Hitler and BlackBerrys: Michael Bay Reveals Why Megan Fox Isn't In Transformers: Dark of the Moon
With Transformers: Dark of the Moon exploding into theaters at the end of June, what better time than now for GQ to take a look back at the career of Michael Bay. The complete oral history of Bay appears in the July issue of the magazine -- fingers crossed for some serious Bad Boys 2 coverage! -- and a new online excerpt reveals exactly why Megan Fox was fired from the threequel at the start of production last May. Hint: It had something to do with those Hitler comments.
"No kidding," you say. Per GQ:
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 shit-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.]
The moral of the story? Stay off your BlackBerrys, Hollywood starlets! (Also, don't reference Hitler in the press.)
Not everyone was happy with Fox's ouster, though; co-star Julie White said she missed the embattled actress on-set. "I think she's magic. She is the My Little Pony of Transformers." Does that make Rosie Huntington-Whiteley the "My Buddy of Transformers"? Just asking.