Chris O’Dowd brands Michael Bay a ‘fucking asshole’

The actor was speaking about Megan Fox's 'Transformers' firing

Chris O’Dowd has hit out at Michael Bay over his spat with Megan Fox.

The actor’s co-star in Friends With Kids was fired from the Transformers movie series after saying in an interview that the director behaved like ”a tyrant” on set and compared him to Adolf Hitler.

She was replaced in the third film Dark Of The Moon by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

O’Dowd has now jumped to Fox’s defence. He told the Toronto Sun: ”I don’t know the ins and outs of it but it’s all down to having a fallout with Michael Bay. But who wouldn’t have a fallout with him?

”It’s one of the [most] sexist things I’ve ever seen. She called him an asshole. Well, he is a fucking asshole. She’s not the only one who’s said that. Why has she been singled out?’

He was equally scathing of the director’s work, adding: ”I would never fucking watch his films, never mind go and act in them.”

Friends With Kids reunites O’Dowd with Bridesmaids co-stars Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Jon Hamm. It is released in the UK on June 29.