Megan Fox’s absence changed ‘Transformers’ vibe, says Shia LaBeouf

June 02, 2011 | 12:52 p.m.
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Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes and Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky in 2077's "Transformers." (Robert Zuckerman / DreamWorks)

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Megan Fox plays Mikaela Banes alongside Shia LaBeouf's Sam Witwicky in "Transformers." (DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures)

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Megan Fox reprises her role as Mikaela Banes in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." (Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures)

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Megan Fox reprises her role as Mikaela Banes in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." (Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures)

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Megan Fox reprises her role as Mikaela Banes in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." (Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures)

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Megan Fox reprises her role as Mikaela Banes in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." (Jaimie Trueblood/Paramount Pictures)

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Rosie Huntington-Whitley attends a Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party in 2010. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley plays Carly Miller alongside Shia LeBeouf's Sam Witwicky in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." (Robert Zuckerman/Paramount Pictures)

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Patrick Dempsey in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." (Robert Zuckerman/Paramount Pictures)

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Actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley at the CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards on March 31, 2011 in Las Vegas. (Chris Pizzello/Associated Press)

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ET.0625.Transformers.24 -- Mikaela Banes (as played by MEGAN FOX) in ÒTRANSFORMERSÓ, a DreamWorks Pictures and Paramount Pictures Presentation, in Association with Hasbro, a di Bonaventura Pictures Production, a Tom DeSanto/Don Murphy Production of a Michael Bay 2007 movie, "TRANSFORMERSÓ.

Director Michael Bay has a new toy in “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” — British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who replaces Megan Fox as the love interest for Shia LaBeouf’s human hero in the center of the warring-alien-robots franchise.

Huntington-Whiteley is equipped for Bay’s brusque shooting style in a way that Fox (who in the media likened her director’s on-set behavior to Napoleon and Hitler) was not, according to LaBeouf.

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Megan Fox reprises her role as Mikaela Banes in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." (Jaimie Trueblood / Paramount Pictures)

“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,” LaBeouf said. “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 [Fox] 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 [LaBeouf assumes a gentle voice] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.'”

Huntington-Whiteley, on the other hand, must have arched her back just right when Bay shot her in a Victoria’s Secret ad in 2009, because months after Fox’s trash-talking peaked, the director cut the actress’ character, Mikaela Banes,  from the third “Transformers” movie and replaced her with the newcomer.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who plays Carly in "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," and director Michael Bay, look at the new "Transformers Autobot Ark" spacecraft toy. The new movie debuts on July 1. (Ray Stubblebine / Reuters)

“Rosie comes with this Victoria’s Secret background, and she’s comfortable with it, so she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different,” LaBeouf said.

hcffteaser Megan Foxs absence changed Transformers vibe, says Shia LaBeoufIt’s not just the set environment that changed when Huntington-Whiteley arrived, LaBeouf said, but the relationship between his character, Sam Witwicky, and his lady. In “Dark of the Moon,”  a Cybertronian spacecraft has been discovered on the moon and the alien robots are stirring. Sam, who fought beside the good-guy Autobots in two wars with the Decepticons, has graduated from college, only to face a breakup with Mikaela and an economy with 10% unemployment.

“Sam’s sort of frustrated,” LaBeouf said. “He has no purpose in life. When he was with the Autobots, he had purpose. He was needed. But he’s got this very supportive girl [Huntington-Whitley's Carly Miller] who’s having him go to these job interviews and trying to nurture him, get him back on his feet. It’s a different female energy than he experienced with Mikaela, who was a very cold biker chick. This woman’s more of a maternal, loving type. Sam wants a domestic, eggs-in-the-morning kind of a thing.”

Domestic bliss? In a Michael Bay movie? Sounds like the end of the world.

– Rebecca Keegan

Twitter.com/@thatrebecca

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145 Responses to Megan Fox’s absence changed ‘Transformers’ vibe, says Shia LaBeouf

  1. Rafa says:

    What a shame! Megan Fox was perfect for this franchise, and the franchise was perfect for her. The moronic dialogue was simple enough that her inability to act didn't make a difference, and the action was fast enough that we didn't notice her hideous tattoos and club thumbs! But, I guess she had a desire to do more substantial work like Jennifer's Body and Jonah Hex.

    • Ugly Truth says:

      Club thumbs? That's club thumb. Singular, not plural. And why bother to notice one club thumb when there's so much of far better scenery to appreciate? Never saw Jennifer's Body or Jonah Hex though. Am I missing much?

      • Elizabeth Parks says:

        Jennifer’s Body wasn’t all that great. You aren’t missing much on that one. I haven’t seen Jonah Hex yet though. Megan Fox is only good for the Transformers’ franchise.

      • alekezam says:

        I think he pluralized it because both of her thumbs are clubbed, not just one.

        Haven't seen Jonah Hex but Jennifer's Body wasn't much of anything. All of her characters are just Meagan playing as herself with a different name. She complains and complains that "Michael Bay doesn't let her act" yet when she does get a chance to carry a movie, she fails miserably (Passion Play, Jennifer's Body, etc).

  2. Mike Sousa says:

    She's got a more manly face than both LaBeouf and Bay. The girl can break bricks with that jaw.

