It’s been over a year since the announcement that Megan Fox wouldn’t star in Transformers: Dark of the Moon after the first two films made her a household name, and since then she’s claimed she quit because Michael Bay is a genius/horndog while other reports suggested he fired her because she compared him to Hitler. Turns out it’s mostly that last part, but with a Shymalan twist. The Daily Mail reports:
Fox had tried to claim she left the third in the series of the films to pursue other acting opportunities.
But ahead of the July 4 premiere of Transformers 3 director Bay has revealed for the first time he was told to get rid of the actress.
He said: ‘You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now.’
… Bay said he wasn’t hurt by the Hitler comment.
I’m actually on board with this version because 1. It explains why Megan Fox can only get roles playing bird hookers in low-budget indies now. And 2. I’m pretty sure Michael Bay has no fucking clue who Hitler is, so of course he wasn’t hurt by it. “Unless you’re detonating a Ferrari, you’re not even in my jet stream,” is just one of several catchphrases I like to believe he uses along with “SLUTS BAM BOOM!”
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