Did Megan Fox's 'Spice Girl strength' cost her 'Transformers 3'?
June 3rd, 2011
12:21 PM ET

Did Megan Fox's 'Spice Girl strength' cost her 'Transformers 3'?

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who replaced Megan Fox on the set of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," is bringing with her a whole new vibe, "Transformers" star Shia LaBeouf tells the Los Angeles Times.

"Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael [Bay, the director], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women," LaBeouf tells the Times.

"And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it," he adds. "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."

Fox also once compared Bay to Hitler, and LaBeouf admits he can be a bit gruff.

"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," he says. "There's no time for [in a gentle voice] 'I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.'"

According to LaBeouf, Huntington-Whiteley seems to be more at ease with Bay's direction.

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

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  4. wisdominsilence

    She chose not to be in a sequel to an incredibly racist, lousy film with a director best known for 'How Many Explosions and Stereotypes Can I Pack Into A Film?' and people call her stupid? Actually I think it's called 'choosing well for yourself'. As for this other girl, the new star in the movie? She looks like a barbie botox reject. Glad she's okay with being the lascivious two-dimensional eye candy. Fox chose well.

    June 17, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Old Soldier

    Act, schmct! The young woman doesn't have to act any more than the kid star. She's a knockout despite the tattoos, filthy mouth, and lack of self control. She chum Ed her mealticket .... but likely will get more parts until her looks fade away. But for now, anyone who says she isn't fine is dumber than the kid star. At least he toned down the negative comments after insulting his boss! And no, I'm not gay, a teenybopper, or female. My wife, kids, and grandiose would say the same. Every time I mention Ms Fox, my daughter gets grossed out. But it's true.... She's what a lot of us thought about when stationed in some nasty place. We didn't think about how well an actress acted ... We thought about how they looked. No one whistles and hoots at a movie screen because of good acting!

    June 17, 2011 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DarkJourneyTheMovie

    Megan Fox's career is safe. Her global online fanbase is too huge for her to NOT get more highly-paid work, regardless of her departure from Transformers.

    June 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  7. aaron

    When you're at work, you keep your mouth shut if you want to eat. I'm an atheist and I have to listen to people talk about god all day long at the machine shop. But I also need to eat. So i keep quiet. She should have kept quiet or found another line of work.

    June 15, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. AC

    1. Fox should take it as a compliment that she isn't in Transformers 3. Bay is a talentless hack, and l LaBeouf is not any better (I credit him with making the fourth Indiana Jones the weakest).
    2. Bay is a talentless hack.
    3. Bay is a talentless hack.

    June 10, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • GG

      Repeating something multiple times does not make it true. It actually makes you & your opinions look retarded.

      June 21, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. phearis

    nooooooo....... I think it had more to with her inability to act. Which says a lot, since this is a Michael Bay film.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
  10. yeswab

    Megan Fox: MUCH too much of a "Nice House, Nobody Home" effect to be really attractive. I for one see nothing behind those eyes.

    June 8, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  11. Woot

    I would arch Megan Fox's back more than 70 degrees if you know what i mean.

    June 8, 2011 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jim Dandey

    What cost her? The fact that she couldn't act her way out of a paper bag if she used a blow-torch.

    June 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jary

    This girl comes off as conceited and really stupid. I heard they got rid of her because it all went to her head.

    June 7, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Apeman

    I don't care what you say, a women with integrity is nice to see, and this lady is flat out gorgeous!

    June 7, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. Pok'her Face

    I want to use my thing to take her throat temperature

    June 7, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  16. Earl England

    Just because Rosie Huntington-Whitley used to be a man doesn't mean he can't be the beautiful woman he so obviously wants to be. More power to him and to all the normal usual she-males of our era. They're out there.

    June 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Marie Kidman


    June 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  18. John Knox

    Ummm, I'm 32 and I find her hot LOL. And I'm not even that particularly attracted to Caucasian women. Nothing against them, just not my cup of tea.

    June 6, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Tully

    Not interested in seeing T1, T2 or T3. Won't waste my $10 to see robots, explosion and car chase. We'll never know exactly what goes on between producers and actors but good for her! M. Fox is drop dead gorgeous and has a lot of potential. She'll be more interesting in femme fatale roles.

    June 6, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Mok

    I wouldnt mind being seen walking around with her arm around me but Meg needs a boob job for sure

    June 6, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Heann

    Id eat her a$$ clean off

    June 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  22. LL

    Sorry Jemma, apparently you don't know that ALL men are basically 13 year olds, mentally. We may not present that on the outside, but maybe that's because you don't know us well enough.

    June 6, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  23. King Richard

    She got booted for trash talking the directors, producers, and the Transformers franchise itself. Essentially, she now knows what her foot tastes like. Still "would" though.

    June 6, 2011 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
  24. op

    Well, she got fired from Transformer franchise and that cost her career. The movie industry threw her C movie group. Same as Charlie Sheen.