  3. comicscrit says:

    Props to Megan Fox for Leaving. If anything, people have more respect for her for it. "Why can't you bend like I do with my Barbies?" Seriously. It's laughable and appalling at the same time.

    • Mike says:

      Un, no, it wasn't Megan leaving, but Bay telling her that her services were no longer required. Not like she left from artistic principles. So props for Bay deciding that a newcomer actress doesn't get to talk trash about one of the most successful director/producers in Hollywood.

      • Allie says:

        Yeah okay Mike. You must worship at the altar of Michael Bay, huh? Shows how much taste you have, which in case you were wondering is none at all.

      • Joseph says:

        Yeah, I'm guessing that when she publicly compared her director to Hitler that was her not-so-subtle way of making sure she wasn't going to be forced to complete her contract for the last film.

      • Anna says:

        Were you living under a rock? Michael Bay hasn't released any good films for a while now. Transformers is a light action movie. Not much depth or interest there. Just explosions. Like 2012. :D

    • TJS says:

      I fully agree. They make Megan Fox sound like something she isn't. Atleast she was there, atleast she did what she was supposed to. As for Steven, hiring a Victorias' Secret model for Transformers?! Seriously? You know kids watch this, right? And that "Summer Time" excuse, really…is that the best you got? Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox were a Great couple in the movies. Hell, I thought they looked great as a couple in Real life, and so on.

      Movies are more than acting. They are about the people. People have been saying she killed the series? Nah, you guys just did. So what, Megan Fox has tatoos, big deal. She was there, her and Shia made the movies as great as they were. Hell, I still watch them as much as possible, and now seeing that you guys booted Megan Fox for such a lame excuse….thanks for killing a movie I would have loved to see.

      • lilly says:

        I agree – Megan Fox is the only stunningly gorgeous actress America has seen for years and Director Bay

        Wanted a Barbie Doll Brainless -She is a great little actress and happens to be naturally gorgeous – someday alongside a Leonard deCaprio she’ll truly radiate – Hollywood’s been working with ugly women so long it’s time for David O. Selznicks again! Pretty girls have flack – they are not two-bit nose jobs with highlites – Bravo. For beauties with fire! Onward Megan!

      • Elmo says:

        I know!!!!

        And i was like “really? Mikaela would really dump sam after 2 damn wars of craziness?! This new girl didn’t even kick ass! She would scream every ten minutes!”

      • Ange says:

        Uh, Lilly.. Megan Fox has had plastic surgery on her face, big time. Natural beauty? Not so much.

  4. Guest says:

    But Megan Fox is so sexy! Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is not very attractive.

    • Gabby says:

      i agree… they should of kept megan fox. its not the same without her. plus who the heck is rosie huntington whiteley. seriously noone knows her….

    • Kara says:

      I agree. They only gave Rosie the part because Rosie is a model and blonde >_> Why must men steriotype women…it sucks! I have black hair and 18 tattoos. I'm glad I'm not like the rest of the world.

    • Jessica says:

      I agree! we want MEgan fox for transformers 4!!!!!!!!11

  5. Ian says:

    Who cares about her? Just make a good damn movie and bring more combiners dammit!

  6. I'm not so familiar with the "behind-the-scenes" politicking that goes on with regard to casting and directing, so it was interesting to read LaBeouf's perspective in this particular instance. Of course, there's always more that happens than makes it to the press, but snippets like these give a different window into the "real" personalities of some actors and directors.

    With Love and Gratitude,

    Jeremiah

  7. Sophie says:

    Oh, yes, the warm nurturing Victoria's Secret model. Male fantasies never end. After having read this, my (non-existent) respect for Megan Fox just shot up.

    • NotPlainJane says:

      I'm with you. I respect Megan Fox for what she stands for after reading this.

      • Kent says:

        I agree. Megan Fox is good in my book. Michael thinks its okay to film girls like hookers, and then fire them when they stand up for themselves. The way he was shooting her in Transformers was rather unnecessary, ridiculous, and over the top.

        She has a pretty enough face that he didn't have to film UP her shorts to get the audiences attention. And Transformers 2 was weak anyways.

      • Blakeney says:

        I so agree – I had zilch respect for Fox after the "leaning over the engine while the camera pans up her body like a dirty old man" scene in T1. Did that idiot Bay forget the primary audience for these movies should be children?

        She may never be a great actress – but my respect for the person has gone up. Fox is no prude. It had to take guts to walk away from fame and money and stand up to the sleaze. And she wouldn't have made the comments she did if she wasn't willing to lose the job.

        Women will continue to be treated like caricatures so long as some women are willing to act like caricatures (*cough*, Victoria's Secret models, *cough*).

  8. Rob says:

    There's something intensely sad about this article.

  9. Cherie says:

    I have soooooooo much respect for Megan!!! I would have told Mr Bay where to shove it too!!!

    • I completely agree! I’m just curious – a director has the right to ‘describe’ an actor/actress (trailer trash mouth, etc.) yet the one acting, who is put into certain ‘uncomfortable’ circumstances is to just arch their back and shut-up?? I thought all actors were difficult at one time or another (??)….so it seems that Megan was fired from the Transformers ‘hooker corner’ by big-daddy pimp himself.

