Megan Fox’s ‘heartfelt apology’ & begging to Michael Bay got her the TMNT role

Megan Fox

As Kaiser reported last week, Megan Fox and Michael Bay have put aside their differences and will work on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot movie together. Naturally, this will be the same sort of mindless fare that the Transformers franchises continues to be to this very day, but Megan is apparently a big TMNT fan. Of course, the immediate question about this story is why Michael would take Megan back after she publicly declare that, as a director, he is like Hitler” and “like Napoleon“. Certainly, TMNT would be just fine without Megan because it’s going to be a terrible movie (that will still make tons of money) no matter what. Well, there’s a new story coming from Radar that says Megan basically grovelled for this role and presented Michael with a “heartfelt apology” because she wanted this job so badly. You know his ego loved it:

Megan Fox

Megan Fox won herself a role in the new Michael Bay movie by extending an olive branch to the fiery director because she feared her days as a leading lady were numbered, is exclusively reporting.

The 26-year-old Transformers beauty, who once likened Bay to Hitler in a magazine interview, will team up with the filmmaker for a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.

But that’s only after Megan, 26, swallowed her pride, picked up the phone and apologized for her criticism of him!

“It was Megan that made the first move to talk with Michael,” a source tells Radar.

“Since Transformers, she hasn’t been getting the leading lady roles she had hoped for and Megan was starting to get concerned that it was because of what she said about Michael.

“So, she swallowed her pride, picked up the phone and spoke with him to clear the air and apologize. She told him how thankful she was to have been casted by him in the first place, and that she was totally out of line to say what she said.

“In the end she realized that Michael may be a hard taskmaster, but he does it purely to get the best out of his actors on set.

“Michael said he had a role she would be perfect for and was willing to forgive and forget the incident because he’s a big fan of hers,” the source says.

As previously reported, Bay announced on his website that the stunner will join him for the remake of the popular 90s franchise.

[From Radar Online]

Well, I will say something nice here — Megan finally recognized that she acted like an unprofessional brat by badmouthing her boss to the press, and she basically did so in the first place because she thought her career would soar once she left Transformers. Obviously, that didn’t happen, but Megan was a brat, and she’s made amends. This doesn’t excuse the fact that Michael is an epic douchebag either, but I guess these two can wallow in their mutual douchiness together — although I can’t stand the idea of a woman having to beg Michael Bay for anything. Do you think he made her wash his Ferrari again?

Here are some photos of Megan with Brian Austin Green earlier this month at Carnaval in Rio de Janerio.

Megan Fox

Megan Fox

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

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  1. RocketMerry says:

    Did the heart-felt apology involve short shorts and washing a car with lots of foamy soap?

    Ugh. Why oh why Megan?! You were finally free!

    Side note: there were rumours that once this douche brought a (literally) starving actress to desperation by continuously telling her to drop a few more pounds to get in his movie, while never intending to cast her. Bastard. He should never work again.

    • Miss Kiki says:

      It’s all so so icky. It’s not even subtle, everyone knows his rep, everyone is aware that she was very publicly let go and everyone knows what he expects from his girls so we all know that this ‘phone-call’ is just a load of bull.

      The whole thing with that actress was awful, I can’t see pictures of the girl it was allegedly about without thinking about that.

  2. Angelinaballerina says:

    What has she done to her face?

    • Tiffany says:

      I know! That is all I can think of when I look at her. She should never have messed with her face. I think people would have hired a gorgeous brat, but on camera you can just really tell how much she has messed with her face. I don’t think she is pretty anymore, she looks alien. IMO, that is why she isn’t getting offers.

      She holds her mouth like she has braces when it is closed. Why would someone voluntarily do that to themselves?

    • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

      She ruined it with too much plastic surgery. That’s what she’s done.

  3. Enny says:

    If wash his ferrari is a euphemism for a beej, then yes.

  4. Faye says:

    Telling off that woman-exploiting d-bag is the only thing I respect Megan Fox for, so of course she goes back on it and grovels. You just know he loooved that (also, doesn’t “wash his Ferrari” sound like the grossest euphimism ever?). I know she probably really couldn’t get another job, but ick, Megan. Ick.

  5. marie says:

    with all the plastic surgery Bay didn’t recognize Fox anymore and gave her the job.. horrible idea for a movie, nevermind a re-make movie..

  6. sara says:

    It’s humiliating, and it shows she’s nothing without Bay. How desperate this woman is.

  7. T.Fanty says:

    I suppose this puts the whole “was Seth Macfarlane sexist?” discussion into perspective, huh?

  8. Sweet Dee says:

    You can see her chin implant scar in the second pic. Her face is so jacked.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      They don’t put chin implants in through the outside; it’s inserted through the inside of the mouth.

  9. kennedy says:

    I stand by my observation that JENNIFER’S BODY is as underrated of a movie as one can get. Although Fox wasn’t awards worthy AT ALL, and probably miscast, I think it was one of the best dark comedies (after Diablo Cody’s YOUNG ADULT of course) to come around in the past 5-10 years. Fox is not a good actress, and she should probably look into a guest spot on House of Cards of an HBO show because movies ain’t your friend, girl.

