A little throwback: remember in 2009 when Megan Fox said this about Bay?
"God, I really wish I could go loose on this one. 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."
A little harsh, right? Well...depends on how sensitive he is. It really was more of compliment/insult hybrid.
However, Michael Bay was reportedly so livid that it was the cause of Fox to be written out of the third Transformers film. The new love interest for Mr. Shia LaBeouf in the third installment is being played by Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Bay had criticized the young starlet and stated,"She says some very ridiculous things because she's 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do...Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in 'Transformers'...I like to think that I've had some luck in building actors' careers with my films."
However, the director is now singing a different tune, claiming that none other than Steven Spielberg himself goaded Bay to get rid of Megan, not him. "Steven (Spielberg) said, ‘fire her right now’”, said Bay.
The Transformers director goes on to say that his feelings were never hurt by her comments.
He said, she said, he said that he said...what is this, Mean Girls? It seems like Megan Fox isn't the only person that needs to grow up. Bringing up past drama? Seems like just a cheap ploy to plug the new movie. Tsk, tsk, my friends.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is set to be released in theaters on June 29th, 2011, starring Shia LaBeouf and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.