  10. G. Lawrence says:

    Does the studio guarantee you x-amount of full page ads if you print crap like this? If not, you guys simply suck.

  11. dee says:

    Good for Megan.My respect for her just went up a notch.

  12. Lucy says:

    It's a sad, sad, world when the Spice Girls are our best example of female empowerment.

    • snowy says:

      Well said Lucy! You couldn't be more right. Doesn't say much for the so-called "moral majority," (which, by the way, is NEITHER), when the Spice Girls are held up as examples of female empowerment!! Smile, Victoria! Best wishes Lucy, Snowy

  13. HumbleMe says:

    Ah, poor Megan. So un-used to pose and being considewred for a sex symbol after all her plastic curgeries.

    • Try again says:

      What? Try spell check and grammar check please

    • Triplesix says:

      Seriously? trying to be sarcastic and failed at spelling surgery…hahaha
      you are an idiot megan good before and after

      • Snowy says:

        Seriously? Do you think your (partial, rambling and non-sensical) last sentence (I use the word "sentence" loosely), makes sense to anyone except you?!?! How can you make fun of someone else's comment when your own doesn't make sense? Sheesh! Your post should read: "Seriously? (Capital "t") – Trying to be sarcastic and failed at spelling "surgery" (you forgot the quotes and question mark and/or exclamation point). Then you add an elipses – no spaces – and, again, the rest of the sentence MAKES NO SENSE WHATSOEVER! So, again, who are you to make fun of others' spelling? At least you didn't criticize their grammar and sentence structure as yours needs a lot of work.

      • Alicynx says:

        ellipsis, actually. Over-punctuation also doesn't help your cause, a single question mark followed by a single exclamation point is preferred over needless repetition. Correcting people is also rather obnoxious, just so you know. ^_^

  14. larry says:

    Ha ha Bay sounds like a perv…no wonder he started in directing Playboy videos….i feel sorry for female actresses in hollywood

  15. andrew says:

    im so glad Mgean lame fox is gone u do know her "mikaela" character was a crappy made UP character much like chloe in smallville mikaelea was a fake invention! the Character that rosie huntington whitley plays is CARLY SHE IS ACTUALLY PART OF THE TRANSFORMERS MYTHOS CARTOON WISE AND COMIC BOOK WISE IN CARTOON LORE AND COMIC BOOK MYTHOS CARLY (rosie) is the future Wife and MOTHER OF SAM "SPIKE" WITWICKY'S SON DANIEL WITWICKY IN MYTHOS SO IM GLAD CARLY IS IN SHES HES DESTINY HIS FUTURE WIFE! ive known this forever but for those who dont heres the Link! http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Carly

    • Cat says:

      Are you 5? Because you write like a 5 year old.

    • Jay says:

      dude, you need more medication, also, all characters are made up, they're fake. Giant sentient robots do not exist……………………………………………….yet

      • Angel says:

        I think what Andrew means is if you’re gonna make a movie out of a comic book story you might as well stick to the plot and characters than make up another crappy character who would end up getting killed off anyways. It’s kinda like the Harry Potter series wherein the movie is super far from the original flow of the book.

      • Jermey says:

        Your an idiot the series of harry potter didn't make up a character and has nothing to do with Megan Fox or a fake character.

      • Elmo says:

        Harry Potter is awesome. I hate Carly

    • kyle says:

      dude learn to make what your saying make at least a little bit of sense

    • rpt says:

      ummmm…they're all "made up" characters

    • Kitten says:

      Oh yeah, i’ve checked that link and that Carly looked like the girl straight from Alice in Wonderland. When i saw the Transformers trailer i was like ‘YIKES!’ she’s way to girly for this movie.

      • Sheyenne says:

        And just because a character is made up does not matter. Some people, such as myself, view them as real,living beings. They mean something to us. They’re special to us.

    • Sheyenne says:

      Look. The continuities don’t have to be the same. Mikaela is better than Carly. And people’s spelling of things don’t matter. Stop treating people like they’re not worth anything just because they’re different than you, or different from what you think they should be.

  16. Johan says:

    How did we get to a point where movies based on toys and theme parks are considered real cinema? There's a battleship movie coming out… Clue? You got it, Monopoly? Why the heck not? What's next? Connect 4: Journey to the center of a board game? It closes with a chilling, enigmatic line… "Diagonal? Pretty Sneaky Sis…" Which of course only leaves it open for sequels :-)

    • Lila says:

      I agree…battleship sounds like a very lame movie.

    • Prankman says:

      Johan, you could argue that the Toy Story films are based on toys as well.Johan, its that sort of mindset that's killing cinema. Are you going to tell me the three Toy Story movies aren't "real cinema"? And who are you to decide what does and does not count as "real cinema" anyway? Its that sort of closed-minded thinking that's squashing the creativity of the movie industry.

    • Nick Spencer says:

      Also, comic books. The fact that children's fare like COMICS and TOYS are made into multi mullion dollar franchises is just SAD.

