Michael Bay to Megan Fox: “I’m sorry that I’m making you show up on time”


Yesterday, we had some quotes from Michael Bay, who seemed to have given an off-the-cuff remark that it wasn’t HIS call to fire Megan Fox from the Transformers franchise. In Michael’s words, “The Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, ‘Fire her right now.’” Which means that no matter what you think of Michael Bay (he’s a d-bag), Megan Fox is WAY worse, and she made a powerful enemy in Steven Spielberg. Anyway, GQ has answered one of the questions I had about Bay’s comments – Bay didn’t say this randomly, just to some British tabloid. It was pulled from an article/interview Bay did with GQ called “Blow-Up: An Oral History of the Most Explosive Director of All Time”. Sidenote: It’s one my peeves now, this “oral history” thing. First, I don’t think you should call something an “oral history” if it’s for a written article. Secondly, “oral history” is just being overused at this point. Instead of just saying “interview” everything is an “oral history” these days. AND GET OFF MY LAWN.

Anyway, GQ sent us an excerpt from their “oral history” of Michael Bay, and it seems like they’ve devoted a section to the Megan Fox Problem. You can read the full excerpt here at GQ, but here are the parts that interested me:

Before filming began on Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, controversy struck. In an interview with the British magazine Wonderland, star Megan Fox said Bay “wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for.”

Ehren Kruger (screenwriter, Transformers series): She was there for rehearsals. But she seemed like an actress who didn’t want to be a part of it. She was saying she wanted to, but she wasn’t acting like it.

Michael Bay: She was in a different world, on her BlackBerry. You gotta stay focused. And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, “Fire her right now.”

Shia LaBeouf: Criticism is one thing. Then there’s public name-calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can’t do. She started sh-t-talking our captain.

Bay: 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. [Editors note: Fox declined to comment for this article.]

Ian Bryce (producer, Transformers series): On the plus side of the column, Rosie has done an enormously wonderful job for being a newcomer.

Bay: Listen, I mean, Rosie came in and she would say hello to the crew. She would acknowledge the crew. She’d say thank you.

Julie White (actor, Transformers series): I texted [Megan] and was like, “Come back, Lassie!” Because I think she’s magic. She is the My Little Pony of Transformers.

[From GQ]

Megan Fox = the My Little Pony of Transformers? OMG, don’t give Michael Bay any more ideas! Next thing you know, he’ll be blowing up CGI My Little Ponies voiced by Megan Fox and Frances McDormand.

Bay really digs the knife in, doesn’t he? I’ve felt for a while now – after one of you lovely commenters pointed it out – that Megan and Michael’s public bickering is more like a foreplay fight than an actual battle royale. Michael and Megan like to pick at each other publicly, but there’s a difference in their approaches. Michael came from a point of view of “I’m the boss, she’s the young, inexperienced actress that I handpicked, and she’s just some dumb brat in the end.” Megan’s point of view was “I’m a huge movie star and I can do whatever I want and people just have to take it because I’m too important.”

It sounds like Bay is happy with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, though. Because she actually acknowledges the crew, is general polite and pleasant, and doesn’t act like a spoiled brat? Sure. But I think there’s part of Bay (don’t ask which part) that’s still interested in needling Fox.





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  1. the original bellaluna says:

    They both need a crash course in “appropriate work place behaviour” and “how to keep one’s mouth shut to maintain professionalism.”

    And this INTERVIEW does nothing to make me think he’s less of a prick.

    Kaiser – LOL @ “get off my lawn!”

  2. Anna says:

    It’s still just a war between a terrible actress and a terrible director. The only interesting part is Spielberg.
    PS–her old face pre-michael-jackson-surgery was so much more beautiful than the fake face she has now.

  3. flan says:

    They all suck.

    Shia ‘@sslicker’ LaBeouf included.

  4. RocketMerry says:

    I think Bay wanted Fox to be a silly, cute, sugary, infinitely supportive and grateful, doe-eyed, real-life blow-up doll.
    She probably never realized she’s not that good an actress, therefore reacting all diva-like whilst she could have handled her sexist director better and more tactfully (and she clearly has insecurity issues she has to work on).
    Anywho, I don’t have simpathy for Bay, at all. Misoginist pig.

