Shia LaBeouf: ‘Megan Fox Wasn’t Ready For Michael Bay’s Genius’

June 3rd, 2011 // 82 Comments

“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.

Photos: Bauer-Griffin, Splash News


  1. malia

    michael bay has this long thin face that makes me conclude he has a pencil dick.

    • Abby Normal

      Sounds scientific to me… unless you mean he can actually write with his dick like a pencil. Man, that would be so cool!..

    • Big Ass Bunny Feet

      He who smelt it…

      If she didn’t feel comfortable with being a sex symbol then why get the breast implants? The two nose jobs? The lip injections and botox and do all the half naked photoshoots? She knew what she was doing. Not like she was born this way.

      • Michael

        “If she didn’t feel comfortable with being a sex symbol then why get the breast implants? The two nose jobs? The lip injections and botox and do all the half naked photoshoots?”

        BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder) is a bitch to deal wtih. Plus, they should ban plastic surgery, for real.

  2. BoozeRob

    You don’t light C4 you dick

  3. “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff]”

    And suddenly dating David Silver makes perfect sense. Who wouldn’t feel powerful with that guy around all the time?

    • Fletch

      I thought empowerment these days meant slutting around on stage wearing next to nothing or posing for Playboy.

    • The spice girls were about “woman empowerment”? I guess so…in much the same way “Blackula” was about African American empowerment in modern cinema.

    • muddy mudskipper

      “She looks like a hooker. Look at her. Look at her! Could you love someone who looked like that?”
      “What are you talking about? Of course not! Five, ten minutes tops, maybe.”

      • vitobonespur

        Never seen a hooker who looked that messy. Well, maybe one who offered to suck my dick for $10.

        But I digress…I don’t blame Megan Fox for occasionally going out looking ratty. We all do it at one time or anr. But what I DO wonder about is why anyone would post 13 pictures of a beautiful woman looking this ratty? In most of the photos it’s dubious that it even is Megan Fox. One or two…OK, three pix…would have sufficed.

        Maybe if her tits were exposed…OK, 13 pictures, but otherwise…c’mon now, REALLY!?

      • vitobonespur


      • Fletch

        Hmm, taking lines from one of my greatest movies. Most after that one stink

    • vito: because a lot of chicks go around looking this ratty, especially model quality girls. or working models off duty. most of them go around ratty with no make up and baggy outfits. pretty much if Megan fox ever left Greene and you ended up with her, this is what you would see about 75-90% of the time. only time they spruce up is if they have real jobs or are going to clubs.

      • also for me and possibly a lot of other people. she is just as sexy here as some of her other pics.

      • vitobonespur

        Agreed. I think I could put up with her looking ratty most of the time. Cuz the rest of the time (around the house, of course) I would keep her naked.

    • TomFrank

      @Fletch: You can always read the Fletch books and start quoting from them. Most people won’t know where you got the material, so they’ll think you’re being funny and original.

  4. It's Friday!!

    *led not lead Fish! :p

    I have little sympathy for her, you can’t play to win then complain when you do. Sure, she might have found it insufferable but she made millions from it.

  5. It had to be said

    “When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk.”

    I said, get. On. Your. Knees. Shia. Is that so hard to understand?

  6. she nude yet? no? nexxxxxt……..

  7. Megan Fox
    Commented on this photo:

    I knew Michael Bay was a douche. Fuck him and his boy adolescent films.

  8. Devo

    “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff]…” You mean, she had feminist ideals, Shia? What a moron. While Spice Girls were a cheap exploitation of it, they weren’t the only people “crazy” enough to have some weird idea that “women should be treated equal to men.”
    Jesus christ. Two steps forward, ten steps backward.

    How did this guy end up dating one of the most beautiful, intelligent, well-spoken actresses (meaning Carey Mulligan) for so long?
    I can’t believe how much newfound respect I suddenly have for Megan Fox, too.

    • Michael

      “I can’t believe how much newfound respect I suddenly have for Megan Fox, too.”

