Why Megan Fox couldn't handle 'Transformers,' as told by Shia LaBeouf
While Megan Fox and her "Transformers" director Michael Bay had plenty of words for each another before her departure from the franchise, we've never had an academic answer as to the root cause of her exit.
Shia LaBeouf has some insight, and it's a pretty blunt assessment of women in the Michael Bay universe.
"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 told Hero Complex.
"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," he continued. "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."
You all done, Shia?
"And she had a hard time accepting it."
Guess who is much more amenable to the Bay lens? His new costar, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
"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 concludes.
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Megan Fox attends a Jaguar Design event in April in New York City. Credit: Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images