    June 6, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  25. HUSH

    how can you call someone a "STUPID ignoramus " when you yourself can not even spell the words correctly! Stop hating on people because you have a self image problem. It is unhealthy.

    June 6, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Mario

    Who cares, so she didn't get cast in another Michael Bay piece of crap. She got lucky, now she can work with directors that don't suck, too bad Shia doesn't walk away from Bay.

    June 6, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Quiet

    Don't you think you should at least learn how to spell before you call other people ignorant??? Just saying.

    June 6, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  28. evos

    All that matters is the butt. Does she have a nice butt?

    June 6, 2011 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  29. Peace

    Yes, I am a self-important little do()chebag. Me and my gay lover MadR@apist have nothing better to do in our sad little lives then to come in here and posting our insignificant drivel.

    June 6, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  30. petergriffin

    I see a family guy moment coming on. does anyone remember the scene when Walt Disney made Minnie Mouse pose naked. LOL

    June 6, 2011 at 6:52 am | Report abuse |
  31. roger watson

    just another young woman using her looks to further her career without the benefit of wisdom to manage the fame that accompanied her success. her career might be as flighty as her youthfull good looks but not to worry im sure theres lots of me or women willing to keep her from money worries

    June 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Athena

    And Jennifer's Body wasn't a raunchy flagrant gratuitous body shot type of flick? Come on! The girl is a hypocrite if that's her reason for not doing it. Probably sulking because she wasn't offered enough money.

    June 5, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Hera

    Okay, I don't see why Megan Fox's acting is mentioned, considering we all know that she was there because Transformers is a guy-movie, and any guy movie needs a good-looking chick. Do any of you expect the replacement of Megan Fox to ACT better? No, she's a model. She's going to look good and run half-naked. Whatever happend backstage, Megan Fox should have sucked it up and be the good looking chick, because that's her thing.

    June 5, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  34. Peace2us

    I couldn't get even through Transformers 2 it was so awful. I actually left the theater. And I LOVE anything superhero, scifi, fantasy. Bay is awful. I'm glad Fox took a stand, and I guess I won't be watching 3 because it's going to be the same garbage as 2.

    June 5, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  35. Movie buff

    Here's the simple truth. LaBeouf is an average actor, All he does is yell or scream in all the T movies. No skill shown unfortunately. But let us remember it is a movies about machines mainly. Good computer animation that happens a little too fast. As far as Megan Fox she is a beautiful woman. We all now who she is and she isn't going to disappear just because she did not do T3. The T3 trilogy will make money, that's a no brainier, as is the movie.

    June 5, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
  36. MzKiKi

    I'm a woman, and i will say this without hesitation:
    1) Megan Fox is absolutely gorgeous. Don't hate on her because she's beautiful. Secure women have no problem complimenting another woman. Now..is she a good actress ? No..not yet. Right now, she's a 'starlet', not really an actress.I must say that she really did well with the character of Michaela. Other things i've seen her in have lacked the shine she displays as Michaela. However, If she works at her craft, she can become a good actress in time. Can you say Halle Berry ?? Similar situation.

    2) Shia LeBeouf is SO fine ! I mean..for real..he is FINE ! He really grew from being an awkward teenager into being a gorgeous young man. He was always an instinctual actor..just really a natural. His talent is going to grow, and his performances will continue to become stronger. Watch and see.

    3) I know absolutely nothing about the new chick, but i will say this: I love the "Transformers" franchise, and i can't imagine Sam and Michaela not being together. I have no idea how they are writing Michaela out, but the new character, and the new actress' performance (not just her looks) must both be strong to be accepted by "Transformers" fans.

    June 4, 2011 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Will

      Too bad....all that insight and writing prowess wasted on such a meaningless and arrogant industry. My advise is to stick to reading your "People" and "National Enquirer" magazines while following all of Hollywood with your Twitter account. Originality: look into it, MzKiKi.

      June 6, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  37. dave

    Ugly? What ever. Bet you'd shove your tongue up her a ss give the chance.

    June 4, 2011 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ardath

    More likely is her salary range got higher than the studio wanted to pay. That's what happens to actresses all the time in Hollywood - you get dropped for some new thing the second you start having enough of a following to ask for more money. Hollywood treats actresses like "Real Girls" with pulses, and ditches them for new models faster than the execs trade in their cars.

    June 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  39. James

    She didn't get it because she has toe thumbs. Look it up. She does and its gross.

    June 4, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  40. chana

    I think that sucks that megan wont be in the 3rd installment only cause she was in the last 2. she should have just sucked it up and dealt with it, shes a very beautiful girl and for those who say shes ugly must be really ugly and blind, cant wait for the movie to come out, the last two were good so we shall see....

    June 4, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  41. sarah

    I think megan fox is gorgeous and it kind of sucks she won't be in the third transformers movie. those movies are all about the special effects not the acting. so i doubt her acting ability had anything to do with her not being in this third film, if that was the case she wouldn't of been in the second one either..