      Well, here’s something else: Howard Stern, who’s been recently bashing Megan lately, decided to up and sue his company, SIRIUS/XM, because he claims he was owed money for this merger. Translation: he’s committing extortion. Plus, with his show down to three days a week, 10 weeks of vacation, and a bunch of other interesting notes everyone’s aware of, do we really need a comparison on who’s the better person at this point?

      I don’t know about this drama, but I will say this: Megan may have been kicked off, but she didn’t file a lawsuit and drag out something unnecessary. Howard’s like one of those littler kids who don’t get what they want at Wal-Mart.

  9. Mandy

    I assume this is a nice way of saying “Michael told her to be sexier and she put up a fuss about it”. I don’t really get this “She had a hard time accepting she is sexy”. It doesn’t seem that way from her Armani ads, FHM and Maxim shoots.

    • No kidding. Michael’s a chauvanist neanderthal, but when you are cast to play the role of ‘girl bent over car with ass in the air”, what do you expect? I can’t stand when actresses know their only talent on screen is being sexy and then bitch about it. Just own it and laugh your way to the bank.

      • Dan

        “Michael’s a chauvanist neanderthal”

        Why do you think this? Basically this movie is about this hottie leaning over cars. Having her was his car for the part is probably a good indication of how she will look in the movie.

    • Dude, seriously? Michael has earned his reputation for being an arrogant, insufferable, sexist douche honestly. Remember how he casted Megan in Bad Boys 2 when she was 15 and made her wear a bikini and soaked in her water? Or how he unabashadly admitted he made her go this house and filmed her washing his ferrari as part of her ‘auditon’? Please, he is a known pervert and his female roles always oversexualized and low on intellect. That being said, Megan could have told him to go to Hell, but she didn’t. She decided to be go along with it, make money, created an image, then complained that she was only viewed as a ‘sex object’.

  10. Anyone else read between the lines and find “Megan Fox is an insufferable bitch who can’t follow film direction without arguing about female empowerment”?

    I hope she enjoys playing Call of Duty with Brian Austin Green, because working at Hooters will leave her evenings free.

  11. Megan Fox
    Guy Smiley
    Commented on this photo:

    and now we know why the last Transformers was hot garbage

  12. Jon Hex

    I think this is Shia’s way of saying “Michael Bay is an asshole who made me millions, so stop trying to rock my Money Boat.”

  13. Abby Normal

    It’s pretty hilarious that of all the adjectives which could accurately describe Michael Bay, Shia instead elected to go with “lascivious.” For some reason I’m reminded of Tom Cruise discussing antidepressants with the glib Matt Lauer. Dim actors working without a script… ya gotta love it.

  14. Alex

    Don’t worry Megan you can do better. Yes you had to do some degrading things when you were starting out in your career but now youre a star hopefully there will be movie roles that dont involve having to get in doggy style position for the director.

  15. fapappy

    the movie is about Robots..Now lets see them funbags! Wait! Was it something I said?

  16. Lovin'Life

    She’s a hypocrite; like most people these days.

  17. Shia LaBoof, Michael Bay, Meagan Fox. Jesus, filming those movies must have been like a Mensa convention. Afterwards, to relieve the tension of a hard day at work, Michael Bay would insert a beer cozy into the tailpipe of one of his Lamborghinis and have sex with it. “Get me a PA to de-spunk my exhaust system!”

  18. blackhole

    Shia never called Bay a genius or even “good”. He just said Megan Fox wasn’t comfortable with Bay’s style of working.

    • Jillia

      I think Fish is the one calling Bay’s style of working “genius” for directing Ms. Fox here to be sexier.

  19. NeNe

    I call BS on this. She is the poster child for Sexy! Have you seen all the photos and ads she has been in. She is wearing next to nothing. I call BS!!!

  20. NeNe


    I hardly doubt that you can do better. All she is is a great pair of T&A, and they are a dime a dozen.

