Producer upset at 'director is Hitler' remarks.
Michael Bay has revealed that Steven Spielberg ordered the sacking of Megan Fox from Transformers: Dark of the Moon after she made disparaging remarks, comparing the film’s director to the Nazi leader.
In an interview with Wonderland in 2009, Fox said of Bay‘s work ethic, “He (Bay) wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for.”
Bay, director of Armageddon and Pearl Harbor, has now revealed to GQ magazine that this was too much for Spielberg, who explained, “You know, the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, “Fire her right now.”
At the time Transformers lead, Shia LeBeouf, defended the director stating, “There’s public name calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can’t do. She started shit talking our captain.”
Although in an interview with The LA Times Shia seemed to sympathise a little with his one time co-star, revealing, “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.”
Fox‘s character will not return for the third instalment but her role as the love interest of LaBeouf‘s character will now be played by British model and actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon will be released in UK cinemas next week on June 29.