Spielberg demanded Megan Fox be fired from Transformers

Ticking off one of Hollywood’s greatest producers is not a smart move, especially for Megan Fox‘s career.
In the recent issue of  GQ Magazine, Transformers: Dark of the Moon director Michael Bay has revealed that it was mega producer Steven Spielberg who demanded that Megan Fox be fired from the franchises third installment after she insulted him. Spielberg was apparently outraged after the screen beauty compared Michael Bay to Hitler during a press interview. The 25-year-old actress was quickly dumped from the film and replaced by British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

Fox made claims that it was her decision to leave the  third in the series of the films to pursue other opportunities. But not so, said Bay. He said: “You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now.”

Spielberg is executive producer of the film which stars Shia LaBeouf. Fox’s appearances in the first two Transformers films made her an international star and  a sex symbol. She had been originally cast in the third film but shortly before production began she gave an interview to British magazine Wonderland making disparaging remarks about Bay. In the magazine she said Bay wanted to be like Hitler on his sets. Other crew members from the film hit back on a blog comparing Fox’s acting to that of a porn star.

In the now-famous open letter posted on Michael Bay’s website, the crew members defended their director by writing a note that said: “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.”

The film’s screenwriter Ehren Kruger also told GQ that Fox didn’t seem interested when she arrived for initial rehearsals for Transformers: Dark of the Moon. He said: ‘She seemed like an actress who didn’t want to be part of it.” Added LaBeouf: “She started s*** talking our captain. Which you can’t do.”

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  1. Johnny • June 21, 2011 @ 11:26 AM

    I don’t know what actors will get it….”If they can replace James Bond, they can replace anyone.”

  2. Elijah Pierson • June 21, 2011 @ 11:35 AM

    It’s her fault for saying those things. It was smart for Bay and Spielberg to fire her. What she said was just plain stupid. She is unprofessional in every way. Sure, she was hot, but she wasn’t what made the Transformers movies what they are today. If you don’t remember, the title is called Transformers.

  3. TheTruth • June 21, 2011 @ 5:02 PM

    I don’t think Megan Fox is a great actress or even that beautiful. I didn’t read the source for the original interview with her, nor do I believe making that Hitler remark was “smart”. However, I am under the impression that what she said was probably taken out of context and not meant to make Michael Bay sound like a Hitler wanna be.

  4. Germain • June 22, 2011 @ 8:34 AM

    This is just free publicity for the new movie. This is a character that can be played by any cute young actress with minimal talent. It will not affect the quality of the movie one bit, smile, run and scream on cue, that’s it really.

  5. jeff • June 22, 2011 @ 11:18 AM

    Who will fix Bumblebee? Who will do amiless running in low cut tops? WHO??????? lol

  6. C-Dub • June 22, 2011 @ 4:00 PM

    She may be hot, but you don’t mess with ‘the Berg!’ Or even ‘The Bay’ for that matter. They are the most powerful people in Hollywood for years and she is just a baby in the Hollywood world. So, so dumb.
    She was not this franchise. Shia and the Transformers were!

  7. *eye roll* • June 24, 2011 @ 6:08 PM

    I’m sorry, but Michael Bay’s treatment of Megan Fox (her “audition” for him for the original Transformers, was making her WASH HIS FERRARI while he filmed her – at his house), I think she’s got a right to be pissy with and about him. Especially, since the footage has “gone missing.”
    The guy is a perv, and she blew off some steam about him. I don’t blame her.

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