The first time I saw Transformers: Dark of The Moon, I was quite surprised to see that Megan Fox hadn't returned for what is probably her best known movie role to date. Naturally I just presumed that she had been offered the part, but turned it down because she didn't want to play the character for a third time. Heck was I wrong...
Turns out, Fox DID decide not to come back, and we can see why - due to a comment she made to the 'Wonderland' magazine back in 2009. She reported that Michael Bay "was an absolute nightmare to work with" and that on the film sets he was like "Nazi leader Adolf Hitler."
Ouch, you've really got to be careful what you say Megan.
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So of course the other crew members were generally pretty angry at her remarks, and started calling her things like "ungracious" on Michael Bay's website. Luckily for Fox, Michael Bay responded with this:
"I don't condone the crew letter to Megan. And I don't condone Megan's outlandish quotes. But her crazy quips are part of her crazy charm. The fact of the matter I still love working with her, and I know we still get along. I even expect more crazy quotes from her on "Transformers 3.'"
"I wasn't hurt, because I know that's just Megan. Megan loves to get a response. And she does it in kind of the wrong way, I'm sorry, Megan. I'm sorry I made you work twelve hours. I'm sorry that I'm making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy."
Fox's co-star Shia Labeouf commented this about the situation:
"Criticism is one thing. Then there's public name-calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can't do. She started trash-talking our captain."
He had also previously implied that Fox was uncomfortable with the sexuality involved in her Transformers role.
"Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment stuff that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It's summer. It's Michael's style. And I think Megan never got comfortable with it."
"This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America, and she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We're on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There's no time for "I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.""
Megan was replaced with Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who was also portrayed in that same sexual manner. Michael Bay added "Rosie came in and she would say hello to the crew. She would acknowledge the crew. She'd say thank you." whereas Megan was "in a different world, on her BlackBerry."
So what do you think, was the Hitler comment fair, or totally outrageous?
Was Megan Fox wise to turn down the offer to act in 'Transformers 3'?
[Poll Image Credit: Paramount Pictures]