  21. Bringbackbabalu

    Ya Shia Ledouche, Bay is a fucking geniius,,,,,and Pearl Harbor sucks……Megan Fox pcitures are more entertaining than fail transformer movies. Ya, lets make half the characters die off every movie, and add a bunch of useless eccentric parents…dont forget a slightly retarded eccentric robot that cant talk. ..Michael Bay is probably the worst movie maker in the world…and Shia one of the least talented actors. He is just being himself, thats not called acting. Seriously, go watch Pearl Harbor or one of his movies and you see this guy clearly isn’t genius. He just puts in lots of sexy pg-13 stuff perfect for like a 15 year old, the humor levels are just nonexistant…the story lines are fluffed with a bunch terrible idiosyncrocies that just detract from the plot. Shia is not as smart as my siberian husky, and michael bay is living legend of bad movies. I would rather watch transformer cartoons from my childhood in the 80s. Or hell, Orsoon Wellws every line in the animated movie is better than Michael Bays who career portfolio. Why doesn’t anyone enlighten Mr. LeDouche?

  22. cc

    She started to figure out that she might be there just for the eye candy when they spritzed her belly with glycerin.

  23. To counter this whole “sex symbol” thing, it’s good to see Megan go low-profile with her movies afterward, like that “Megan’s Body” thing where she plays a teacher helping a retarded Sean Penn save Haitian orphans.

  24. Chauncy

    I don’t get why people hate on this young woman so much. If it was up to me I’d slap a pair of Huggies on her and tell her to make daddy a present.

  25. anonym


    she looks so sad……

    anyone with enough money to get plastic surgery can become “sexiest bitch alive.” e.g. angelina, megan, etc etc

    don’t worry if you’re born ugly

  26. Venom

    Fuck Michael Bay.
    He is a piece of shit for ruining Transformers and trying to ruin my childhood.

    He should be banned from making movies forever.
    Megan Fox was the only good thing about those shitty movies.

  27. Megan Fox
    Commented on this photo:

    Megan fox is a beautiful girl. The bag she carrying is visibly occluding her veins

  28. Michael

    I’m not really looking forward to the next Transformers film. This whole bullshit that went on with Michael Bay and Megan Fox is gonna be one of the many landmarks of a franchise about alien robots at war. Professionalism was clearly not the word of the day during the filming of “Revenge of the Fallen”.

    And I’m laughing at the people who think Rosie Huntington-Whitley deserves the #1 spot for hottest woman of 2011. Hey, to each their own, but I’m not a sheep who thinks a woman with bee-stung lips is something worthy to jerk off too. You want a real woman? Diora Baird. Checkmate!

  29. Megan Fox
    Commented on this photo:

    i mean the bracelet

  30. anon

    megan fox couldn’t even spell word empowerment let alone know what it meant.

  31. the captain

    how many times more we have to tell this?

  32. one legged

    never believe a jew ..
    seriously. they are born to lie ..

  33. LJ

    So basically the Michael Bay would say “Arch your back and stick out your tits”, and Megan Foz would reply “I can’t do that with any honesty to my character unless I understand the motivation for the character deciding at that moment to arch her back in a suggestive way.”

    To which Bay would reply, “16 year old boys don’t care what your motivation is, they just want to imagine your tits in their face”.

  34. Snooki Lover

    Michael Bay is a pervert, got it. Or as they call it in Hollywood, “genius”.

    c.f. Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, all the others, and Helen Mirren (I’m told).

  35. Megan Fox
    Lord Gaga
    Commented on this photo:

    We all know Shia LaBeaouf suck, and now he got an “opinion”. What a douche.

  36. Chiropractical

    Arch your back 70 degrees?

  37. Esol Esek

    She’s done. She can’t act that well, and she’s wrecked her face with plastic surgery. While real actresses can possibly pick and choose ONCE they’re established, saying no to big moneymakers in Hwood makes you appear too big for your britches, plus losing the money is never smart either.

    It actually looks like this Transformers won’t suck, and Spielberg is co-helming it.
    Michael Bay is the oddest combo of competent technical filmmaker, and utter script hack, and yeah, he has a terrible reputation personally.

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