Megan Fox was clearly one of the best things about the Transformers movies. The American actress and model instantly became a fan-favorite with her fiery attitude and sultry looks. However, in 2009 she was dropped from the cast of Transformers 3 due to an altercation with the film director.
The shocking release followed after Fox criticized Michael Bay during an interview with Wonderland Magazine. While speaking of his on set attitude, Megan said: “He wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is.”
Set to be on the cover of Cosmopolitan in their February edition, the 31-year-old actress opened up about the reasons of her release from the movie and what it felt like being in the spotlight:
“That was absolutely the low point of my career,” Megan admits. “But without – ‘that thing’, I wouldn’t have learned as quickly as I did.”
Megan admitted things would have probably gone in a better course if she would have just apologized.
“All I had to do was apologize – and I refused. I was so self-righteous at 23, I couldn’t see it was for the greater good. I really thought I was Joan of Arc.”
Director Michael Bay as well as co-star Shia LaBeouf and screenwriter Ehren Kruger all gave their share of thought of what happened in an interview for GQ magazine in 2011.
“She was there for rehearsals. But she seemed like an actress who didn’t want to be a part of it. She was saying she wanted to, but she wasn’t acting like it.” – said Ehren Kruger.
Michael Bay: “She was in a different world, on her BlackBerry. You gotta stay focused. And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, ‘Fire her right now.'”
Shia LaBeouf: “Criticism is one thing. Then there’s public name-calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can’t do. She started shit-talking our captain.”
Speaking about dealing with everything after the dust had settled, Fox said:
“It hurt me and a lot of other people. However, that darkness that descended caused enormous and brisk spiritual growth. Once I realized I [had] brought it on myself, it was an invaluable learning experience, looking back on it.”
Fox had several spoken outbursts during her career. While defending Miley Cyrus and Vanessa Hudgens, who were under heavy fire from the press due to semi-naked photo shoots and leaked photos, she stated “f**k Disney”.
While it the axing may have been damaging from a financial standpoint, it didn’t seem to have left a permanent stain on her career.