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Megan Fox quit TRANSFORMERS 3. According to Megan Fox that is.

James Wallace

by: James Wallace
May 20th, 2010

Just yesterday, we brought you word that Megan Fox would not return for the third TRANFORMERS film, as Paramount optioned out of renewing her contract with rumors that it was actually director Michael Bay who fired her. That guy can't do anything without fire being involved. This seemed odd to some as Bay has made many a reference to Fox returning for number 3. To others, this made sense more then how they all suddenly ended up in the desert in the end of TRANSFORMERS 2 ever could. As you may recall, the director and the starlet haven't had the most cordial of working relationships in the past. Mind you, she did liken the Bay and his on-set persona to Hitler. Hitler could never be reached for comment, but I'm pretty sure he would have welcomed the comparison since both men enjoy explosions and world-wide devastation. Not to mention that Hitler would have likely loved the hell out of ARMAGEDDON.

Pretty soon, the internet and the Twitter erupted with opinions on both sides. Some joyful for, to them, the girl who was once the geek goddess was now the movie Medusa, turning every film she is in to stone crap. Some upset for they would never again be granted completely new scenes to study frame by frame in the attempts and hopes to spot her lady bits whilst sitting on a motorcycle. At least not in TRANSFORMERS. But something tells me they'll find a way to put a motorcycle in JONAH HEX. I know it's the Old West but hey, they found a way to put a giant mechanical spider into WILD WILD WEST. Is a motorcycle that improbable?

Care or care not, it was big news. After all, this is the closest thing the film nerd world has to tabloid gossip a la celebrity couple break-ups. This is our Ben and Jennifer. That's still big news right? No? Shows how much attention I've paid lately to who's not dating who in Hollywood Land. Bennifer does sound like a Decepticon though, you must admit.

Anywho, it turns out that this has turned into a game of cat and mouse today...or, if you will, mountain and Fox. Yesterday, Deadline reported that the studio gave the actress the pink slip while Fox's publicist released a statement today stating that she actually said bon voyage Bay.

According to reps for Ms. Fox via People magazine, "It was her decision not to return. She wishes the franchise the best.”

And, as HitFix reported today, sources close to the production tell them "Megan Fox was not written out of "Transformers 3," nor was it Michael Bay's decision to drop her from the film. She left the picture."

So, we have the typical Tinstletown case of he said, she said on our hands. Despite whichever side is telling the truth, it is quite obvious that they are both enacting damage control. In other words, the studio says they fired her and it makes it look like a bold, strong move from them to put an actress with an attitude in her place. Fox says she quits and it makes her look like she walked away with dignity as a creatively-driven career choice.

Whoever was the one to put the cube in Megan Fox's chest (I think it was actually Brian Austin Green), one thing is for sure. We will likely never see her in another TRANSFORMERS' film again...in slow motion or even regular motion.

So, let's talk about this. How does it make you feel? Who would you like to see be the new girl that Shia LaBeouf would never actually stand a chance with?

And to be fair, here are two sides of the story. You may remember these two letters from TRANFORMERS' crew members that presented two varied opinions of Megan Fox and their experiences with her on the set of the film. I only place the negative one first as the second makes reference to it.

This is an open letter to all Michael Bay fans. We are three crew members that have worked with Michael for the past ten years. Last week we read the terrible article with inflammatory, truly trashing quotes by the Ms. Fox about Michael Bay. This letter is to set a few things straight.

Yes, Megan has great eyes, a tight stomach we spray with glycerin, and an awful silly Marilyn Monroe tattoo plastered on her arm that we cover up to keep the moms happy.

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, Angelia 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. We've spent a total of 12 months on set making these two movies.

We are in different departments; we can’t give our names because sadly doing so in Hollywood could lead to being banished from future Paramount work. One of us touches Megan’s panties, the other has the often shitty job of pulling Ms. Sourpants out of her trailer, while another is near the Panaflex camera that helps to memorialize the valley girl on film.

