Megan Fox: Girl Power Gone Awry?

Shia LaBeouf says Megan Fox was dropped from the Transformers franchise because she couldn't handle director Michael Bay's demands to be sexy.

Megan Fox

When Megan Fox left the Transformers movie franchise, the industry was shocked -- actors don't just walk away from a cash cow like that. Rumors flew that she quit and that she was fired -- she and Transformers director Michael Bay never got their stories straight on that one -- but the truth has never been known.

Until now. Transformers costar and reliable mouth-runner Shia LaBeouf says Megan just didn't want to be sexy anymore, and resented Bay's brusque attitude towards her sensitivities on the issue.

"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 the Los Angeles Times.

"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.'"

Kind of weird, considering she just got paid a boatload of cash to pose suggestively in her underwear for an Armani ad campaign, but the crux of what LaBeouf is saying is that Michael Bay is kind of a jerk. Frankly that's what Fox has been saying all along -- in 2009 she was quoted as comparing the director to Hitler.

We won't be seeing Fox on the big screen again until the 2012 release of Friends with Kids. Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley took her place in Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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Comments on "Shia LaBeouf says Megan Fox couldn't handle being sexy"

kianda December 20, 2011 | 11:23 AM

shooo shiala megan fox is hot as hell. she can be y and she doesnt have to be y all the time. she is a great actress and shiala and his director lost a very great actress.

james julian June 04, 2011 | 1:19 AM

wow thats really sad people are so shallow and insensitive to a young womans right and wish to be as comfortable at work as she might possibly be able to get. if she turned doown all that money , and she hasnt been enrolled, as of yet, to the looney hospital, then why do you suppose she did that? duh. cus the boss is a perv, or makes her feel like hes a perv. point.. a smart man, director, knowing shes a bit on the shy and nervous side might be a little bit kind, helpful, thoughtful( not to mention intelligent,) to someone like Megan fox. after all the transformer movies have been mega hits with huge paydays, alot of that success due to megans participation in them,thus his stupidity and of course his own ego thinking hes the sole reason they are a hit, cost him how much money...not to mention , now we dont get to see her in the next one. thanks alot dip bay. what a selfish and mean ass hollywood type ass you must be. Megan ... you are so very beautiful. your also so it seems with great class and good morales. well done girl.

Chris June 03, 2011 | 3:13 PM

Megan just has to BE THERE to be y. She'd be y in a burka.

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