  5. neelyo says:

    First of all, why is anyone still talking about this story?

    Secondly, the whole thing is starting to feel like a mob hit, like Spielberg and Bay won’t be happy until she’s completely destroyed. She may have said some stupid things but this is too much. You fired her, the end. The movie going public has moved on, right?

  6. Flan says:

    @RocketMerry, totally agree with you.

    And that Shia also has zero respect from me after he whined that she shouldn’t complain about the way the director addressed her.

    That Bay clearly wants to be worshipped and starts crying when people don’t. He’s still not over the fact that Megan didn’t. Women-hating pig indeed.

  7. You don't say says:

    It would be a great deal more interesting if this involved an actress with the stature of Meryl Streep and a high class director like David Fincher. But with these two, she best known for her body and the other for his explosions, sorry, not much there. More publicity for the upcoming movie and not much else.

  8. kazoo says:

    @anna and @you don’t say, agreed. i hate bay as a director, and MF is just a trailer chick who got lucky. the only semi-interesting part of this story is the potential spielberg effect on MF’s career.

  9. Ruby Red Lips says:

    I think Megan believed her own hype…hey girl you were in ‘Transformers’! Hardly acting ability of the century!

    Agreed about the foreplay…maybe they should just do the dirty once and then hopefully they’ll both shut-up!

  10. Jilly Bean says:

    she is a huge movie star? sounds like delusions of grandeur to me….

  11. Boo says:

    Bay needs to STFU already. We got that she was difficult when you fired her…why bring it all up again? Scrambling to stay relevant at someone weaker’s expense? A$$hole. I’d be pi$$ed if I were Spielberg, since Bay has now involved him, too.

  12. Isa says:

    ITA with # 5 Neelyo.

    Hollywood is mostly made of powerful men and when you rub them the wrong way, they finish you off. This is just kicking someone when they are already down.

  13. Bill Hicks is God says:

    I’m guessing LeBoeuf was coming up for air from licking Bay’s taint when he bleated that?

  14. Flan says:

    @Isa, I think you made a good point there. It’s disgusting how all his minions (Shia and co.) and now even Spielberg coming to chime in.

    They all can’t stand it that a woman did not play by their rules.

    When I first heard about it, I (stupidly) believed she was being the difficult one, but the more they harp on her, the clearer it becomes what was really going on.

  15. S says:

    102% on Megan’s side for this one. I’m really liking her nowadays. Bay & his minions all make my skin all crawl.

  16. hmmhmm says:

    His head is ridiculously long. Stand corrected, he does have the tyra/naomi forehead.

  17. tapioca says:

    “They all can’t stand it that a woman did not play by their rules.”

    Ah, but did you read the open letter from a number of the Transformers crew about how hard to work with and obnoxious Megan was and how she managed to make an enemy of nearly everyone working on the movie with her behaviour? There’s a difference between being a strong, independent woman and being an unprofessional ingrate and Michael Bay has every right to try and destroy the monster he created.

  18. Nat says:

    The world has really gone crazy! Look how they try to promote the new film – by bad-mouthing Fox. I don’t really care whose fault it is – the director’s or his actress but come on!
    I’d be quite depressed if I was Rossie and the only thing I was hearing about would be “news” about my predecessor. And the other thing is – Fox quit or was thrown out ages ago!

    I really hate that nowadays films are promoted on gossip, drama and not on what they represent.

  19. Annaloo says:

    You know something… anytime I see any female come under crazy fire in the media (ESP when the criticizers are all men), I know there’s another side to hear.

    I’m not a huge fan of Megan Fox, but Michael Bay is KNOWN to be a Hollywood D-bag, and Shia Lebouf doesn’t know how to keep a professional silence about coworkers.

    Megan has worked with Diablo Cody, who sang high praises for her, and she’s stayed in a long term relationship with someone she did not drop after her fame hit.I think that’s something to be paid attention to for her own personal values.

    If she called Michael Bay a jerk, she would not have been the first. I’m not saying she is 100% right in this case, but looking at Bay’s reputation, can’t say he’s justified either. They had to get a Victoria’s Secret model who “knows how to arc her body, shut up and look pretty for the cameras.”

