In addition to being loud and incredibly profitable, the Transformers movies also have raised the profiles of several of its young stars: Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox became household names after appearing in the Michael Bay-directed films. So it’s a safe bet, then, that we may be seeing a lot more of Age of Extinction's Nicola Peltz (who plays Tessa, the teenage daughter of Mark Wahlberg's hero-inventor) and Jack Reynor (who plays her older boyfriend, Shane).
Having both stars in the same room, we made the latest installment in our Speed Date series a 2-for-1 affair — firing a volley of get-to-know-you questions at the 19-year-old Peltz and the 22-year-old Reynor.
What did we learn? Nicola Peltz really loves dogs – she’s got nine of them, and one is named after the famous street artist Banksy. She used to have a pig, too. Reynor, meanwhile, really hates it when people shake his hand without making eye contact. “I cannot stand that,” he said. (Peltz’s pet peeve: bunched up socks.) He’s also a bit of cook, currently “perfecting” a recipe for orange chicken recipe; the less-culinarily-inclined Peltz sticks to the basics, like toast, cereal… “and eggs, maybe.”
Watch the video above for more fun facts about the young stars of Transformers.
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