      • Prankman says:

        The fact that people seem to disregard comics as children's media despite its evolution as an entertainment medium over the years is even more sad. Again, what makes comics toy-based media unworthy? Who are you to decide this? Lest we forget just how well The Dark Knight did and who directed it. "Not real cinema", yeah sure. I suppose you're going to tell me that video games aren't a 'worthy' entertainment medium too, then?

        If your answer is 'Yes', then clearly you haven't played a video game in twenty years. Games such as Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Shadow of the Colossus, Portal and Half-Life have better writing and atmosphere than a vast majority of films coming out these days. To put it in perspective, Stephen Merchant voiced (and stole the show, I might add) Wheatley in Portal 2. Telling me that video games are not a relevant story telling medium is telling me that the crappy CGI Yogi Bear movie is funnier than Stephen Merchant. I think it can be safely agreed that this is far from the truth.

      • Joseph says:

        No, it's not. What's sad is pseudo intellectuals like yourself trying to crap on what you don't personally like. Plenty of people enjoy these movies for what they are – an entertaining two hours. They were making movies/serials out of comic book characters as far back as the 40s, and people enjoyed them then also. If you don't like the big summer blockbusters you are free to watch any one of a number of smaller Hollywood, independent, and/or foreign films that can be found all over our great city.

      • Prankman says:

        Very well said, Joseph. You got me to look it up, and the one of the first 'comic book films' was "Adventures of Captain Marvel", made in 1941. Its worth noting that films with sound had only existed for a couple of decades at this point Any idea that comic book films are either not 'real cinema' or something that's turned up recently is absolutely absurd because the idea of putting superheroes on the big screen is barely any younger than film-making itself as we know it. Seeing Superman on the big screen back then was a huge deal to folks.

      • Sheyenne says:

        If that’s sad, then your sad. a movie is a movie. What people like is their business. So keep your thoughts to yourself if you’re going to bad mouth good movies.

    • nikolas nagy says:

      um actually there is a clue movie

  17. kevin says:

    Megan Fox has one of the worst complexions I've ever seen short of Edward James Olmos, yet she's got this "I'm the hottest thing in the world" complex. In an article I read once, she said if her boyfriend doesn't have tattoo's, she will MAKE him get one. WTF?? I won't miss her. Let's see if maybe Proactiv can do something about her face lol….

  18. Joseph L Cooke says:

    Meagan who?

  19. A Rose says:

    What he's trying to tell you is that the "Spice Girls strength, woman-empowerment sh*t" was a thinly veiled excuse for her to be a snotty little princess. All she had was show up on time, be fit and pretty, and stand where she was told. She was not breaking rocks in a prison labor camp. Acting is a job. You work, you get paid. You do good work, you get a better job and paid more, just like any other career. Everyone has had a boss they don't like, but if you want to continue working (in any industry) you don't badmouth your co-workers to every person holding a microphone in front of you. No one wants to hire a person who acts like that, man or woman, and that's why she's practically out of work now.

    • Cassie says:

      I honestly have to agree with you there but the truth is I don't exactly like the way things went down. She is entitled to her opinion and she and Michael Bay have their own way of jabbing each other lol but they're cool now. But I actually LIKE Meagan Fox for other younger things. I still LOVED seeing her in the Transformer series though reguardless of how she got along with the rest of the crew I enjoyed the movies.

    • Garry says:

      I liked Megan fine… the fact she told her boss off shows strength of character… in any other job the employer would be arrested for sexual harassment for talking as he did to her

  20. Guest says:

    Why does there need to be a love interest? As a matter of fact the less humans that are in the movie the better.

  21. Don Simpson says:

    I love how diplomatic Shia is being. Michael Bay is a scumbag who is hated by most of the people he works with. Sure he is personally rich and successful, but at what price? Ask any crew person who's ever been on one of his sets, as to what kind of human being he is. Or better yet, ask one of the hundreds of girls he has hit on over the years….Megan Fox got it right, Michael Bay is a misogynistic HITLER, and she was canned for speaking the truth. But of course America doesn't care, they only want to see robots go boom boom.

    • Kent says:

      Exactly! Shia is basically admitting that Michael Bay is a scumbag! But he felt that Megan should just pose however "Michael Bay The Perv" wanted her to pose, so they could hurry up and finish the movie.

      That easy for Shia to say until he works with a director who wants to keep film him in his underwear for three movies straight. Megan did what she had to do for the first 2 films, but it just gets creepy after awhile…i mean..shes being forced to pose like a hooker in front of the entire film crew and cast with Michael Bay screaming,"Come on!..Stick your ass out…MORE…MORE…Arch your back!..Whats the problem?!…Do you want to be in this movie or not…give me the shots I need!" Lol..like HITLER.

    • nWo75 says:

      I'm not trying to be funny or anything, but let's face it: Fox wasn't fired because she took shots at the director. In my honest opinion, she was fired for a political reason: She mentioned THAT name on a Spielberg Picture, and Spielberg obviously took exception to one of HIS employees dropping the name of the schmuck that tried to slaughter his religion.

      #imjustsayin

  22. Rover says:

    "fake invention" — this post by andrew has to be fake, right? Unless there are nerd fanboys who actually think like this…

  23. DPx says:

    I was so devastated when I heard it. Her new replacement is gorgeous but still, it wouldn't be the same. I hate it when they're reaching Transformers 3 and the actors/actress are changed. Its not the same story then.