    June 4, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
  42. @N

    @all g@y b!otches refrain from CNN

    June 3, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  43. jaye

    Her ACTING cost her Transformers? lmao! There is no good acting in Transformers, it's all about the robots. She got fired because she wouldn't put up with Michael Bay's crap. The man had her audition washing his car in a bikini and the tape uh,disappeared. He claims he doesn't know what happened to it. Yeah, in his wet dreams he doesn't know. I'm sure he gives off creepy vibes; she's not the first actress who has been turned off by him.

    June 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Jasmine

    The new girl was a VS model? VS is losing its rep fast if they hired her. Both her and Megan should be sent packing.

    June 3, 2011 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Tracy

    Fox probably stopped blowing Bay so he dropped her.

    June 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  46. mikel

    I thought this was an article about how poor acting, a vacant stare and diminishing looks could hurt your career in Hollywood. My bad. "smirk"

    June 3, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  47. transform what..?

    She's just hot!!

    June 3, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  48. saynt

    Nope, she is not fake. Unless she did it really early if life. Look at her high school pictures, she's beautiful and any woman that says different is just jealous. Or went to school with her 🙂

    June 3, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracy

      She's had her nose and lips done. She was already attractive, but sorry, she's not all natural.

      June 3, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Anna

    @rubberman, LMAO. "Can't buy her looks"?! Everything about Megan is fake, I like her, but let's be real nothing is REAL about her body, that's all plastic surgery.

    June 3, 2011 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  50. the_dude

    She was awseom as a young prince leia in teh return of the star battles series movies

    June 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  51. jo

    @ilovemegan, you're completely ignorant. Please learn how to write and spell before you voice your insignificant opinion. We are all now dumber for reading your comment.

    June 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  52. giantELF

    Say what you want about Megan Fox and her talent...sounds like Bay is a misogynistic pig. Nice way to couch it Shia.

    June 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |

    Who cares about her acting,I'd like to have her for breakfast in the morning with some Ki m K on the side.

    June 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  54. ilovemegan

    i think megan is a great actress an shes amazingly beautiful that other girl will never compare to her idk who she is but she is ugly an megan has a right to not want to do somethings she is a women an jus cus she is hot does not mean she has to flaunt he body the man was clearly a womanizer

    June 3, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Willie Wonka

      That is the gayest stuff I have ever read. Stop touching yourself to her pics~! Everytime you touch yourself, Chuck Norris punches a Arab baby in the face!

      June 6, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  55. @N

    im back.& megan needs to get her fox a$$ off stage!!!!!!da only reason shes an actress cuz shes pretty!!!she is a bad actress!!!a brick is a betta actress than her!!!

    June 3, 2011 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Dook of Westminister

    FLING ! FLING ! I AM FLINGING DOODOO AT YOU fakepeace. Quit being mean to our friend.

    June 3, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Truth Hurts

    Her acting cost her Transformers 3. You can't even call what she does acting.

    June 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • LL

      yeah, she needs to take a few more acting classes, but she burned her bridges with her comments to the media before Transformers 2 came out. Bay really took offense. He proved that there is another pretty face around the corner.

      June 6, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
  58. @Fake Peace

    Stop it we all know you are fake peace. Be nice 🙂

    June 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Peace

    Once again, I have to post some meaningless drivel here. I don't have anything important to say but it makes me better than all the rest of you because I'm a regular. I sooooooo important.

    June 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  60. LEE

    When she was a teenager she appeared on Two and a half men as Berta's grand daughter and she was so cute. She is truly beautiful, but she can't act.

    June 3, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  61. StlRose

    Megan Fox is foxy. She is a well assembled young woman and yet like Elizabeth Taylor of yore, her most stunning feature is her eyes. Lovely. Mr. LaBeouf is maturing into quite a stunner as well. So many pretty people!

    June 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  62. rubberman

    Any man with a pulse thinks Megon Fox is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DON'T HATE HER BECAUSE YOU CAN'T BUY HER LOOKS

    June 3, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  63. sowhat

    I am so sure Megan Fox is now kicking herself for not being in this moview.. Her 15 mins of fame are over!

    June 3, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fat Girl

      Don't be jealous fatty!

      June 3, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Transformers' movies are CRAP

      June 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • marnie

      I watched both the Transformers films. Didn't really get the "have to get married" scene, Megan Fox is a beautiful girl, so why cheap her up.? Get some older actors like Clunny and Quaid to put them in some of their pictures.

      June 3, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Specter

      Ive quit good jobs because my boss was a jerk. I totally understand.

      June 7, 2011 at 5:33 am | Report abuse |
    • Hehe101

      Perhaps she just didn't want to make a 3rd one?

      June 23, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Alex


      Megan Fox really was the actress for this role! Victoria is not as good making (what I think) the film bad compared to the previous films. I think Bay has lost a great advantage in the movie franchise.

      July 28, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |

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