According to star of the Transformer’s film franchise Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox was fired from her role in the third film because of what she said to the press about director Michael Bay.
LaBeouf claims in a recent interview with GQ magazine that it was Fox’s choice of words in a 2009 interview comparing Bay to Adolf Hitler that got her fired according to US Magazine.
“Criticism is one thing. Then there’s public name-calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can’t do. She start talking s***- talking our captain,” LaBeouf said.
Bay claims in the same interview with GQ that despite being the one who was insulted by Fox, that it was the films producer Steven Spielberg that was the one who was offended according to E! news. “You know the Hitler thing. Steven said, ‘Fire her now,'” said Bay.
US Magazine also reported that the series screenwriter Ehren Kruger, said that the original reports that the split between Fox and the studio were mutual are not true.
“She was there for rehearsals. But she seemed like an actress who didn’t want to be part of it. She was saying she wanted to, but she wasn’t acting like it,” Kruger said.
Fox was replaced by Victoria Secret model, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, for the the next installment, “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.”
“Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon” will be released on June 28 at 9 p.m. for IMAX and 3D showings only until its general release on June 29 according to Hollywood News.
The “Transformer” franchise has been hugely successful since the first films release in 2007. The original grossed over $319 million domestically at the box office with the second film, “Revenge of the Fallen” grossing over $402 million according to Box Office Mojo.