  24. Wade_Garrett says:

    Megan fox is a moron. She should kiss Bay''s butt for making her career, nobody would even know or care who she was without the iconic shot of her bending over the engine in TF1. She needs to get over herself. Rosie is way hotter anyway and has a smokin' accent.

  25. Tocho11 says:

    Who cares. I watched the Transformers cartoon as a kid. But I'm an adult now, and I have no interest in Sci-Fi movies. I have no reason to want to escape reality for an hour and a half.

    Megan did herself a favor. She needs to lay low for a while, and brush up on her acting. And try to land a job with some character substance.

  26. brettghampton says:

    Wow, Einstein. Since all of the "facts" that you're attributing to Rebecca Keegan were in fact quotes from the mouth of Shia LaBouef, it seems like your bilious rant is quite misdirected. Perhaps you might want to take a breath and give a little thought to how you feel about women. It's apparent that there are some issues there.

  27. andy says:

    They should have kept fox and got rid of Bay, then I might have paid to see the movie.

  28. SurgiKal says:

    Shes nowhere NEAR the hottness Megan has. Dam i dont even want to watch this garbage now

  29. Guest says:

    so, reading betwen the lines…Megan refused to shag Bay but Rosie didn;t?

  30. Cat says:

    I think you're insulting Einstein by claiming his moniker. I'm also going to guess you're single. Just a hunch.

    News flash: It may be 2011, but disparity still exists between the sexes. Just because more women are graduating from college (stats please?) does not mean sexism is dead. You're proof of that. Look elsewhere in the world, buddy. OR even look at the lack of female CEOs, or politicians, or policy makers.

    Check your misogeny at the door.

    • bob says:

      If there are more men as CEOs or politicians it could be attributed to the fact that they were better suited for the job.

      • Alicynx says:

        Actually, there are almost an equal amount of women at the helm of major corporations now, because women were FINALLY able to get their foot in the door and prove that they can, in fact, run a profitable business. Men are no better suited to being CEOs over women than women are better at cooking than men. It's ridiculous that this point would even be made in this day and age – what ever-important SKILLS are inherent to men alone that make them better at running a company than women? Seriously, I'd love to know, and I think that Mary F. Sammons (runs Rite Aid), Ursula M. Burns (runs Xerox), Ellen J. Kullman (runs DuPont), and Indra K. Nooyi (runs PepsiCo) – to name a few – would like to know as well.

  31. Movie fan says:

    Some of you people are idiots. "I have respect for Megan Fox for leaving". SHE WAS FIRED! She didn't LEAVE. As far as her taking the high road, whatever. Have you seen her other movies? Give me a break. You read time and time again that Bay is a hard ass but so what. Be professional and do your job for christ sake. If it weren't for Bay no one would know who Megan Fox is. Diva! Can't act, pretty face but that's it. And to those complaining about this type of movie not being "real cinema", they aren't going for an Oscar here. They are making a movie to entertain and at that it is very well done. Get over yourselves and if you don't like this type of movie DON'T WATCH IT!

    • shelby says:

      You are now my favorite person. These people are arguing over the most ridiculous things. Its just a movie!

  32. Joseph says:

    I would love to see a picture of the people who actually take the time to post criticisms about the physical appearance of Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Man jaw? Club thumbs? It must be nice to be such a physically perfect specimen that you can pass such judgment on young women.

  33. D. Lovely says:

    Forget the love scenes, keep the robots coming, kids love action. As for Megan, "thumbs up" no one should have be humiliated for a $!!

  34. TheNinjaMax says:

    I think a more grim problem looms over us than who is playing as the masturbation-bait love interest, and the drama that it implies. Instead, why not focus on this: "How can we keep Michael Bay from making enough money to green-lit a fourth bloody movie?" Do filmmaking and the audience it draws a favor by letting this atrocity end, and not paying money to see more of the same crap next time.

    Wishful thinking, I know.

  35. YoEdo says:

    Again a movie called TRANSFORMERS thats about a stupid kid and his girl friend.

  36. Joseph says:

    Take your meds, Einstein

  37. Sara says:

    You know what this movie is gonna suck so badly without megan and when the origanal actors are changed the movie always sucks thats what i think…..thats what i know transformers is nothing without Mickalea they hada loee story kinda going on an it just cant end like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. mona g says:

    im so upset not the same with out her :(

  39. A.J. says:

    I love that Shia gave away soo much without actually giving away anything! Lotsa insight …and judging for that preview I saw of that "Victoria Secret" model ….I will definitely miss Megan, Ive always had respect for her and as much as I appreciate her for leaving Transformers it still kills me that she's not gonna be in this one! Megan is my girl!!

  40. jery says:

    Um, this is a movie about flying robot machines…..its not rocket science. Get it? We just want 2 things. Explosions and boobies. Keep your empowerment for the divorce mediator honey.

  41. Robin Lee says:

    ROSIE OHH NO, I hate she

  42. Jermey says:

    All you morons commenting on this post are retarded get a life

  43. Dennis says:

    Rosie looks like a kid playing with makeup. so much on her that she looks plastic. A manequinn, Megan Fox is unbelivably HOT, but at least looks human, not like a souless piece of plastic.