    For women today, we deserve so much better than that image that gets cemented in every 14-19 year old, testosterone-filled boy that goes to see Bay’s films.

    I know there’s a new Transformers coming out, but with the controversy surrounding Fox’s departure, these guys have proven that they are not gentlemen and do not have tact either.

    • Virginia says:

      They had to look for a pretty woman who knows how ‘to arc her body, shut up and look pretty for the cameras’.

      I heard that Megan thought it was a strong female role and was disappointed that she just had to look pretty for the cameras. That’s why she hated it and wasn’t interested in her job on the Transformers set. I agree with you: women deserve more than an image of a sex object. Why did she sign on to this project if the role she had been given wasn’t what she expected? She could have turned it down.

  20. Flan says:

    @tapioca, you mean from Bay’s minions?

    He gave sexist comments when he directed her, and then Shia said she shouldn’t even complain about that.

    Even if she reacted like a total snob to that, the fact is that he did wrong too and still can’t get over the fact she didn’t accept it.

  21. Shay says:

    In other words, she offended Spielberg (he’s Jewish) and she also offended Labeouf (he’s Jewish).
    She isn’t the female equivalent of Mel Gibson, but it seems to me that if Hollywood alpha males (like Spielberg and Bay) don’t have total control of females, then the females are treated accordingly.
    So what if she said what she said. Many people make comments like that, but it doesn’t make them anti-Jewish or whatever.

    I’m no fan of Fox, or the Transformers franchise, but I think that this fuss is over the top.

  22. Kaiser says:

    Ugh, spare me the Megan Fox: Feminist Hero BS. Michael Bay is a d-bag, of course, but Megan was grossly unprofessional, and she’s severely stupid. This was not some master plan by a disgruntled feminist. This was a young woman acting like a spoiled, unprofessional brat, and she’s lucky to still have a career after all of the people she alienated.

    • Virginia says:

      ‘She is lucky to stll have a career after all the people she alienated’.
      It seems that her luck has run out.
      How long will she have a career in Hollywood after all her post-Transformers movies miserably failed at the box office? You won’t last in Hollywood if you don’t make big bucks for the studios.

  23. Annaloo says:

    Diablo Cody on women: “We really, really are tough on each other.”


  24. Enny says:

    Megan Fox is a total twat, but come on – she isn’t even IN this movie. Is she really the only marketing strategy they could come up with?

  25. garvels says:

    Agree with neelyo and annaloo-These jerks, spielberg included,will seem to do anything to promote their lame movie. How old was Fox when she started transformers?Was it 19 yrs.? She was new to Hollywood with no formal education and quite naive as to the ways of the Hollywood kingmakers.This incident happened over a year ago and these weak old men are rehashing the story to promote their trash. All I can say is the film must really SUCK!

  26. Shay says:

    Enny, I think they must be desperate. If they’re (Spielberg and Bay) relying on this supposed controversy to get bums on theatre seats, then the movie must be absolute rubbish – if that’s possible. I’m amazed they made a third film in this car crash (no pun intended) of a film.

    I’m also betting that Spielberg would be pissed at being mentioned by Bay.

  27. rtms says:

    I find it interesting that in order to drum up business for the movie, all the PR is about Megan and not the movie or the new stars! You know the movie is in trouble when they have to resort to this level of scum scrapping. Note also that Megan has not responded to any of this baiting which ended over a year ago. Bay and company are desperate I think, the previews have been bad etc so they need controversy and Fox is the target. I hope she stays quite and lets people see what misogynistic idiots these guys are.

  28. constance says:

    co-sign Kaiser.

    She isn’t worth future investments in the film industry. period. Bay and Shia may be cut from the same bag of dicks, but they aren’t the only ones to complain about her. She can deflect the scars on her reputation, but in the end, they are right. If you can’t play the game with your bosses, act like a civil and polite human being, and get your job done as best as you can- F- off.

  29. Colombianita says:

    LOL! I’m glad this guys taught ungrateful brat of Megan Fox a lesson. This “actors” get paid way to much money for not even acting a whole scene together. In movies, they can film 1 word at a time and the editors will make it look like she had the whole scene but this chick cannot act at all and she should be grateful – like Betty White said- be grateful of the opportunity given. Heck, Megan Fox should be grateful that she was picked out of nowhere and made a millionaire within a couple of years.

