When model-turned-actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley locked lips with Shia LaBeouf in the upcoming “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” she wasn’t feeling her sexiest.
Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush caught up with the British Victoria’s Secret beauty – who was given the Female Star of Tomorrow award at CinemaCon 2011 in Las Vegas on Thursday – and found out if Rosie’s statuesque height was awkward while shooting the Michael Bay movie.
“Are you taller than Shia?” Billy asked.
“Yes, by quite a lot,” she explained. “I had to wear heels the whole way through filming. When it came to our kissing scene, I said, ‘Michael, please let me take my shoes off! I feel so unelegant and I feel so unfeminine.’ He said no, ‘You’re giving small men across America hope!’”
Despite their height difference, Rosie – who replaced Megan Fox in the franchise – said her co-star was phenomenal.
“It was great working with Shia, he’s such an intelligent, intelligent guy,” she continued. “He’s worked so hard on these movies. He really held my hand like a baby the whole way through.”
When Billy asked if Rosie learned anything from Megan’s very public departure from franchise, the 23-year-old said, “I’ve always have the same attitude with work. I like to go to work, I like to work really hard, I like to give everything my all. I like to try things that are new, so I’m just really thankful for this opportunity.”
Does her new “Transformers” job spell an end to Rosie’s modeling career?
“We’ll see what happens,” the British beauty told Billy with a smile. “Hopefully, I’ll get to make another movie.”
“Transformers: Dark of the Moon” hits the big screen on July 1.
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