  44. cooch says:

    wow. bitter much?

  45. Zsanett says:

    this lat transformers will not be the same without megan ,i love her and she was great in movie…she is perfect the way it is:)

  46. Unhappy Fan says:

    This will not be the same this was more than an action movie we saw a boy fall in love & save the wrld 4 all that 2 change in the 3rd movie is crazy It took the whole moive for (Sam) to Say I Lov U In the 2nd movie Now There's a new girl not good NOBODY LIKes CHANGES This could turn out good or bad so far many ppl sayin they not going to see it they rather buy a copy on the street then see it in the show because of the changings So hope new chick can top miss Megan so far she don't have nothing on the looks

  47. E-bro says:

    sooo….you all aren't going to see it because MB or because MF is not in it? Really, the rhetoric is not necessary. Most of you will probably never have any dealings with these people. The point of you all being upset over he/she said is tantamount to lunacy on your part. Enjoy the movie, have a coke and a smile and enjoy life.

  48. RETURD says:

    I REALLY LIKED MEGAN FOX AND WAS PREFECT FOR THE MOVIE…THAT MADE ME LIKED TRANSFORMER OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T REALLY CARE FOR IT…

  49. me says:

    Okay for all of you morons defending megan fox why don’t you think before you speak! Got news for you, she did read the script first assuming she can read and she knew what she signed on for. If she had such a big problem with bay why did she do a sequel? Its because she has no problems acting like a slut. Look at just about every role she has. Face the truth, its all she’s got! She has no talent, she’s just a pretty face that’s all. And for those of you that want to correct my sentence structure, get a life! If that’s all you have to fire back at me its just cause you know i’m right and can’t face the truth! Megan fox is a childish snob! And oh yeah, rosie is far more beautiful and not a whiny little snob!

  50. me says:

    Oh yeah, and to all you ladies who want to praise fox for speaking up and not wanting to be objectified. You should all put a foot in your mouth! I bet you all have your Matthew McConaughey and Vin Diesel collections! Let me guess, you watch for the great acting?? Right!

  51. Amber says:

    Ok, seriously?! If I were Megan I'd compare Michael to Hitler, too! I mean come on, the guy is a perv. He needs to understand that women aren't his little sex dolls that he can make do whatever he wants to, alright? Megan Fox is a HUMAN BEING. Just because she is making an attempt to act and not just be a sex symbol that gets manipulated by the director does NOT mean that she should be fired. If anything, it would've made more sense for her to quit. Now, if this hadn't happened and she was still going to be a part of Transformers movies, then people would later be saying "Ugh, look at her. She lets the director control and manipulate her into trying to be "sexy" and slu**y instead of standing up for herself! It's women like her that give other women low self-esteem and start thinking that men should be able to make them do whatever they want. She's ruining society! It's disgusting!" But because she spoke truthfully and acted as a person with a brain, as she should, she got fired. People just want to find a poor girl that's in the spotlight to bash and criticize in order to make themselves feel better. She has done nothing wrong. Leave the poor girl alone!

  52. Jaz Borden says:

    Megan Fox actually made someone like a movie??? That defies logic right there.

  53. guest says:

    More women are graduating from college than men for a few reasons that nobody actually talks about: 1) More men went into the construction bubble instead of going off to college. 2) The back to basics teaching methods at K-12 favor girls and the 1950s approach to schooling. Less money also means less for men who have more learning disabilities, and less PE which helps boys burn off natural energy. We need real school reforms, not bs lip-service and less money each year.

  54. Aydree says:

    You all have to be kidding me. Michael Bay and Steven S. are amazing directors and producers. Michael Bay made Megan Fox who she is. And all that talk about her insecurities with being a sex doll for mike, is stupid. Tell me she isn’t a slut in Jennifer’s body?. Besides, Transformers is not for kids whoever said that. Its an 80’s show. Everyone who knows of it is grown up. Haha, thank god megan fox is out.

  55. Michelle says:

    Wellll, in opposition 2 many of these people's comments I say Megan Fox played just the right role in the 2 Transformer roles she did, she was no "cold biker chick", I mean she was a biker chick but she wasn't cold, in the second Transformers film she seemed very in love and caring with Sam. I dont like the whole idea of her being replaced with Rosie Huntington Witheley, she has a long nose. And besides Rosies H. Witheley does better in her old or current job in Victoria Secret.

  56. the man says:

    blue eyes dont do it for me. i want megan back…

  57. susan says:

    This is a ACTION movie and Megan Fox was bad ass and she fit in with the movie how is some victoria secret model who's all lovey dovey goin to make it awesome stop turning action movies into romances!!!
    Oh and by the way the director need s to grow up if hes goin to let a few words bug him because alot of people might get upset that he replaced megan fox with some model.

