Shia LaBeouf: ‘Megan Fox Wasn’t Ready For Michael Bay’s Genius’
“My, it seems there’s a slight breeze. Whoops…” (How I like to believe that happened.)
In a new interview with the LA Times, Transformers: Dark of the Moon star Shia LaBeouf offers some candid insight into what led Megan Fox to walk from the third film and be replaced by Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:
“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 said. “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.’”
According to Shia, Rosie’s “comfortable” with “Mike’s way of working” because Victoria’s Secret models are trained at birth to never think. Or so the legend goes. On that note, Megan Fox agreed to work for a director whose audition process involved him making a private movie of her washing his Ferrari, so I really don’t know what kind of work environment she expected, but it should have been one that involved carrying no less than five rape kits in her purse.
MEGAN: What’s my direction?
MIKE: Squeeze these pyros between your tits and wait for the “boom.”
MEGAN: God! Is my character going to do anything else in this movie?
MIKE: Ha! But, seriously, what’s a “character?” And if your answer isn’t an exploding Lamborghini, I’ll launch you into a meteor. *lights C4, drops it in drink, sips* Fuck, that’s good.