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Megan Fox: Shia Talks 'Transformers' Departure

Megan Fox: Shia Talks 'Transformers' Departure

Megan Fox goes undercover in a baseball cap as she heads to a salon on Thursday (June 2) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 25-year-old actress’ Transformers co-star, Shia LaBeouf, recently told the LA Times that he understands Megan‘s leaving the blockbuster series.

Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with [director] Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” Shia explained.

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 [Megan] never got comfortable with it,” Shia continued. “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.”

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  • Maggie

    PR time for the new Transformers.

  • iknowwhatyoudidlastsummer

    Sad if shia thinks spice girls are women empowerment

  • maria

    I’ve never liked her, but I have a bit more respect for her leaving that franchise. If she felt cheap and uncomfortable being seen that way, then I applaud her. Movies like that make women look like a piece of meat, and totally takes us back before women’s lib. Good for her for standing up for herself.

  • mars

    Michael Bay is a perv…DUH

  • zey

    hes basically saying Michael bay is a scum bag..there will be no transformers 4 so shias not burning any bridges cause he can get away with it… no matter what hes gonna get work regardless.. i could care less about megan fox cause she cant act.. and shia hes whatever but he definitly just went in on michael bay and i like it..

  • Simi

    @iknowwhatyoudidlastsummer: What do you mean it’s sad?? This may sound corny and cheesy but the Spice Girls were role models for young girls and told women to have ambition and confidence.

  • Irena

    Michael Bay is known to be a douchebag to women so even though I am not her fan, I admire her courage to speak up and take action for her beliefs. There are PLENTY of actresses who whine about being sexualized yet they don’t ever do anything about it (and continue giving into it) but this girl didn’t. Talented or not, at least she isn’t all-talk.

  • Meganane

    Hee so excited to see her in Abu Dhabi btw her hair is very pretty :O

  • jdub

    haters can call Megan anything they want, but one thing you have to admit is that she has some respect for herself. Bay was pretty much treating her like a piece of meat. Theres a video of the guys who do special effects for Transformers and they were saying how Bay told them he wanted the hottest girl in the world to play Mikaela. and he made the special effects guys edit her body to make her even hotter. He also made her parade around a room full of men in a leather outfit during her costume fittings..and don’t forget he frickin had Megan (at age 15) in a bikini and cowgirl hat, dancing under a waterfall in Bad Boys II. The guy is a perv and has ZERO respect for women.

  • chiii

    yup Shia just sneak dissed michael bay for being a pervert…

  • chiii

    yup Shia just sneak dissed michael bay for being a pervert…

  • chiii

    yup Shia just sneak dissed michael bay for being a pervert…

  • Dede

    @iknowwhatyoudidlastsummer:

    Ever heard of Girl Power?

  • *Angieee*

    @jdub: Sorry but if that were true she wouldn’t have done the movies in the first place. She gained fame from that franchise and once she thought she was above it all, decides to leave. Rumor is she even auditioned in a bikini washing Bay’s car.

  • Damien

    WHAT UTTER BS!

    So M. Bay told Megan Fox to do Jennifers BODY? In which she’s a sex crazed demon man eater? Or Jonah Hex in which she’s a PROSTITUTE? Or how to lose friends in which she start stripping out of her cloths standing around in her underwear making porn faces all day? Or pose in underwear ads ( badly ) ??? Pleeeeease, everybody still remembers the BS she’d spew about how she thinks she so sexy, confident and how men are intimidated by her.

    Did M. Bay tell her to chop off her nose and inject her face?
    Did M. Bay tell her to lose all her curves and walk around with shit colored hair?
    Did M.Bay tell her to pose in all her magazines half naked?
    Did M. Bay tell her to open her mouth in general? Or accept any of those roles?

    NO

    There is never a movie where she is NOT naked. Micheal Bay did NOT tell her to do that to heselfr she did it all on her own. Even when she was on TV PRIOR TO TRANSFORMERS she’d prance around in a bikini and belly bare tank tops prostitute heels and mini skirts so cut the BS Megan Fox. You were trailer trash when Bay found you. You’re still trailer trash only now you’ve got ZERO respect and even less talent.

    Now stop polluting the world with your worthless self and do what everybody wants and just DISAPPEAR. Youre not apart of TF anymore and that was your own damn fault. I hope you do go to the premiere though – because its suck sweet irony. Youre still nothing without transformers.