  58. shy says:

    man why did megan fox get fired she awsome i hate that new girl why would you take the character thats was in movie and then put a new girl in it thats some bullshit megan fox is a better actor then then the other girl i say that thay should breing her back if thay make another one

  59. Julie says:

    So agree with d "guest" above…why is it important to have a love interest in the movie and why in the world was Sam out of work and has no purpose in life? why can't they put him in a better position on the third one after all he was a hero on the first and second transformers. Even though so many of the comments is not siding Megan but i think, since she was on both why not just pretend that her character Mikaela is working or studying far away that she just couldn't be near Sam but they are still together as a couple. It just doesn't make sense that they "killed" her character! She (Megan) is very much part of the whole movie. The vibe really did change on Transformers 3, I think the story line is too predictable!

  60. Tom Metoo says:

    Mikaela Banes has been and always will be the best for this series, the new Brit is a dog compared to Banes and am waiting for her to bark, Hell another pretty bod with no actress experiance ut surely knows how to be a slut! Where Banes she clicked with sam and always had, Fire the d wad that fired banes and fire the new bytch and put Banes back! NOw with the new chick in place i wont be going to see any more transformers nor taking my kids to see the show!

  61. Kristina says:

    Yes, Michael Bay fired Megan Fox, but what you failed to mention was he CALLED HER BACK asking her to play the role still, and she said no. So, good for her. I am 100% on Megans side. Shia’s character did not get along with the ‘Carly’ girl nearly like Mikaela in the first two. Megan fit the role much better. And I hate the fact that Bay feels like he built her, when I’ve been a fan of hers long before Transformers. So she made a couple bad movies. So did Julia Roberts, Jim Carrey, and Angelina Jolie, and look at them… still big stars and still have an extremely large fan base regardless. Team Megan all the way. She’s way more classy.

  62. toni says:

    I hated the new so called girl in Transformer 3.I would have rather had no love interest. She was horrible. She didn’t fit what so ever. And she’s seriously not pretty at all. Fox fit and new how work it. Producer sounds like pervert.

  63. Sabrina says:

    fighting over a nerd movie = HILARIOUS

  64. Glen says:

    Here’s a comment for you!

    Have you ever heard…if it ain’t broke don’t fix it?

    The only reason i went to see Transformers the second time and spend $65.00 for three tickets and a popcorn, was to see Meagan Fox.

    You had perfect cast of people…why replace what worked so well and made bank???

    Meagan Fox will only go on make someone else a fortune!!!

  65. chawno says:

    I hope megan fox returns for #4 #3 was good but it missed something I think it was megan. To me it is like changing princess leia with some else,the movie just lost some thing to me. So i hope she will return in #4

  66. chawno says:

    Megan fox and sam was butter and popcorn they just go together so what ever the problem is please fix it. so the #4 can be great as 1 and 2. #3 was ok but you could tell that megan was replaced at the last second. so to me the whole show just was not right.

  67. Jaylupers says:

    Hey everyone this seems to have all gotten a bit out of hand, why don’t webstick to the facts.

    Megan signed a contract which would have specified that some risqué shots of her would be required. She accepted and proceeded to bask in all the attention that she got from men in the world. Fair play, good on her, the movies cemented her career.

    Obviously a few things happened and a few people weren’t as happy as they were, oh well it happens.

    But it is funny that after all the photo shoots and calendars and Mens magazine articles she did that she is uncomfortable showing a bit of thigh on camera. She was in magasines flashing more thigh then a las
    Vegas show girl And being paid thousand of dollars for it. She gets asked to show a bit of thigh on a movie for millios and she says no ? That isn’t right, I’m sure you will agree. After all she left the transformers franchise because she didn’t like bays method of shooting women. So she left and starred in a movie where she is a wild west prostitute ! Things aren’t adding up for Megan im afraid.

    As for Rosie good for her ! She did very well for a first time actress and a newcomer who had to impress transformers fans. She made that film her own and did a pretty good job. As for people saying she is a dumb blond did you know that most models in Europe are discovered while studying at university ? Or that they model to pay thier way for their education? I personally know a model who is a expert on psycology.

    Look at the facts closely and do your background checks before commenting. Know the subject, don’t just read stuff on the net. Because on these things it’s always just someone opinion, very rarely fact

    Best wishes to you all and happy new year

    As for Rosie I say good for her.

  68. Jessica says:

    I want MEGAN FOX to be in transformers 4! that will be a tremendous hit!

  69. Anonymous says:

    Megan Fox was outstanding actress. The franchise known as transformers is know a smelly piece of distended rectum ever since Megan Fox was fired. I highly look up to Megan Fox, and I lost a lot of respect for Michael Bay after hearing this announcement several months ago.

  70. fun maker says:

    transformers is the greatest and i looove it but if that bay guys looking,bring that fox back man.I don’t care what she said,she was standing up for herself.you wanna win awards,you wanna be the best,all you have to do is bring her back.I like whitely but megan is who WE love. over and out.

  71. Saltyone says:

    So basically Michael Bay has just as much estrogen as any woman you meet on the street? The comments that were made by Megan sounded as if they could have been taken in more ways than one. Was he just hormonal and sensitive on the day he heard the comments? Maybe he should start arching his back when giving instructions on how to. Or maybe he should have just gotten over the comments and discussed the comments with Megan. Truthfully, Megan was perfect for the role and no one can actually give Transformers that same edgy vibe that Megan did. Now any girl with a bod and big lips can land the role.

