Steven Spielberg involved in firing Megan Fox from “Transformers”
In a recent interview with “GQ,” director Michael Bay reveals that Steven Spielberg was involved in firing Megan Fox from the “Transformers” franchise.
Last year, it was announced that Fox wouldn’t star in “Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon.” Fox claimed that she had decided not return, but Bay said it was her controversial comments that lost her the role that made her famous. In an interview with Wonderland magazine, Fox compared Bay to Hitler:
He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it's endearing to watch him.
Spielberg serves as an executive producer for the movie franchise. According to Bay, upon hearing Fox’s comments Spielberg said:
Fire her right now!
Fellow Tranformers star Shia LaBeouf agrees that Fox’s comments were out of line. LaBeouf stated:
Criticism is one thing. Then there's public name-calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can't do.
Bay says he wasn’t hurt by Megan’s comments and the two are reportedly still on good terms. Bay stated:
When you're days and months on a set, it's like a family. You say rude things and you make up.