Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has traded in her angel wings for transmuting machines as she makes the leap from runway to silver screen in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, opening June 29th. At a recent press junket, she explained how she now has a new appreciation for what her boyfriend, action-star Jason Statham, does for a living.
How did you feel about working with the company of actors and the director?
“I remember when I found out who the cast was for this movie, and I was intimidated - never having acted before. This being my first film, I feel extremely blessed to have gotten to work alongside, in my opinion, some of the most, if not the most talented people in the industry; and to have gotten to witness and soak up everybody’s individual talents and strengths and abilities."
While Megan Fox was playing the leading female role in this franchise, she was the sexiest woman alive in the world. Now you are playing the leading female role, and you have been coined the sexiest woman alive. Do you think it’s just a coincidence? And what does your boyfriend think about your action movie experience?
“Well, thank you very much for that compliment. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence or not, you know. This movie reaches a lot of people, I suppose, and a lot of people are waiting with bated breath to see the movie. It’s a huge compliment. It’s a very fun title to have. I don’t take it too seriously. It’s a bit of pressure now, getting ready in the morning, to feel sexy every day. And as for Jason, he’s extremely proud, and is extremely excited to see the movie. And I love his films. I love doing action. I had a blast making this movie."