Megan has the press fooled. When we read those magazines we wish we worked with that woman. Megan knows how to work her smile for the press. Those writers should try being on set for two movies, sadly she never smiles. The cast, crew and director make Transformers a really fun and energetic set. We’ve traveled around the world together, so we have never understood why Megan was always such the grump of the set?

When facing the press, Megan is the queen of talking trailer trash and posing like a porn star. And yes we’ve had the unbearable time of watching her try to act on set, and yes, it's very cringe-able. So maybe, being a porn star in the future might be a good career option. But make-up beware, she has a paragraph tattooed to her backside (probably due her rotten childhood) -- easily another 45 minutes in the chair!

So when the three of us caught wind of Ms Fox, pontificating yet again in some publication (like she actually has something interesting to say) blabbing her trash mouth about a director whom we three have grown to really like. She compared working with Michael, to “working with Hitler”. We actually don’t think she knows who Hitler is by the way. But we wondered how she doesn’t realize what a disgusting, fully uneducated comment this was? Well, here let’s get some facts straight.

Say what you want about Michael – yes at times he can be hard, but he's also fun, and he challenges everyone for a reason – he simply wants people to bring their ‘A’ game. He comes very prepared, knows exactly what he wants, involves the crew and expects everyone to follow through with his or her best, and that includes the actors. He’s one of the hardest working directors out there.

He gets the best from his crews, many of whom have worked with him for 15 years. And yes, he’s loyal, one of the few directors we’ve encountered who lowered his fee by millions to keep Transformers in the United States and California, so he could work with his own crew.

Megan says that Transformers was an unsafe set? Come on Megan, we know it is a bit more strenuous then the playground at the trailer park, but you don’t insult one of the very best stunt and physical effects teams in the business! Not one person got hurt!

And who is the real Megan Fox? She is very different than the academy nominee and winning actors we’ve all worked around. She’s as about ungracious a person as you can ever fathom. She shows little interest in the crew members around her. We work to make her look good in every way, but she's absolutely never appreciative of anyone’s hard work. Never a thank you. All the crewmembers have stopped saying hi to Ms. Princess because she never says hello back. It gets tiring. Many think she just really hates the process of being an actress.

Megan has been late to the sets many times. She goes through the motions that make her exude this sense of misery. We’ve heard the A.D’s piped over the radio that Megan won’t walk from her trailer until John Turturro walks first! John’s done seventy-five movies and she’s made two!

Never expect Megan to attend any of the 15 or so crew parties like all the other actors have. And then there's the classless night she blew off The Royal Prince of Jordan who made a special dinner for all the actors. She doesn’t know that one of the grips' daughters wanted to visit their daddy’s work to meet Megan, but he wouldn’t let them come because he told them “she is not nice."

The press certainly doesn’t know her most famous line. On our first day in Egypt, the Egyptian government wouldn’t let us shoot because of a permit problem as the actors got ready in make up at the Four Seasons Hotel. Michael tried to make the best of it; he wanted to take the cast and crew on a private tour of the famous Giza pyramids. God hold us witness, Megan said, "I can’t believe Michael is fucking forcing us to go to the fucking pyramids!" I guess this is the “Hitler guy” she is referring to.

So this is the Megan Fox you don’t get to see. Maybe she will learn, but we figure if she can sling insults, then she can take them too. Megan really is a thankless, classless, graceless, and shall we say unfriendly bitch. It's sad how fame can twist people, and even sadder that young girls look up to her. If only they knew who they're really looking up to.

But ‘fame’ is fleeting. We, being behind the scenes, seen em’ come and go. Hopefully Michael will have Megatron squish her character in the first ten minutes of Transformers 3. We can tell you that will make the crew happy!

-Loyal Transformers Crew

My name is Anthony Steinhart and I have worked on both Transformers movies and have had the pleasure of working with Ms. Fox.

I read the letter by the three unnamed crew people and was blown away by their description of Ms. Fox. Especially, since I am the one usually getting Ms. Fox at her trailer. I have personally never been nor ever witnessed Ms. Fox being rude or inconsiderate of people’s feelings or the work to be done. Everyone is entitled to their good days and bad. Contrary to popular belief, she is like us (human) and has both good and bad days as well. Working on the Transformers movies can be intense at times and sometimes intense situations cause intense moments.

