Hell, he can say whatever he wants. He's finished out a trilogy! What does he care?
When Transformers 3 premieres this summer, one very pretty face is going to be missing that was adored in the first two films: Megan Fox. We all know the story - Foxy took issue with Michael Bay's, shall we say, "directing style." She opened her mouth about it and BOOM, she was replaced.
No one knows the story better than those who were on the inside of the action when it happened, and no one was closer to Michael and Megan than fellow star, Shia LaBeouf. In a recent interview, Shia opened his mouth as well about Michael's directing, but we don't think enough to get him canned…maybe. Of the feud between Foxy and Bay, Shia said:
"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. 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.'"
Moral of the story: Do what the director tells you, when he tells you or BYE!
Fair? No. Hollywood? Yes. But honestly, we don't think Foxy loses much sleep over this anymore. It's over. It's done. And, she's got like 100 other movies lined up. She's totally fine.
But, hmm. Wonder how Michael feels about Shia saying he lacks "tact"? What will be his non-tactful response to that???
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