    • Virginia says:

      I agree with you. As I said she ruined her chances of having a career in Hollywood with her lack of professionalism on the Transformers set. I am not a fan of Michael Bay but I don’t think he is the bullying boss her fans and supporters made him out to be. He had every reason to be hard on her because she wasn’t showing interest in her job. He said she was in her own world, on her Blackberry instead of concentrating on her job. He had the right to demand his actors do their jobs and not play with a mobile phone while working on a film set. Using a mobile phone on a set when you are supposed to stay focused doesn’t look good. That’s not professional. I can understand why Bay wasn’t happy with her. That’s why she got a reputation of an actress being difficult to work with and no director will hire her in any big film project. She is getting small parts in low budget movies now because she can’t get anything else, not even a supporting role.

  30. tapioca says:

    “you mean from Bay’s minions?”

    They were employees on the film, yes. However, if you go to IMDB and check out her profile you’ll see that she’s done almost zero since, which is what happens when actors who gain a reputation of being difficult to work with become box office poison. When Jessicas Alba & Biel are getting more roles than you it may be time to re-evaluate your attitude!

  31. books6000 says:

    Nat, Annaloo, Neeyle

    I agree with you guys. I didn’t care about this story in the least. however, in the last month I’ve read 8 articles about M. Fox and M. Bay. Whats really going on? I am not really a Fox fan.. I will say she hasn’t said anything lately about this issue. So, why is everyone talking about her? The movie must really suck because every time someone talks about the movie they bring up Fox. They really are trying to destroy this woman! Has nothing to do with attitude or bad acting and everything to do with that a woman told them what she felt.

    • Virginia says:

      Nobody has tried to destroy her career. She was dropped from the Transformers franchise because of her attitude, lack of interest in her job and professionalism on the set. She gave everybody a bad impression of her. What happened to her was her own doing. I agree with Tapioca. It may be time she re-evaluated her attitude.

  32. Eve says:


    Megan Fox is a total twat, but come on – she isn’t even IN this movie. Is she really the only marketing strategy they could come up with?

    Exactly. As much as I think Fox was ungrateful, dumb and lacked hindsight, Bay has been behaving like a true bully. A 46 years old bully.

    Sorry Kaiser, I agree with you that she’s not a feminist hero but Bay is the worst one. They fired her and, as far as I know, she hasn’t talked about him ever since.

    They’re promoting the movie at her expense.

    P.S.: Spielberg is not the biggest example of fairness in Hollywood either. He used actor Crispin Glover’s outtakes from the first Back to the Future and hired a double (that wore heavy make-up to make him look like Glover in the sequel.

  33. sara says:

    @constance: Exactly.

  34. Faye says:

    I think everyone involved should let it go. It’s over and done with, she’s been replaced by someone else and people are still going to go see the movie. Not me, but people. So Michael Bay found another pretty young thing to play the role who’s actually nice. Congratulations Michael Bay! Now seriously, just let it go.

  35. iheartlasagne says:

    They’re all a bunch of assholes, but I find it extremely difficult to be sympathetic to Fox. She seems like such a vapid bitch, sorry. I hate the way women treat each other but I don’t think Megan Fox is really a victim of hatefullness or catiness. I personally hope she disappears into obscurity.

  36. N/A says:

    wow Bay is a master at blowing sh!t up on and off the set! hahaha. This movie is going to suck @ss

  37. LOVE ANGELINA says:

    IDK if Megan needs to do anything. We haven’t heard from Megan since the Golden Globes. I have have a pretty good idea on why they are bringing up Megan though and its unnecessary. I do appreciate that she hasn’t said a word though.

  38. Crystalline says:

    It doesn’t say much for this film that their way of promoting is by bringing back old controversies. Also, pretty low of Bay to be acting like this in public. He needs to put on his big girl panties and stop whining about Fox, especially when he already came out the winner in that mess.

  39. jocular says:

    Aargh cynical marketing ploy on Bay’s part. Get people talking about Megan – obvious next step is comparison to Rosie – next step, lets check out the new girl in the new film – translates to more ticket sales, he hopes. Unfortunately many people won’t recognise they are being manipulated because the original mudslinging & firing was of interest and now Speilberg’s in the mix – the story has legs. The big shame is that Megan probably didn’t see this coming.

