but the heart was gone."

"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" was a runaway commercial success but was drubbed by critics.

Michael Bay returns for the third time as director of the science-fiction franchise, which centers on dueling races of giant robots that bring their war to Earth. The next movie will have what the last one lacked – a sense of human consequences, LaBeouf said.

On the second movie, "we got lost. We tried to get bigger. It's what happens to sequels. It's like, how do you top the first one? You've got to go bigger," LaBeouf said. "Mike went so big that it became too big, and I think you lost the anchor of the movie. … You lost a bit of the relationships. Unless you have those relationships, then the movie doesn't matter. Then it's just a bunch of robots fighting each other."

With "Transformers 3," the toll of the robot war will be grave for our planet, LaBeouf said.

"There's going to be a lot of death, human death. This time, they're targeting humans," LaBeouf said. "It's going to be the craziest action movie ever made, or we failed."

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Very recently, comedian and actress Kym Whitley had posted on her Twitter account that she was going to be in 'Transformer 3.'

"Working on Transformers 3 today, a little nervous…always when starting a new project. I have said the Lords prayer 12 times."

While she didn't specify what her role will be in the film, the Ohio native spoke exclusively with BV's Jawn Murray and gave some insight into her role.

"I usually don't like mentioning that I am working on 'Transformers' because I was also in 'Transformers 2' and I got cut out. So I try not to get excited about working on the project until I see the final edit, because you never know what's going to happen."


"The real excitement about working on the film just comes from working with [director] Michael Bay. He writes these parts for me and just lets me roll with it. You can't beat that. It's kind of like working with Larry David, when I did 'Curb Your Enthusiasm.' Michael Bay works fast though. He laughs a lot, too. You rarely get someone to just tell you to go ahead and do your thing. That's the beauty of working with him."

Whitley, who has numerous film credits and has done guest appearances on various TV shows, also spoke about some of her upcoming projects.

"I am producing a film called '35 and Ticking' that stars Nicole Ari Parker, Mike Epps, Tamala Jones, Kevin Hart, Jill Marie Jones and Keith Robinson. It's a feel-good film about four friends that grew up together and how one of them wants to be married with children. Sometimes you are looking for love, but don't realize that the love of your life was your friend all along."

"I am currently co-hosting 'The Brian McKnight Show' each weekend on the CW Network and just did some work on 'The Boondocks' as well."

'Transformer 3,' which is scheduled for release on July 1, 2011, has a cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Kevin Dunn, Julie White, Frances McDormand, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, and Patrick Dempsey.

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