  • Damien

    WHAT UTTER BS!

    So M. Bay told Megan Fox to do Jennifers BODY? In which she’s a sex crazed demon man eater? Or Jonah Hex in which she’s a PROSTITUTE? Or how to lose friends in which she start stripping out of her cloths standing around in her underwear making porn faces all day? Or pose in underwear ads ( badly ) ??? Pleeeeease, everybody still remembers the BS she’d spew about how she thinks she so sexy, confident and how men are intimidated by her.

    Did M. Bay tell her to chop off her nose and inject her face?
    Did M. Bay tell her to lose all her curves and walk around with shit colored hair?
    Did M.Bay tell her to pose in all her magazines half naked?
    Did M. Bay tell her to open her mouth in general? Or accept any of those roles?

    NO

    There is never a movie where she is NOT naked. Micheal Bay did NOT tell her to do that to heselfr she did it all on her own. Even when she was on TV PRIOR TO TRANSFORMERS she’d prance around in a bikini and belly bare tank tops prostitute heels and mini skirts so cut the BS Megan Fox. You were trailer trash when Bay found you. You’re still trailer trash only now you’ve got ZERO respect and even less talent.

    Now stop polluting the world with your worthless self and do what everybody wants and just DISAPPEAR. Youre not apart of TF anymore and that was your own damn fault. I hope you do go to the premiere though – because that would be such sweet irony. Youre still nothing without transformers.

  • Jen

    She’s not wearing her wedding ring…

  • iknowwhatyoudidlastsummer

    @Damien: its how she was treated..not that she was against sexy roles…

  • john

    YOU GUYS ARE MISSING THE POINT.. ITS NOT ABOUT MEGAN FOXS FILM ROLE CHOICES.. ITS MORE ABOUT SHIA CALLING OUT MICHAEL BAY THROUGH MEGAN FOX.. sorry for the caps .. but sometimes people dont see the trees through the forrest..shia had an axe to grind and he most certainly implied Michael Bay is a skeeve ball..

  • littlebird

    @Jen:
    why should she, she’s going to the nail salon

  • *Angieee*

    @littlebird: It just says “salon”. And I wasn’t aware a ring on would interfere with getting nails done. She has looked unhappy in candids lately hmmm

  • kate

    omg i have longer hair than megan fox, i never thought i’d see the day

  • Andie

    Megan is the BEST. Period.

    And I respect her decision and I’m on her side. It’s not a matter of roles. It’s a matter of how she was treated.

    She was a men eater and a prostitute in films but in none of them she got her ass stuck in the screen the way BAY did with her in her opening scene in TF2.

    There’s a difference between sexy and vulgar pervertion aka BAY.

    TEAM MEGAN FORR LIFE.

  • john

    why bring michael up if he wasnt a scum bag??.. the question was about megan fox leaving transfomers..and shia volunteered Miachel Bays name.. stay on topic trolls..

  • sara

    #18 you are so right.
    Take a look at all of the female oscar winners of the last decade-can anyone think of any that haven’t played a sexed-up role and actually gotten naked on screen? I can’t. Megan Fox is playing up that part of herself just like countless have before her. It’s one thing to portray a dumb bimbo as an actress, it’s another to be treated like one by your boss.

  • Andie

    @*Angieee*:

    Stop being evil. She was dining with husband last saturday. Do some research. If she was having problems in her marriage she wouldn’t even go out with him in the first place.

  • Andie

    @*Angieee*:

    Stop being evil. She was dining with husband last saturday. Do some research. If she was having problems in her marriage she wouldn’t even go out with him in the first place.

    Plus, she doesn’ wear her wedding ring from time to time since last year. She doesn’t feel the need to do it just to prove she’s happily married. ;)

  • TEAM FOX

    Stop being evil. She was dining with husband last saturday. Do some research. If she was having problems in her marriage she wouldn’t even go out with him in the first place.

    Plus, she doesn’ wear her wedding ring from time to time since last year. She doesn’t feel the need to do it just to prove she’s happily married. ;)

  • *Angieee*

    @Andie: Right, because you know her personally. It’s just an observation

  • http://Www.gsr-twn.blogspot.com FFer

    Fox signs and wonders seem to follow me wherever I go. I guess the woman chooses the man, not the other way around.

