Real reason behind Fox firing revealed
Did Megan Fox jump or was she pushed? With 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' about to be unleashed, the latest reports suggest executive producer Steven Spielberg fired the actress from the franchise following comments about director Michael Bay.
At the time, Fox had said it was her choice to leave the blockbuster series, but now Bay has revealed a different story to The Daily Mail: “You know the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, fire her right now.”
The 'Hitler thing' dates back to an interview the actress gave last year to Wonderland magazine, where Fox compared Bay to Hitler.
Spielberg, it seems, took the most offence at the comment. Following the removal of Fox, British model-turned-actress Rosie Huntingdon-Whitley was cast opposite LaBeouf in the new film.
Crew members were quick to defend the director, with an open letter on his website stating: “'Michael found this shy, inexperienced girl, plucked her out of total obscurity thus giving her the biggest shot of any young actresses' life.
“'He told everyone around to just trust him on his choice. He granted her the starring role in Transformers, a franchise that forever changed her life; she became one of the most googled and oogled women on earth.
“'She was famous! She was the next Angelina Jolie, hooray! Wait a minute, two of us worked with Angelina – second thought – she's no Angelina. You see, Angelina is a professional. We know this quite intimately because we've had the tedious experience of working with the dumb-as-a-rock Megan Fox on both Transformers movies.”
Bay himself remained relatively quiet on the subject matter himself, but other on set again spoke out to defend him. Shia LaBeouf told GQ magazine: “She started s*** talking our captain. Which you can't do.”
‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’ is released on 29 June.