  40. Lala11_7 says:

    Spielberg would have to cut me a check from his personal checking account to watch what he did to my beloved 80’s staple cartoon…

    That being said…

    I am not a Megan Fox fan…however, I’ve enjoyed her when I saw her in Jennifer’s Body and that Hex crap…whatever that “it” factor that an actress has…she’s got “it”…

    But this p.r. slant that’s being taken regarding this movie is BAFFLING!!! Yea, she messed up…she was fired…shouldn’t THAT be the end of it…

    The only thing this is doing is making me give a REAL HARD SIDE EYE to Spielberg…not a good look AT ALL

  41. Blue says:

    Too bad Megan doesn’t get paid for all this. She has been gone from the movie forever, but they’re still picking at her. Just move on. She’s gone, you have your new “actress” get over it. Losers.

  42. Mia says:

    @Kaiser Co-signed!

    I don’t like any of these people, but I respect Spielberg for not putting up with Fox’s trivialization of Hilter’s actions. I thought her words were inappropriate and unprofessional and I still do.

  43. gg says:

    Vapid dumbell.

  44. jover says:

    Agree with everyone esp. Kaiser, constance, columbianata, etc. why does hollywood insist on attempting to turn trailer park naifs and kindgarten playground floozies into the next sophia loren, liz taylor, it ain’t goin to happen; and what does it say about hollywood in general that here is supposedly an actress that can’t even act. Has everyone lost their marbles in that place?

  45. serena says:

    He needs Megan, because Rosie is so much worse (even if she is polite and adjusted girl).
    Hard to say but reading this I’m actually pitying Megan.

  46. Eleonor says:

    Let me resume Bay fired Megan Fox in 2010; then he worked with a blonde version of Megan,and the third Transformers kind of sucked; now he is working on Transformers with blonde Megan and he is still talking of Megan 1.0. Is this the publicity stunt?

  47. Eve says:

    I couldn’t finish my comment # 32:

    Glover’s archive footage was used without his consent. To this day, he’s the only actor who ever sued Spielberg and won.

    From IMDb:

    Glover and the producers did not come to a financial agreement for him to reprise the role of George McFly in Back to the Future Part II (1989). The producers brought the character back to life by splicing together archived footage and new scenes (using an actor in prosthetic makeup). Glover, who hadn’t given permission for his likeness to be used, sued the film’s producer, Steven Spielberg, and won. The case prompted the Screen Actors Guild to devise new regulations about the use of actors’ images.

  48. Hanh says:

    I agree. Megan Fox may be a vapid twit, but she hasn’t spoken about this since she’s been fired and everyone else (esp Bay) cannot for the life of it STFU. That tells me that it was obvious Bay has it in for her and is a big bully. All she said was that he liked to be like Hitler (dictator) and everyone blows up like crazy. She says alot of stupid things. Just fire her and be done with it. And yet Bay keeps coming back. I think he realizes he screwed up with Rosie and is trying to keep the transformers fans from roasting him alive.

  49. Lia says:

    Megan Fox has been described as shy…maybe, just maybe she wasn’t mean to crew she just didn’t know how to talk to them and it was misinterpreted as rudeness. I am dealing with that at work…I got hired and then I clammed up. The people that have warmed up to me and have made me feel comfortable by not making me feel weird are the ones I can talk to more or less but the ones that I feel uneasy about or awkward around who are harder to read just make me feel even more guarded. I can’t talk to them as easily or without awkwardness and now they treat as though I was the biggest nerd or a snob.

    As work gets more stressful it just gets harder…they are resentful because my job is entry level but my work load is lighter and there’s is heavier and we’re in a tough season. I volunteer to do more and try to help but when it’s slow for me they hate it.

    NOw that it’s been X months I am becoming resentful and am thinking of quitting and they are much more hateful so while I haven’t said anything about leaving I feel pushed in that direction.

    Anyhow, I can totally see Megan who is shy probably the only women in the CAST (not crew) and pretty (whatever you might think about her looks…I know I can’t make up mind about her looks…but still, we’ll say pretty) probably felt awkward and then more shy and ultimately bitter.

