Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Shia LaBeouf is looking pretty lethargic on the new GQ cover. But maybe we should cut him some slack. After all, the 21-year-old actor does tell the mag that when it came to prepping for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, he "never worked so hard for anything in my life. I did four months of sword fighting and bike training. And I spent insane amounts of time on the switchblade." Not to mention the relentless razzing from his buddies when it comes to his personal life, like the time a rumor began circulating that he was dating Rihanna. "My friends were like, 'Are you serious, bro? Why didn't you tell me about that?' I was like, 'I really don't know her like that.' For weeks they were singing that "Umbrella" song everywhere I walked. And those are my people!"
You know, I really like Shia LaBeouf. He has done a great job of picking the right film roles at the right time and seems well on his way to more success with Indiana Jones. I hope he continues to keep his level head on straight as his fame grows because power and influence has a funny way of spoiling good people and turning them into doucebags. He strikes me as a really good kid ... I'd love to see him stay that way. [Source]