  10. CC says:

    Well, if the humiliation is only car washing, she is lucky, better that the casting couch rumors that Michael Bay is firmly attached to.

  11. kibbles says:

    It’s sad but nothing new. She is a B-list actress with limited acting range who messed up her face with a ton of plastic surgery. I don’t think she’s getting any endorsement deals. She’s desperate to salvage what is left of her career and can only work in brainless action films like Transformers and TMNT. For most actresses in Hollywood, a BJ or a “car wash” is worth it to get their big break, or in Megan’s case, revive her career and get a big paycheck.

  12. Jayna says:

    My friend got an implant because the doctor told her to when she got a nosejob. She had a small chin, but a defined chin, not receding. I never knew, but she wasn’t quite as attractive (and she is really striking with the same look as Megan, dark hair, green eyes), and when she told me about it and was removing it, then I knew why she had been looking different for a year. She took it out and her appearance was softer and prettier.

  13. Jade says:

    Could it be that having a kid made her re-assess her finances? Yea she’s a bad actress but you can’t deny she has movie star looks. The problem is where to fit her. Rom coms? Action movie? A list tv sitcom/drama ?

  14. QQ says:

    Goddamn! My face hurts looking at hers! What in the plastic doll Hell!

  15. Miss Kiki says:

    Yuck, yuck yuck. This whole thing is gross. BAG must know what his wife has done to get this part, is he ok with that? That’s the same mouth she’s kissing their new baby with. Michael Bay, making my skin crawl since 2008.

  16. Debbie says:

    Sorry but while Michael Bay is terrible and I wish he never was allowed to work again; she IMO did owe him an apology as does Shia for everything he says. You dont publicly slam you’re employer, it’s wrong.

    Everyone in the world knows what MB is but he was also the only person that would give this trick a job and it was stupid of him because she is a rude untalented diva who thought she was bigger then a multi billion dollar franchise. She can’t act so she was lucky to have a job as an actress and while I think she deserved respect as a human, she should show that to people as well (remember the crew letter).

    Sorry but both her and BAG just give me bad people vibes not to mention people with serious delusions of grandeur.

    You have to earn respect, and that is not done with staged photo ops with another woman’s child, bad acting and Maxium covers. Sorry this one is just another Leanne.

    While I hate seeing a woman debase or demean herself for a job, that’s horrible to think about, I just can’t get all poor Megan, why not take acting classes instead of plastic surgery, staged “family” photo ops and interviews about her being all religious (especially when she called middle America Christians scum for some of their beliefs). Do indie films and try to earn respect. She wants to be a star not an actress and there is a difference.

    Sorry for the rant but my feminist sense abilities aren’t offended for her, I’ve tried but I just can’t feel bad. Especially when talented actors like jlaw are harassed by the press about her weight more than having her talent acknowledged.

    • Mouse says:

      Yep, totes agree. Bay seems like a disgusting pig, but so does she. After all the public drama of getting fired for being loudmouthed and stupid, how embarrassing to have to beg for work from this man. And then go home to BAG. *shudder* Still don’t feel bad for her though.

      • Camille (TheOriginal) says:

        I don’t feel bad for her either. She’s an adult and is making her own decisions.

  17. Meanchick says:

    Damn! What is she DOING to her face?!

  18. bns says:

    This is really sad and pathetic, especially after she gave that interview saying that she didn’t care about acting or fame anymore since she became a mother. An actors gotta do what an actors gotta do, I guess.

  19. Asiyah says:

    I was starting to like her, but nope. This is stupid. One thing to apologize, another thing to grovel. Plus, he’s a raging misogynist. She may not be Miss Feminism but no way she should apologize to this bozo. All that talking about him for nothing. He “won.”

  20. j.eyre says:

    When I saw the header photo all I could think of was, “Ah, I see the Traveling Wall of Douche is in town.”

  21. bettyrose says:

    Getting cast in a franchise film that doesn’t require any acting talent on your part to be wildly successful and make you tons of money is a rare and precious thing. Though I gather she didn’t make much money from it before being booted, if played well she could have ridden that wave to a-list stardom – a la KSTEW – until her 25th birthday and retired very nicely. Now, at 26 with a baby . . . any word on what she’s getting paid for TMNT? Can she retire on it? Should she perhaps consider the dental hygienist career path?

  22. Turtle Dove says:

    “Well, I will say something nice here — Megan finally recognized that she acted like an unprofessional brat by badmouthing her boss to the press…”

    Yet, her male co-star has said that and more. Bay is a f-ing a**hole who bullies women. If a movie doesn’t do well he always blames the female. The Island, anyone.

    Bay is not a confident man. He would never be able to direct a movie with a strong female. He is not Tarantino or Ridley Scott or James Cameron.

    • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

      I can see him firing her again.