    But it must have been a tense work environment to begin with! It’s isn’t even fair to compare her to other starlets who are bubbly California girls with their non stop chatter a la Blake Lively.

    Now everyone sees her as arrogant. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was crying after work at home every night and putting on a brave face only to be bitchy at junket and interviews. But she’s the target and she is the only one to mess up? I don’t think so.

    I commented on the other thread too if you want to see what I have to say about “Spielberg firing her.”

  50. Rebecks says:

    Megan was fairly young when the movies were filmed, cant we cut her some slack or chalk it up to emotional immaturity? I agree that Bay and the issue in general reeks of overkill and classic Hollywood sexism. I regret some choices I made at 20-23, thank god I don’t have to continue paying for those mistakes publicly for the next few years.
    Also agreed that Megan may just be shy or introverted, this is always misinterpreted with pretty girls as snobby behavior. Additionally I really think Shaia has squandered his abilities by sticking with this franchise…..

  51. Turtle Dove says:

    I’m LOVING how the women on this thread ‘get it’. This is how Bay and other Hollywood men treat women.

    How DARE a female stand up to the great and powerful Michael Bay.

    How dare she speak her mind.

    We’ll show her…… and how.

    Two years later he’s still at it and got a chorus of extras to chime in too. Bay has been hearing how craptastic everyone thinks Rosie is based on the trailers and he’s deflecting by blaming MEGAN!!! How the f*ck can Megan Fox be responsible for a poor performance on Transformers 3 and Rosie’s performance when she’s not involved in the film? She can’t.

    Bay is being a total a**hole and he needs to get over himself asap. We all know that little Michael has struggled because of his daddy issues, but that’s no excuse to pick on women.

    What a douche.

  52. Turtle Dove says:

    Kaiser, I don’t think that Megan is the feminist hero, but this bully-boy b*llshit has got to stop. Some men cannot handle when a woman has an opinion and expresses it.

    There is no woman on this thread that hasn’t been treated like sh*t because she didn’t ‘play’ the way a little man wanted her to. The difference between Megan (and even me) and other ladies is that she expresses her opinion. And why can’t she……….????

    I agree that she was silly to do it an interview, and she was immature in her Hitler analogy, but this continued, predatory character assault needs to stop. If this is how they are treating her two years later, how did they treat her on the set. F*ck. That must have been a horrible work environment.

    If the powers that be read this…. I will NOT be seeing this movie.

  53. Kim says:

    Shia is bagging on her for publicly name calling – Funny I dont see her publicly bagging on Shia? Hypocrite much Shia?

    All these “grown” men need to stop whining and get a life. These egomaniacs cant stand it that she actually got in their face instead of bowing to them like they think they should be. Michael Bay’s ego cant handle one bigger than his thats for sure and ditto for Spielberg.

  54. Thea says:

    Isnt Shia the dude who was drunk and found on the floor at a Walgreens or some crazy crap? Doesnt he need to go to AA and STFU? Whoever said what or who did what, anyway, I think they are out to ruin Megan Fox’s career, or whats left of it. I can kiss ass for a few million dollars, then when I get home gargle, and go shopping. Its easy. Alot easier when that kind of money is involved than minimum wage.

  55. mimi says:

    Michael Bay needs to get over himself.

    He sounds like as if he is either obsessed over Megan OR he has an incredibly HUGE ego.

    The guy that should have been fired is Michael Bay.
    AT ANY decent industry a guy who exploit a job interview to gain sexual favors or tries to humiliate a female candidate that way WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED.

    The rest of the guys sound really bad and kiss a–y.

    At least Megan said what she thought.

  56. The H says:

    Maybe she sucked but he sucks more.

    End of story.

  57. Isa says:

    She was sooo pretty in pictures. 🙁

  58. Miya says:

    This smear campaign they’ve got going against her is not only pointless and petty, it’s going to backfire. The public loves an underdog. The more he bullies her, the more sympathy she’ll get–and I’m glad, because while she may be kind of dumb and immature, he’s outright nasty.

  59. Camille says:

    I can’t stand any of the people involved in this mess so I just find this whole thing hilarious.

