The Victoria’s Secret model is taking over as Shia LaBeouf’s love interest — and her character may even be related to Megan’s butt-kicking student Mikaela Banes!
Who is the new Megan Fox? Director Michael Bay has cast 23 year-old Victoria’s Secret lingerie model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as Shia LaBeouf‘s (aka Sam Witwicky) love interest reports Access Hollywood. This comes just a week after Paramount Pictures confirmed on May 20th that Megan would not be returning for the third installment.
Other front runners for the role (HollywoodLife.com hears producers are trying to make Rosie’s character a relation of Megan’s Mikaela Banes), included Ashley Greene, Brooklyn Decker, Prince of Persia‘s Gemma Arterton, and of course Heidi Montag (or so she thought).
Gutsy Heidi made it her mission to get Bay to notice her for the role. Through Twitter, she sent Bay a home-made looking audition tape demonstrating that she wasn’t afraid to transform into the role of an expert shooter. Unfortunately, she tweeted it to a “fake” Michael Bay account. Hey, you got to hand it to her — at least she made a play to get her name on the casting list.
Unluckily for Heidi, Bay had his mind set on the VS supermodel. And according to IMDb, this is going to be Rosie’s acting debut — wearing “Angel” wings on runways are the closest things she has to acting credits to date!.
As for Megan — she wants Bay to know that he can have his new girl because “it was her decision not to return,” a representative told People on Megan’s behalf. But, “she wishes the franchise the best.”
Guess Rosie you better pick out an industrial-padded bra to prep for your Transformers role. Can’t wait to see you on the film’s July 1, 2011 planned release date.
– Lindsey DiMattina