    • Debbie says:

      Not for nothing but Shia has pretty much had Hollywood turn their backs on him as well, so it did happen to both those worthless losers. Megan took advantage of the casting couch and got a job with the only person in town that will hire her.

      Michael Bay is a vile as* but the behavior of Shia and Megan in the press was inexcusable and they got exactly what they deserved.

      • Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

        He’s Satan’s Cabana Boy and they’re complicit.

      • Turtle Dove says:

        @ Debbie:

        And how many times did Shia sh*t on the hand that feeds? There’s been incident after incident and he got off free with the “boys’ club” pass. I resent that.

        “Megan took advantage of the casting couch…”

        Gossip. Rumor. Speculation. I think the way that she lives her life tells what she’s like as a person. She’s not going from guy to guy, stumbling out of bars, drugs, etc.

        The comments she gets are based on female-jealousy and the fact that a woman is asserting her voice. Kinda crappy that a lot of women toss vitriol at her for doing no more than a man would do.

      • Megan says:

        @ Turtle Dove, why is it when anyone ever tries to defend Megan from people that have valid reasons to dislike or not respect her they say that those complaints are based on jealousy.

        What is there to be jealous of? She is or was pretty, but that is it, she seems very uneducated and got her break “washing a car” with Michael Bay you know what that means.

        Also I don’t agree with how long it took them to get mad at Shia ever there are some differences between the two.
        1. He is an award winning actor
        2. Prior to being a weirdo in the Transformer stuff he could open a movie.
        3. He can act
        4. At no point did he make any remarks that could be considered anti-Semitic.

        Megan on the other hand
        1, Never won an acting award
        2. Has proven that any movie she is in outside of Transformer is a giant flop (so people don’t want to watch her)
        3. Can’t act
        4. Did make remarks that could be considered anti-semitic.

        Also the way she lives her life? The blind items and reports of her behavior on set, does not make me thing she is this upstanding person. Again crew letter.

        Yes Shia should have been turned on earlier but it happened and their are differences between the two losers.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      Some more crappy things that Shia said. Didn’t seem to hurt his career. (rolls eyes)

      2011 (?):
      “I think the audience is pretty intelligent. I think they know when you’ve made (slop). And I think if you don’t acknowledge it, then why do they trust you the next time you’re promoting a movie…We [Harrison Ford and LaBeouf] had major discussions. He wasn’t happy with it either. Look, the movie could have been updated. There was a reason it wasn’t universally accepted….We need to be able to satiate the appetite. I think we just misinterpreted what we were trying to satiate…. I’ll probably get a call. But he needs to hear this. I love him. I love Steven. I have a relationship with Steven that supersedes our business work. And believe me, I talk to him often enough to know that I’m not out of line. And I would never disrespect the man. I think he’s a genius, and he’s given me my whole life. He’s done so much great work that there’s no need for him to feel vulnerable about one film. But when you drop the ball you drop the ball.”

      “He also rips on another long-gestating sequel in which he starred, Oliver Stone’s ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’:’He’s trying to play nice. But for a movie like Wall Street that had so much bite the first time around to come out without fangs and preach a message of hope wasn’t what people were looking for,’ LaBeouf said, while praising (curiously) the storyline and performances.”

      “About two years after “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” hit theaters, Shia LaBeouf revealed that he thought the movie was terrible and blamed everything on director Steven Spielberg, who turned LaBeouf from TV actor to a major Hollywood star.

      Soon after, Harrison Ford called LaBeouf a “f*cking idiot,” adding that actors have an obligation to support their films. While we never heard any harsh comments from Spielberg, it turns out that he also had some words for LaBeouf, because the actor now regrets his negative statements.

      “He told me there’s a time to be a human being and have an opinion, and there’s a time to sell cars,” explained LaBeouf. “It brought me freedom, but it also killed my spirits because this was a dude I looked up to like a sensei.”

      He went on to say that he will never make another big-budget studio film again. “I’m done,” he said. “There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.”

      LaBeouf would rather work with smaller independent companies, stating: “They give you the money, and they trust you — [unlike the studios, which] give you the money, then get on a plane and come to the set and stick a finger up your ass and chase you around for five months.”

      Shia insults two major directors and gets a slap on the wrist. Megan gets ripped to shreds and is made to grovel for work (allegedly). Sad.

    • Turtle Dove says:

      @ Megan,

      I had a huge commenting post with links and it disappeared. 🙁

      I’ll try to rewrite it tomorrow. Without that post, my one about Shia makes zero sense.

  23. Emma says:

    I’m still trying to get over Michael Bay single handedly ruining my childhood favorites. WHY must he ruin TMNT?

  24. lisa2 says:

    Just curious. Where is her husband in all this. I mean what man wants his wife to grovel like this. Why is he now.. FU Bay. I’ll work 3 jobs to make sure Megan doesn’t have to be in your freaking movie.

    Did she blacklisted or something. I know she had the baby and was saying she didn’t care about working but was it because she was not offered work. I’m just wondering about the MAN in her life. Where is he in all this. And is he just sitting back letting her be trashed.