Shia at 'Transformers' Moscow Premiere: 'It's Vindication'


Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Patrick Dempsey, Tyrese Gibson and the rest of the cast of director Michael Bay's 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' jetted to Moscow for the world premiere of their summer blockbuster, and Shia said of the film, "It's vindication because people like it, you know?"

"Because we came out of the second one, everybody's head held low, you know, loss of pride a little bit, we all walked into this with a renewed energy and hope and faith," Shia told our own Mark Steines."You have faith going through these movies, and the fact that it turned out positive -- I've just heard some of the initial reviews are really, really strong."

Rosie shared that she was happy to reunite with the cast of her first-ever Hollywood film, saying, "We're all talking about the funny stories that happened on set, and it's great to see all the boys. They look so smart and gorgeous tonight and they're handsome." Asked if she was nervous about her big-screen debut, the Victoria's Secret model confessed with a laugh, "I'm terrified."

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' opened the Moscow International Film Festival, and Linkin Park, who has been part of every 'Transformers' soundtrack, performed for a crowd of more than 20,000 in Red Square.

In 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' Shia's Sam Witwicky and his new girlfriend Carly (Rosie) face the threat of a Transformers war when a mysterious event from Earth's past erupts into the present day. Once again, mankind must take a stand alongside the courageous Autobots against the evil Decepticons.

'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' opens nationwide in 3D and IMAX 3D on June 29, with advanced screenings in 3D beginning the night before at 9 p.m.