    If Megan Fox is never in another film ever again that would make me very happy. 😀

  60. Rio says:

    Honestly, I don’t see this as a misogyny issue as it is a financial issue. Like him or not, Michael Bay’s movies make a SHITLOAD of cash and he’s been working for about 20 years now for very high-profile producers. If you’re an actor, screenwriter, caterer– whose taint are you going to lick? I’m a pretty die-hard feminist, but it sure as Hell wouldn’t be a flash-in-the pan actress over one of the biggest high-rollers in Hollywood.

  61. Rachel() says:

    Whatever. I don’t think she’s a good actress and I think she says stupid and unprofessional crap sometimes, but I like her. For some reason. I just think she’s bad at handling the spot light. She’s really pretty and would do all right in supporting roles, and romcoms.

    It’s really sad that Shia’s dissing her, since she once referred to him as her favorite person in the world. I bet it stung to have a friend publicly attack you like that.

    As for her replacement, of course she’s nice to the crew. She’s a friggin’ Victoria’s Secret model. She doesn’t belong there. All she’s getting by on are her looks(which aren’t that great) and her niceness. At least Megan had a bit of an acting background. She wasn’t great in the movies, but she was passable.

  62. Flan says:

    @Turtle Dove: you totally get what’s going on here.

    Some guys start hating it when a girl does not behave they think she should behave on the playground and beat her or call names.

    This guy is a huge bully and all the minions are the same type of people who hid behind the playground-bully.

  63. princess says:

    i will miss you megan …. xoxo♥

  64. randomness says:

    good for megan fox she didn’t stand for his sexist b.s..be a man & stfu about it already your not making gone with the wind type movie here pal relax!

  65. Charlotte says:

    I CAN’T think of Fox as a great actress, but this is ridiculous. She said some crap that got her fired, then she quit talking about it. Bay and the rest of them are so whipped over what she did, they can’t let it go. Or at least, they want to sell this shit movie so badly that they’ll talk about an ex employee who, lets face it, was the most interesting part of the whole franchise. Not saying much I know, but still, it’s telling that they’re drumming up publicity by using her name.

  66. Ashley says:

    I’m probably in the minority but I liked Megan’s character in Transformers. I did think making her dress like she was waiting for him to ask her to marry him in the second one was sexist and ridiculously stupid (I can see why Megan was not happy). But all in all I liked Sam and Mykala (sp?). It’s going to be hard for me to believe that he dumped her ass or whatever they’re writing for that VS model to take her place. It doesn’t fit in with the characters (neither did making her beg for him to tell her he loved her. Sam was already in love with her, it wouldn’t have taken him 2 years. whatever).

    I’ll probably see the next one because I do love how realistic the CGI is compared to the other crap out there but I have zero expectations. Loved the first one, didn’t care for the second (plus the battle at the end just kept dragging), will probably see the 3rd at some point just because I love popcorn flicks. And give me side eye (hey I grew up with nothing but boys), I like the mindless movies Bay creates. Sometimes you’re not looking for intellect, you just want to see sh-t blow up.

    Regrading Fox, all this crap they’ve put her through, and it’s clear with her lack of career that she’s been blacklisted, has just made me feel for her more. I think she learned her lesson but Speilberg will never let it go. He’s stuck on the Jewish thing, which would be fine to hate her, if he weren’t attacking some naive little girl who made the dumb mistake of comparing something to Hitler (what teen-to 20 something doesn’t do that these days?). It makes him look petty and he’s lost points in my book.

  67. Anonymous says:

    why are people so sesative (sticks and stones may break my bbones but words will never harm me)

  68. Genevieve says:

    Team Megan

  69. Sophie says:

    Why did she sign on to the Transformers franchise in the first place if she didn’t like the role she had been offered? Once you have signed a contract you have to do what is required of you on a film set. If you don’t show interest and don’t have the motivation to do the job you have been offered you will alienate the people you work with. Michael Bay may have been too hard on her but I think she was partly to blame if things went wrong on the Transformers set. She gained the bad reputation of an actress difficult to work with. I didn’t take the ‘ Hitler ‘ comment seriously but it was silly of her and didn’t do her any favours. Anyway it is not the first feud between an actor and a director and it won’t be the last.
    Everybody should let it go and move on.