Posted Fri, June 3, 2011 9:44am EST

Shia LaBeouf Reveals: Megan Fox Couldn't Handle Being Sexy In 'Transformers!'

Posted Fri, June 3, 2011 9:44am EST

Do you agree Megan was too ‘awkward’ to handle her super-sexy role & that newcomer Rosie is a better fit?

Apparently the Transformers movie franchise is no place for self-respecting women, at least according to star Shia LaBeouf. In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Shia says the real reason Megan Fox quit the franchise after the second installment is that she couldn’t handle being objectified. “[Director Michael Bay] films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality,” Shia explained. “It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Megan] never got comfortable with it.”

“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. … 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 ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”

Shia’s new co-star Rosie Huntington-Whitely, however, is used to being seen as nothing but a piece of meat. A delicious, sexy piece of meat.

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

Ouch! Do you think Shia’s statement is totally sexist, or does he have a valid point about Michael Bay movies? Hit the comments section with your thoughts!

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gwen

Posted at 12:29 AM on June 20, 2012  

I loved Megan’s charatcter and her in Transformers, and the relationship with her and Shia on screen. The woman in the third movie was just out of place. They would be better off to have him alone then with another fem fatal. Everyone I know felt like putting another female in Megan’s place was unacceptable and likend it to Replacing Robert Pattenson in Twightlight

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Kishore

Posted at 4:35 PM on February 17, 2012  

Well, I guess it’s nice to know that we pairtcce gender equality in blaming the other woman/man. If Megan Fox cheated on her boyfriend, she is the jerk. Is it tasteless for Shia LaBeouf to talk about it? Sure, but she’s still the one who did something wrong.

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erica

Posted at 4:04 PM on August 31, 2011  

I don’t believe is because of that. Come on she shining more than Shia and he couldn’t deal with it. He’s so egocentric.

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With

Posted at 12:16 AM on June 22, 2011  

Well, great to know that megan still respected herself. Job and professionalism are important. But are they more important than your self-respect? I don’t think so.

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Saray1207

Posted at 6:03 PM on June 5, 2011  

Its not about being comtrable of being sexy. Its call acting. She needed for the character to come aliveAnd thats there job, for Actors

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Shay

Posted at 12:56 AM on June 6, 2011  

If you aren’t comfortable with it, you shouldn’t do it. When you start doing things you aren’t comfortable, you become a sellout.
If what is said here is true, It’s sad she was expected to act like a piece of meat for testosterone-laden 16 year-olds.

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Alicia

Posted at 10:55 PM on June 14, 2011  

I could not agree with your statement enough. I’m glad she quite if that’s how it made her feel. Do what you love, but don’t compromise who you are, or how something make you feel.

 
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trishana

Posted at 11:27 PM on July 7, 2012  

But a part of ACTING is to BECOME your character how you behave off screen is your own buisness.Every role that is given to her is not going to be perfect for her morals.Megan knew what she was getting into when she first auditioned,if she wasn’t comfortable why did she audition?I don’t this is true,it doesnt make sense…If she felt so uncomfortable then why would she do 2 movies?

 
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KL

Posted at 5:06 PM on June 5, 2011  

She didn’t like it? Really?? Then I find it odd how someone so repulsed by turning men on found herself doing all sorts of provocative photo shoots. Not to mention how she dresses. No, I’m glad Megan is gone. And the girl NEVER acts like she’s bothered by men gawking at her. I think she craves it…but now that she’s married…possibly for her husband, she might be trying to get clean…lol

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C

Posted at 11:55 PM on June 4, 2011  

Megan Fox didn’t quit. She was fired for calling the director a NAZI and being disrespectful to the other film workers.

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Vince

Posted at 1:50 AM on June 5, 2011  

Nah, it turns out Megan Fox is just a mannequin, and it was the guy that unpacked her and set her up at the shoots that got fired.

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Dave

Posted at 3:03 AM on June 5, 2011  

really that has been denied by all involved

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DougTheBug

Posted at 11:18 PM on June 4, 2011  

Yay! The vapid bimbo is gone. I might just watch the third movie. Hey Megan, McDonalds is hiring.

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toH amaM

Posted at 1:06 PM on June 4, 2011  

I’m a huge fan of Transformers, but I’m a Megan Fox fanatic too…and that’s why I’m so devastated knowing Megan is no longer part of the new series… Yeah, I know, it’s still Transformers anyway…but let’s face it, it makes a big difference!… It’s like saying; it’s my favorite dish, but then I suddenly lost the appetite of eating it!!!

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Lyle

Posted at 10:03 AM on June 4, 2011  

The movie is about the Transformers, not the eye candy that is cast to lure in the male movie going public. The only reason a woman was cast in this movei is to bring in the older guys (past teen age) that the robots would not normally attract. Its a Michael Bay film. There will be lots of explosions, action and fast paced dialogue. This is not a “film” it is a movie. It is escapism and fun. Try not to think too much about it. Just enjoy the fun it provides for 2-3 hours on a hot summer afternoon.

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Abby

Posted at 6:40 AM on June 4, 2011  

I dont understand why people are saying their not going to the movie because it doesnt have megan fox. i think shia was not trying to be mean he was just saying one is more comfortable with being sexy in front of the camera more, but why is meagn fox OK, with posing practicably naked but not acting sexy in a movie?? i love these movies and im a huge fan… im going to see them no matter who the lead female is…

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Nastja

Posted at 4:02 AM on June 4, 2011  

i dont like Rosie all. i think that no one can replace Megan in transformers.

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marian

Posted at 10:14 PM on June 3, 2011  

i see what he’s saying, i don’t think he’s trying to be mean

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fan4one

Posted at 8:29 PM on June 3, 2011  

I dont like that Rosie girl, I think her face is funny and she always has a stupid look on it. I loved the Transformers movies but I’m NOT watching this one BECAUSE of Rosie (she probably can’t act just like Giselle in that lame Taxi movie) I like Megan, is she the best actress? No but she is still good and way better looking than Rosie.

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Heather Nicole Lewis

Posted at 12:00 PM on June 3, 2011  

I think Megan knows that she is sexy and she doesnt mind being seen that way and Rosie doesnt even compare to Megan in any way shape or form Theres are tons of fans of the Transformers movies that arent even going to watch the new one for the simple fact that Megan isnt going to be in it and this includes me!!!

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marian

Posted at 10:17 PM on June 3, 2011  

i’m going to see the movie, but not because of soo hot chick. i’m actualy going to see the transformers, the whole point of the moive. she wasn’t that importantany way.

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Paula

Posted at 11:27 AM on June 3, 2011  

Ouch Shia! Nothing like biting the hand that helped make you famous. Megan may not have been comfortable with Bay’s direction, but she sure did a great job pulling it off! Isn’t that what “acting” is all about? Being the character!

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ItCouldBAny1

Posted at 12:21 PM on June 5, 2011  

It’s not like Shia’s got nothing to lose. The Bayformers trilogy’s over(thank god) so he could say whatever he wants.

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