Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: ‘My ‘Transformers’ audition was awful’

Actress claims she was surprised to replace Megan Fox

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has said she thought she was “awful” at her Transformers: Dark Side Of The Moon audition – and was unaware she was being lined up to replace Megan Fox.

The actress has been cast by director Michael Bay as leading man Shia LaBeouf‘s new love interest.

The new recruit, speaking in the new issue of Total Film 178, said: “I went to the casting unaware they were looking for a new female lead. We were told it was for a ‘nemesis’ role and I left thinking I was awful. The next day I was offered the lead!”

She added: “I met with Shia that evening and within three weeks I was on set shooting my first scenes.”

Both Bay and LaBeouf have insisted that the third movie in the series will be a vast improvement from 2009’s critically-mauled second installment, Revenge Of The Fallen.

LaBeouf told FHM last year: “There are a lot of people that liked the second one, but I hated it. I just didn’t enjoy it. I thought we missed the mark. I got confused, I couldn’t see what the fuck was going on, you know, with certain robots…”

He added: “I know that directors Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg are dedicated to making the best movie we possibly can, and we’re not going to miss next time.”