Actor SHIA LaBEOUF is dreading the first review of INDIANA JONES AND THE
KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, because he fears critics will savage his
performance and deem him unworthy of joining the action franchise.
The 21-year-old appears alongside veteran Indiana Jones star Harrison Ford in
the forthcoming action/adventure movie, and admits he constantly felt
intimidated by the fans’ expectations of the fourth sequel in the film series.
But the Transformers star claims Ford was great at putting the rest of the
cast at ease and has even likened the 65-year-old to General George Smith
Patton, the leading U.S. Army general during World War Two.
LaBeouf tells British magazine Empire, “It was terrifying to join this
franchise. Everything you imagine it is, is exactly what it is. You don’t want
to be the addition who ruined everything. And you know there’s going to be so
much critique, that it can be quite daunting.
“But Harrison always used to say before every take, ‘Alright, let’s shoot
this piece of s**t.’ It was his way of alleviating the pressure. Another
hats-off thing about Harrison is that he’s the troop leader – he’s General
Patton; the guy leading the surge. When you’re around him, you don’t feel that
The highly-anticipated Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull
will hit cinema screens worldwide in May (08).