  72. Andrew says:

    Rosie is a BABE! miles hotter than Megan and with great lips! as ac/dc would say- 'WHOLE LOTTA ROSIE!!'

  73. aly says:

    This article made me sad, y?

  74. DNYC says:

    I can't believe I read the entire article. Haha. Listen, no one wants to be compared to Hitler so Bay have rights to get upset. If you are boss (along with Spielberg), you might want to fire this person too. But, is it legal? Let's ask HR. :)

    Megan is awesome in TF 1 & 2. You can doubt she can't read or act and was typecast. Then again, Leonardo Dicaprio was typed cast in Titanic. People questioned his smart and acting ability. But there is something in common here. They both drew millions on people to watch the movie. Maybe transfer is not Titanic is success caliber but you get my point. Leo turned out fine. I'm sure Megan will as well – sex symobol or mechanic nerd – is she can say the line about the engine arching her back, I think she have brains. ;)

    As for Rosie, model is great to look at and fantasize about but seriously, Transformers is About alien robots and human beings. Rosie doesn't relate to human beings in the movie trying to fight off the Deceptions along side the Autobots.

    So Bay, bring back the Fox and stop making Transformer fans feel the movie wasn't done right. You drop the stereotypical jokes and robots from Transformer 2 in the 3rd one. That was a good move. Dropping Fox. Not a good move! Suck it up Bay! You are a Man! Hell…you put Megan Fox in a position in the movie as if she about to suck someone's lollipop after they were teleported to the dessert. So cuk it up Bay and do what is good for the movie. You are professional director.

    • gisselle says:

      I agree ,Bay put Fox back and really put a a model that models in a bra and underware??? oh come on now Bay

  75. Beatrix139 says:

    Megan was right, but she's not working. Her replacement sounds as interesting as a gumdrop, but she's got a job. This sounds more like the 1950s than 2012.

  76. Juliette Hendrickson says:

    Michal Bay shouldn'tof fired Megan Fox. who cares if she wasn't focesed. She did such a great job with those two movies. Rosie Huntington Whiteley doesn't fit in transformers n shes not Shia Laboufs type Megan Fox is his type.

  77. Ebran Silva says:

    Eu amo Transformers, eu mi espiro no filme. Quando crescer quero ser escritor. Gosto muito de Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, Michael Bay, Rosie Huntigton-Whiteley, Steven Spielberg…
    AMO Transformers

  78. Guest says:

    Boy, I've heard it all now. This is The Transformers. This whole nonsense with 'Sam' who is really supposed to be Spike and his actual girlfriend Carly, a blonde(real blonde) blue eyed, scientific geek type…not some managers pet at a company. No one thinks Megan Fox is as beautiful as I do, but there was never a 'Mikaela Banes' in any of the Hasbro/Marvel incarnations of The Transformers.
    …continued on next….

  79. Guest says:

    …continued from previous…
    I want to see Autobots and Decpticons battle it out…Keep the romance BS to a minimum or leave it out completely. Spikes dad should have been Spark Plug and a mechanic that helps the Autobots.
    I liked all three movies and I thought each one got better, which is rare…very rare. I would personally like to se a reboot of the whole mess where they actually either follow the G1 cartoon series or the actual Marvel Comic Book series…preferably the G1 cartoon…all the way up to and beyond the HeadMasters. But these three movies? They are great because they have elements of the originals but I think they went way overboard with the romance horses**it. Keep T4 real bay, keep your little schmekel under control and do a reboot…. That's what TRUE, OLD School Transformers fans really watn to see. As for you so called fans…none of you seem to have the foggiest clue as to the true nature and story line of The Transformers….so sad…

  80. Kenny says:

    Omg, I have a solution, everyone calm down, Boone will ever be able to replace megan fox, but good god, was the new movie not enough for you? Megan got mouthy and bay didnt want to deal with that, goodness

  81. Secretion says:

    Transformer 3 sucks:P the new girl whom replaced Meagan Fox killed the whole thing. The new girl is set to be a model not an actress. A lot of people were so not looking forward to this movie because they changed the girl. Meagan was way better. And from what I've been reading the director or whoever was in charge sounds like a pervert:P You killed the transformer vibe the public had:P

  82. Destiny says:

    I grew up to the transformers as well, and loved all three movies, and it is sad that an arguement had taken place in regards to Megan, I love science, and it's always good to keep up with what is going on out there, I am so amazed as to what they find and I was so happy to see Transformers 3, for it's in relation to the day that I was born, the day the astronauts had set foot on the moon was the day I became.

  83. akshay says:

    she is nice and super

  84. kirito-kun12 says:

    i liked the movies for 2 reasens Mikaela Banes and the fighting but most becous Mikaela Banes where there whit out here and no scenes about breakup or stuff like that this movie changed from awsome to redicules

  85. Ann malik says:

    i honestly think what michael did was unfair coz megan was the one who made transformers more interesting so what you did was pure stupidity and imature

  86. jene says:

    I would have told him stuff.0. Megan was great for this part the moviev waa differnt with her in it. I loved this movie becsuse she waa differnt not lije the others movies. I was very disappointed. When i saw a new actress i feel she wasn’t good for the part it didn’t do her justice

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