Why didn’t Megan Fox do Transformers 3? Shia LaBeouf explains!

When it was announced that Megan Fox wouldn’t be returning for Transformers 3 a few weeks before filming was set to begin there were conflicting reports as to why. Did Michael Bay fire the actress, or did Fox walk? We’ve heard bits here and there over the past year, but now Shia LaBeouf has given a pretty frank and honest explanation for those wondering why didn’t Megan Fox do Transformers 3?

From the L.A Times:

“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” LaBeouf said. “Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time for [LaBeouf assumes a gentle voice] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.'”

Fox must have become tired of being told to lean suggestively over different modes of transportation. It was pretty clear what Bay’s ‘style’ was when he started test-screening for Fox’s replacement. They were all models. He wasn’t interested in acting talent, it was all about looks.

I think people should give Rosie Huntington-Whiteley a shot (don’t judge a book by its cover and all), but the fact Paramount haven’t shown much of her speaking and acting in the trailers isn’t encouraging. Fortunately Whiteley seems to be good at all the other stuff she’s asked to do, as Shia explained:

“Rosie comes with this Victoria’s Secret background, and she’s comfortable with it, so she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different,”.

I’m sure there many who don’t mind seeing aesthetically pleasing females rolling around in their summer blockbusters, but there’s something quite sad about an actress having to quit a film because the director just wants her to ‘be looking fine’. But then again, Fox did decide to play a prostitute in Jonah Hex.

  • Slikk

    And Megan Fox as ditsy hot actress in ‘How to Lose Friends And Alienate People’

  • Ash

    in Jonah Hex she didn’t have to be just a model in a movie like she was in the first Transformers movie. There was more action and acting in it.

  • choHIlqoq

    No mention of Spielberg forcing the issue of her sacking because of her “Nazi comments directed toward Michael Bay

  • Gtmat18

    They should of jst keep Megan fox hate this other actress…..

  • Dieselt38

    she should have stayed on the team she bis sams only grl frn

  • Juliette Hendrickson

    Im upset that Megan Fox isnt in the last movie. Rosie Huntington Whiteley is so not Shia Laboufs type. Megan Fox is Shia Laboufs type.

  • Juliette Hendrickson

    I love Megan Foxs acting. She shouldof stayed 4 the last movie. I loved Megan n Shia. They made such a cute couple. I dont like Rosie n Shia.

    • Christina

      They had such a better connection together, with Rosie it worked but no connection

  • Darlinggg14

    The new transformers was not the same.. I actually hesitated to watch it for a YEAR! Because i didn’t think it was going to be good. Honestly… Megan fit the part a million times better.. and what made me mad is in the end of the second movie Sam and Michaela (sp?) said “i love you” which is showing that they have finally gotten to that commitment. That isn’t a good thing to tell kids/teens. (Oh hey I finally told you I love you but i’m just going to throw it away completely because love isn’t a serious thing) Which is how most people use it now a days. I don’t know maybe its just me.. lol.

    • Christina

      No I agree because in the beginning of the third he gets the award and meets Rosie which is another bad MSG. That is like he left meg for Rosie. What does everyone else think

  • Dani T

    i think shes realy good in this film its nice to have a change but i think megan fox gives the film more on an edge more of that bad girl edge

  • Kidversion

    I’m gonna make this short… I am very critical… and very pissed off that Meagan wasn’t in the 3rd movie. If they were gonna kick her out I was hoping they’d kill her off first, have “Sam/Shia” still mourning over her loss, but at the end of the movie meeting the new actress Rosie, and then start that love in the 4th movie… I mean I hate it when movies have a couple together in the first obviously made for each other… only to have one love interest completely be taken out of a sequel, just because the actor/ess quit or whatever. They should’ve hired someone who looks like Meagan fox and continue the story with her character… I mean… in the 2nd movie they finally said they “loved” eachother… and in the third all we get is “she kicked us out” or whatever from the mini bots. It’s very annoying, and I can’t stand Rosie’s acting, idk… maybe cause I’m sour that she would randomly fall for “Shia” even though she’s not his type… she sounds like she would play a villain who would try to take Sam from Mikela, not the other way around… the action in Transformers 3 was amazing… but because of that actress and kicking mikela’s character out… just…. *sigh*… makes the movie less enjoyable.