Some of the examples the three unnamed writers give as evidence of Ms. Fox and her horrible attitude are so ridiculous.

It’s unfortunate the grip didn’t want to bring his daughter to set because Megan Fox wasn’t nice and not the fact that we had a closed to set. No visitors unless approved by the UPM [unit production manager]. That is what the call sheets have always said. By the way, Ms. Fox wished my 12-year-old brother a happy birthday over the phone while we were shooting in New Mexico. Not so heartless…

It’s also unfortunate that she didn’t attend any of the “15” parties, but I clearly remember her hanging out in New Mexico with some of the crew and watching her get hounded by passers-by as she walked through the hotel lobby and being nothing but gracious to her fans. Also isn’t it refreshing to hear that she doesn’t need to be a part of the party machine that sometimes swallows people whole, only to spit them out on the front page of every magazine. And incidentally, if these crew members were at the wrap party, I only saw 2 cast members there. Granted I wasn’t there the whole night, but I was there long enough to know that the others probably weren’t going to show.

I also remember walking with her through the hordes of people lined up, while we shot at Princeton and she signed autograph after autograph. She signed many publicity photos, magazines, pieces of white paper for crew members and their families. Now I know that isn’t the same as curing a disease, but if we are to take anything an actor/actress says or does to personally, then I fear we have far greater problems on our hands.

Unfortunately, I don’t always keep up with or hang on to quotes and/or quips “actresses” say, so I wasn’t familiar with the incident that incited the tasteless letter, but none-the-less leave the war of words to those involved. No need to drag her name through the mud and at the same time, unknowingly, bring others down.

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  • Amanda

    who ever the director and producer is might as well quiet why he still can becaus eif megan fox does not play mikaela in transformers 3 the movie will not sell and will go down the tubes so i suggest you keep megan fox in the movie and if u want fire her after the filming is done

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  • denee

    wow megan, michael bay /transformers made you into the sex symbol you are!
    but if it wasn't for hm, you would be more respectable

    you were only hired cause you have the pontiental to make d*cks hard and that's the only reason 6 million fanboys like you

    but since you pose almost nude for magazines youll still get money and roles for being the conventional hottie

    please stop getting lip injections, the nose/maybe boob surgery was horrid

    the way you let yourself be presented, caused the outbreak of more stupid people

    i hope you will be saved or come back to women

  • denee

    wow megan, michael bay /transformers made you into the sex symbol you are!
    but if it wasn't for hm, you would be more respectable

    you were only hired cause you have the pontiental to make d*cks hard and that's the only reason 6 million fanboys like you

    but since you pose almost nude for magazines youll still get money and roles for being the conventional hottie

    please stop getting lip injections, the nose/maybe boob surgery was horrid

    the way you let yourself be presented, caused the outbreak of more stupid people

    i hope you will be saved or come back to women

  • http://www.meganfox.com megan fox rox

    mother fucker director megan fox its good bastards..

  • Megan238

    no Megan no T3 for me…see you losers

  • Megan238

    no Megan no T3 for me…see you losers

  • MooeyMann

    Ok. Firstly I don't think anyone can slag Megan Fox off as she does what she does brilliantly. And secondly the people behind the scenes have no idea how much it annoyes fans when you suddenly either change or lose main characters. It's the third installment of the franchise and she's not going to be in it?! It's a joke! I for one I am devastated that she wont be in the movie, along with so many others that feel the same. Maybe Fox and Bay should have a long sit down and a chat about what's bothering them. I know they are the ones that have to act, film, and work together but isn't the whole idea of making a great film that fact that fans, viewers will enjoy it. How can they when it's not going to have one of their best loved characters in it?! As for these 3 guys that ''worked'' with her and yet are happy to slag her off and make her sound awful. Back the hell off! She's not even seeing these comments to be able to stand up for her self. Grow up! I personally think they should stop filming and try to sort things out with Meg. She needs to be in the third movie to make it a decent one. Other wise they're going to lose a lot of fans.

  • drake

    no megen fox no t3 for me I hate you bay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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