  • Andie

    @*Angieee*:

    I don’t but I have brains to know that there are couples who don’t feel the need to do it. And again: If she was having problems in her marriage she wouldn’t even go out with him in the first place.

    I don’t need to know her personally to know that.

  • Eden

    I call bull. Megan Fox has MARILYN MONROE tattooed on her arm for the world to see and the last few roles she’s played has her half naked on the screen. She’s got the case of young, dumb, and can’t figure out which way to sway.

  • ahaha

    yea whatever… Foxy’s latest movie went straight to dvd and isn’t even being sold at TARGET stores. since then she managed to get 2 supporting roles which i’m sure she’s awful in too. only time will tell before she completely fades away. why are her fans so defensive on this site? she’s pretty, nothing more

  • CKL

    Shia is as bad as her biting the hand that feeds and insulting Rosie.

  • CKL

    Waiting for a retraction……

  • Eden

    @CKL: Except 1. Shia can act and 2. in most sh!t talking cases, guys don’t get career slapped as much as women

  • Fluze

    Michael Bay sounds like a horny douchebag.

  • Eden

    @God: Oh my, God has spoken and the almighty is angry enough to send us to hell because “it’s 2011 and women aren’t victims anymore since we go to college”. Does that explain the thousands of girls and women still exploited in the world on a daily basis for sex, violence, and drugs?? I feel like Brother Jed on campus is back again and he’s here on JJ…ALL OVER AGAIN. And if anyone who went to college knows who I’m talking about, you know that crazed dude screaming “you’ve all sinned and will go to hell!!!” Only the one ignoring the thousands of victims will go to hell, and that’s you buddy.

  • iknowwhatyoudidlastsummer

    @God: its not bs, shia said it

  • LadyB

    “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…..WHAT —- I guess Shia does not know Megan that much. She loves playing the sex symbol role. The reason why she left is because she has a hard time working with a film crew that put out that nasty letter about her to the world. Can you imagine going to work and you don`t know who exactly sent that letter to the press. That would have been hard.

  • Damien

    Megan Fox CHOSE her roles. PERIOD. She has and always has played the sex card; then she whines about being sexualized? WELL guess what you stupid bimbo, you put Monroe on your arm for a reason. YOU WANTED TO BE A SEX OBJECT. Thats what you got now STFU Megan Fox and get the hell out of hollywood because you are nothing if you arent naked. Thats the card you played thats what you were dealt too late to repair that reputation of yours. You will never be an actress worth anything but sex.

  • ryann

    she can’t act. what else she can play? she seems very comfortable playing a sex object if u ask me.

  • summer

    @Damien: you don’t get it, it’s about being treated like a human being

  • Erin

    That’s BS. Don’t blame the director’s “style”, whatever it may be, for focusing on more “sexier” shots so you leave and now you’re doing Armani lingerie?! I’m sorry I can’t put it more eloquently, but it just seems contradictory.

  • Damien

    @summer:

    Oh Please haven’t you heard of the Hollywood saying ? You get a million per pic but you sell your soul for a dime. Pzt youre not in Hollywood so why should you even care? If Farse Megan doesnt liek how shes treated they GET OUT. Megan Fox knew what she was getting into the day she signed the dotted line – and she CHOSE to conduct herself . Also newsflash since when does anybody treat anyone like a human being – we f!@#$^& wage wars for oil killing kids and displacing anybody who objects. Check your moral compass summer its WAY off. There is no such thing as human being treatment.

  • Kandy

    If this were true why hasn’t she come out and said all this herself. All of you saying she is so brave and blah blah blah She hasn’t said that is the reason for leaving if in fact she did leave on her own accord and not fired. And Megan, here’s a news flash, just because someone asks you to do something, whether it’s washing a car in a bikini or whatever, no is always an option. And if it is two movies later then you start to complain then I think you have lost all your rights to be a b*tch about it at that point.

  • kate

    Megan hides behind her sexuality when actually she’s very insecure. Just like Marilyn… maybe that’s why she got that tattoo because she relates

  • L

    I never really liked her and she has had Lots of plastic surgery, but at least she doesn’t call the paps, and its obvious from the pics she’s not looking for attention

  • Stranger

    I love u MEGAN FOX

  • Stranger

    I falling in love with megan and like shia and hate rosie<(so much)

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