As Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has started promoting the latest Transformers film looking glam and every inch the movie star, her predecessor Megan Fox seems like a distant memory.
Cast your mind back to last year when we head that the super foxy, women-of-every-man’s-dream Fox was being replaced in the third Transformers‘ film by British model/actress Huntington-Whiteley. At the time we were lead to believe that Fox had left of her own accord to pursue other film opportunities. Ah that old chestnut.
Well, we’ve finally got the full story. It has been reported that it was in fact the film’s producer Steven Spielberg who had her fired after he read an interview in which she described the director, Michael Bay, as being like Hitler. Spielberg is Jewish and seriously powerful player, and her comments were too much according to Bay:
“You know the Hitler thing? Steven said: ‘Fire her right now.’”
Bay insists that he wasn’t offended by the comment, however he did fire her straight away. It seems that Fox didn’t make too many friends on the film set, you may remember one particular letter posted on Bay’s website which said:
“Michael found this shy, inexperienced girl, plucked her out of total obscurity thus giving her the biggest shot of any young actresses’ life.
“He told everyone around to just trust him on his choice. He granted her the starring role in ‘Transformers’, a franchise that forever changed her life; she became one of the most googled and oogled women on earth. She was famous! She was the next Angelina Jolie, hooray! Wait a minute, two of us worked with Angelina – second thought – she’s no Angelina. You see, Angelina is a professional.
“We know this quite intimately because we’ve had the tedious experience of working with the dumb-as-a-rock Megan Fox on both Transformers movies (sic).”
Not too complementary at all. On the other hand everyone has been singing Huntington-Whiteley’s praises, so we’ll just have to see the film to decide who is better.
Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, minus Megan Fox, will reach UK cinemas on June 29 with our very own Huntington-Whiteley.
Check out the trailer below