By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
Razzle dazzle: Rosie Huntington-Whitely was a vision in a flowing red dress, split to the thigh, as she posed at the New York premiere of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in Times Square tonight with co-star Shia LaBeouf
She's not exactly Oscar-winning material.
But while Rosie Huntington-Whitely may not pack much punch when it comes to delivering her lines - it's fair to say she rarely fails to dazzle when it comes to her appearance.
The Victoria's Secret model-turned-actress swept onto the red carpet for the New York premiere of Transformers 3 tonight, proving once again to be quite the consummate clothes horse.
British-born Rosie, who replaced Megan Fox in the hit franchise, was a vision in a scarlet dress, split to the thigh.
Revealing her never-ending legs, the 24-year-old - who dates fellow British star Jason Statham, looked looked effortlessly glamorous as she posed with her co-stars at the Times Square event.
Rosie plays the role of a Washington government organisation worker in Dark of the Moon, filling Fox's boots as Shia LaBeouf's new leading lady, albeit as a new character.
Never-ending legs: The Victoria's Secret model turned actress posed confidently for photos at the event ahead of the movie's release on Wednesday
Siren: Rosie replaced Megan Fox in the third movie in the franchise, although her acting abilities have not received rave reviews
However, while the camera may love her, Rosie has not received rave reviews for her acting abilities.
The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye concluded that while Fox was no great thespian herself, she could at least, 'utter lines better than Huntington-Whiteley does'.
'She's all window dressing and doesn't exactly excel at delivering her banal lines,' Baz mused, adding: 'Poor Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She may be beautiful but she can't act for toffee.'
The New York premiere took place as LaBeouf admitted in a new interview that he had an off-screen fling with Megan during the time they filmed the first two movies.
Men in grey: Co-stars Josh Duhamel and Shia both opted for grey suits, with Josh teaming his with a waistcoat
Smooth: Tyrese Gibson, who also stars in the movie, poses alongside a bright yellow Transformers car
He was sketchy on dates and refused to elaborate on when and where in the interview with Details magazine, but admitted: 'Look, you're on the set for six months, with someone who's rooting to be attracted to you, and you're rooting to be attracted to them.
'I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation,' he adds.
'But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry on screen.'
The franchise's director Michael Bay recently revealed that the Fox, 25, was replaced in the latest movie at the orders of executive producer Steven Spielberg, after she compared Bay to Hitler in a magazine interview.
Model friend: Rosie's fellow Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio and her husband Jamie Mazur came along too
Model Erin Heatherton was pretty in pink, model-turned actress Gabrielle Union and TV presenter Carrie Keagan, who opted for a form-fitting blue bandage dress
Shia, who is now dating stylist and student Karolyn Pho, also opened up about his past girlfriends, including British actress Carey Mulligan in the Details interview.
The couple, who met on the set of Wall Street 2, dated for a year before splitting last October.
'I still love her,' he says. 'I think she's a ****ing awesome person and an incredible actress.
Joining in the fun: Willow Smith and Jaden Smith, the children of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, came along to lend their support
Double act: Shia with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, attending his first public event since divorcing his third wife Lois Driggs Cannon, citing irreconcilable differences
'We're still pals. I wouldn't take any of it back, and I don't think she would either. It just ran its course.'
The actor also revealed a date he went on with Hilary Duff was 'probably the worst date either of us have ever had'.
And he says his dalliance with Transformers co-star Isabel Lucas was 'sort of disastrous'.
'Neither one of us, I think, were in love. Just sort of experimenting or whatever,' he says.
Transformers: Dark Of The Moon is released in the U.S. and the UK on Wednesday.
Fan-tastic: Shia poses for photographs with the crowds who turned out to the event
Bit of all white: Rosie plays the role of a Washington government organisation worker in Dark of the Moon
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Monday, 4 July 2011
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER