Megan Fox and Michael Bay hate each other

July 3rd, 2009 // 107 Comments

While Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen dominates the box office to no one’s surprise, Megan Fox and Michael Bay are trading barbs in the press after she recently shit on the film because it focused on special effects and not acting. Bay had the following to say to the Wall Street Journal:

Well, that’s Megan Fox for you. She says some very ridiculous things because she’s 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, “Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it.” But I 100% disagree with her. Nick Cage wasn’t a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in “Armageddon.” Shia LaBeouf wasn’t a big movie star before he did “Transformers”–and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from “Bad Boys.” Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in “Transformers.” I like to think that I’ve had some luck in building actors’ careers with my films.

Here’s an easy compromise that should appease both parties: In the third film, simply have all the robots recite Shakespeare, and Megan Fox go full frontal for 98% of the running time. Which, for the Academy’s consideration, should be no less than five hours and 52 minutes. SHAZAM! Movie magic. No need to thank me, Dreamworks. I’m just a man who enjoys fine cinema. (Read: There is, and I want an advanced screener. Sans robots.)

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  1. katharine


  2. katharine


  3. katharine

    so thats what michael bay looks like. hm

  4. joe schmoe

    did this motherfucker say he just built martin lawrence and will smiths career???????? I need a hit of whatever the fuck Michael Bay is smoking!!! It must be that sticky icky!!! OOOOWWW WWWEEEE!!!!

  5. David

    Martin Lawrence? NO. Will Smith? DEFINITELY NOT.

    Oh and Shia… again not him. Disturbia is what launched his career.

  6. Rogue

    Megan is going to talk herself right into straight-to-vid flicks realllllllllll soon.

  7. Jay Gatsby

    This photograph makes her look like she has no arms.

  8. Jonathan

    Michael needs to realize Bad Boys 1 & 2 AND Armageddon were all great films before he went into the Transformer franchise. He is all about explosions and blowing up big shit and not about story. Transformers should have been about transformers… not the actors…

  9. Lauren

    There was an article on Yahoo that was a rebuttal to Bay’s claims here. Both Nick Cage and Ben Affleck were Oscar winners before being cast by Bay. So that kind of flushes his credibility right there. Also, he may have cast Smith and LaBoeuf in movies but they were both huge television stars who were household names from the Fresh Prince and Even Stevens, which was on the Disney Channel — anyone who had a kid knew who Shia was before Bay. Also, all Megan said was that the movie was shite. Newsflash, the critics agreed.

  10. BLT

    Don’t like Bay’s movies, but good lord its about time someone put MF’s fame in perspective. She’s the hot thing now, but guarantee no one will care in a year when the next hot chick comes. She’ll do a flick wheres she’s naked, for attention, and then once everyones sees her goods, she’ll get boring real fast. On to the girl!

  11. Initial_G

    Megan needs to STFU. Michael Bay will still be making films longer after Megan’s career emulates Lindsey Lohan’s.

    She’s a commodity at the moment but is making the mistake of believing her own hype but unlike Angelina Jolie, Megan couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag.

    When movies featuring her –like Fathom and Tomb Raider: Prequel– tank big time. She’ll begging to lick Michael Bay’s taint clean after a morning shit just for a bit part in the next Transformers film.

  12. GrImz

    Saw the movie at Imax. Gotta say this was definately one of the most entertaining movie i’ve ever seen. But i also agree with Megan, it lacks of acting and story.

    Megan Fox : I’m glad you’re on my side.

    GrImz : Can we f*ck now?

  13. Randal

    Oh. My. Gawd!

    Megan, don’t listen to this guy because those actors he’s listed have yet to reach the level you’ve reached with just two movies! Ben Affleck? This guy has a lot of guts to try to compare you to Mr. Ben Aflickedaway.

    Girl, your star shines brighter then any of the dead beats mentioned, even Michael Bay. Randal is on your side and that’s a winning combination.


  14. WOW. This snobby, yet white trash chick will say and do anything to get attention. It’s sad. The only way she’ll remain popular is by annoyingly sticking her tongue out and maybe one day “leaking” a sex tape. I may not agree 100% with Michael Bay’s statement of who he made famous, but I’m glad he put this attention whore in her place. I looked up pictures of her BEFORE all of her plastic surgery and frankly…she looked better then. Megan Fox always looks like she is “smelling poo” (flared nostrils and squinted eyes) and needs a good bath. Scrub a dub, Megs.

  15. Airmail56

    “but if you open your mouth then i
    cant be responsible for quite what goes in or
    to care what comes out.”

  16. But, will smith is fresh prince of bellair not bad company?? What a bumcrack

  17. CaptainMorgan

    I’ll take Isabel Lucas HANDS DOWN (or tied up). You guys can keep your one-trick pony. All she can do is pout and pose. Her snatch is probably all crusty and cheesy too (sailor’s leftovers).

    All yours, boys.

  18. Richard McBeef

    Bitch, if you want to be showcased for your acting talents, i dunno, maybe stay out of movies where GIANT FUCKING ROBOTS FIGHT EACH OTHER.

    The new Randal sucks. Where is the old Randal?

  19. Monie

    Wow, she might be drop-dead gorgeous, but what a lack of professionalism by bashing the person who found her and made her famous…Yet, she’s kinda right about the acting: there’s none of it. But yet again, it’s a robots movie…wtf do you expect?

  20. amanda

    i guess she wont want to be in the next transformers movie then

  21. sam

    ha ha that guy is a prick and i knew about Megan Fox from Hope and Faith on ABC1

  22. squeehunter

    When it comes to Megan Fox, I think we all “focused on special effects and not acting”

  23. Mr.Dick

    Who is this chick, Katherine Hepburn? She’s worried about the film focusing on special effects? Hey, Helen Hayes, those special effects hide the fact you can’t act – you weren’t chosen for your acting abilities – you’re there to look good next to good-looking effects. At least she’s living up to the stereotype, you go Megan!

  24. Realist

    If the film focused on acting instead of explosions and hot chicks who would lose a debate against my two-year old, Megan Fox would not have been cast.

  25. AmericanWhiteTrash

    They are both right. No one knew who she was before his film. But at the same time it does’nt make his films any less shittier…

  26. crackitopen

    She is a moron. Brunette Paris Hilton. I can’t wait until her 15 minutes of fame are over and we can quit looking at her dumb ass.

  27. steven spankburg

    Michael Bay needs to grow up as Director and put a little something called “substance” into his films. He ain’t no Ridley Scott.

  28. All the attention is going to her head! She is Fredo smart, thats for sure! especially for turning down Wonder Woman…

  29. XX

    Michael Bay = BIG FUCKIN’ EGO!

  30. laurente

    be grateful MF
    soon there will be a new gal around the corner
    so thank the people who gave you a break

  31. J D

    I will say this I never heard of megan fox not one bit before transformers. Had we not seen her sexy airbrushed abs checking out bumble bees engine she would still be a hot little nobody. She’s so pretty why does she got to be such a snobby ass, knocks her down a few knotches. She prolly has odor issues and it makes her angry.. ha ha

  32. For your information...

    UM… i knew who megan was BEFORE transformers. she was in the hope and faith show and had been in some teen films. it’s not like this was her first gig, she had been modeling and what not and had a name on the internet way before transformers.

    secondly, of course everybody is going to say she can’t act. first off, no “hot” woman cast in films with little to no substance is going to be given any credit for acting. hell, even meryl streep’s talent wouldn’t shine in this type of action flick. look at stars like charlize theron, everybody wrote her off as the hot chick and gave her zero credit UNTIL she did monster. so all megan needs is to keep her mouth shut to calm her rep and land a quality role that has nothing to do with being sexy, hot, or dumb and she has just as much chance as anybody you fools.

    she is very young, with some humility and a few good roles she could be a future star. there is so much reverse racism in hollywood where being super hot makes people raise an eyebrow to your talent and you know it’s true. we ALL do it. we are quick to judge hastly because of the stereotype of hot = dumb.


  33. The Bisexual

    She needs to keep her mouth shut and her clothes off.

  34. Quinn

    Agree with 22… I’ve never focused on her “acting” just her special effects.

  35. Quinn

    32… Reverse Racism??? HOT is not a Race you complete idiot.

  36. Holemothrovgod

    Michael Bay is the biggest douchebag. The only reason Transformers was popular is because of Megan Fox. While the little kids were thinking “Wow, look at the robots!” everyone else was thinking “Holy shit, who is that girl playing Sam’s girlfriend!”

    Armageddon was horrible. Roger Ebert picked it as one of the worst movies of the year.

  37. .

    OMG, Shia LaBeouf exploded?

  38. Heath

    She is the most ridiculour piece of shit onscreen these days.

    She looks like that weird 90s figure skater Nancy Kerrigan.

    I hope that she at least learns to keep her ignorant trap shut.

  39. Harry

    Two Hollywood douchebags bitching about each other. But at least one of them looks good naked. The other is an idiot no talent director.

  40. friendlstoner

    she can have a go at the transformers films if she wants. they are just dumb entertainment films. she`s not been given a role where she might be able to show cast any possibble talents.

    michael bay tho. f**king hell, where to start. dont think he`s done a film worth remembering. all easy going action films, well done mr bay, your my f**king hero. in any case, all the actors he mentioned i`m sure will be pi*sed he said that, considering they were well known before he cast them. i mean will smith??? he had one of the most popular shows of the 90 (not just in the U) plus very popular pop/rap albums.

    micheal bay represents all that is wrong with hollywood films production

  41. kitty_kat

    Is this guy seriously taking credit for making Will Smith famous? What a pompous idiot. THE FRESH PRINCE OF BELAIR is what made him famous. He was already a star when he did Bad Boys. As was Martin Lawrence.

    That being said, however, I’m glad he put Megan Fox in her place.

  42. Huckleberry Hashimoto

    What a coincidence, I hate both of them. And she’s a fine one to make any sort of complaint about acting. She wouldn’t know acting if it walked up to her and whacked her with a Loiusville Slugger, which, come to think of it now, doesn’t sound like such a bad idea.

  43. Tanzarian

    Wouldn’t it be easier to say “everyone and Michael Bay hate eachother”?

  44. Newt Gingrich

    She’s right after all.

    Michael Bay is like a guy at a party who is amused at his own jokes – while nobody else is.

  45. HoodFellaz

    lol Please at Will Smith and Martin Lawrence being stars before bad boys.

    Yyyyyyeah right.

    They were both TV stars in the 1990′s when it didn’t pay for shit.

    You can’t say Bay didn’t put these 2 guys on hollywood map, because that’s exactly what he did.

    Hell i would love to see a picture of Will and Martin cribs before they took over Hollywood, for sure it wasn’t the 20 millions dollars mansions where they live in right now.

    And Bay made that bitch.

    I can’t believe she’s complaining about acting when the name of the damn movie is TRANSFORMERS a.k.a. CGI mania.

    This ain’t no driving miss daisy.

  46. aaron

    seriously though, who the hell was nicholas cage before michael bay? i think he was just some asshole with an academy award or something. and that ben affleck dude? just another nobody with an oscar under his belt. thank god mr. bay rescued them from obscurity.

  47. captain america

    But being BRA-LESS can be of any help, folks!!

  48. PooPants

    They both annoy me! Who cares.

    All the comments on here are epic though.

    That other girl in Transformers 2 was pretty cute. Isabel Lucas

  49. Christina


  50. Galtacticus

    All what she has to do is to take a movie role next to John Malkovich to prove her statement.

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