Megan Fox recently opened up about being sacked from the blockbuster movie franchise Transformers. The actress confessed that losing her role in the hit film was a “low point” in her acting career.
In the third sequel of the movie, the 31-year-old did not appear anymore and was replaced by model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. She admitted that she was fired because of her “diva” behavior on the set.
During her candid interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Megan Fox reflected on her haughty behavior in the past and shared how such actions affected her career. To sum up her story, her attitude when she was a young star inflicted harm on her profession.
In particular, she said that while working in Transformers, she was fired due a rift with director Michael Bay. Megan recalled that she was given a chance to continue working in her breakout role through a simple apology but she had been firm instead and did not do it.
“All I had to do was apologize – and I refused.”
Further, E! News reported that Megan Fox and Michael Bay’s working relationship fell apart after the former was interviewed in 2009. In the report, Bay supposedly told GQ Magazine that it was Steven Spielberg who suggested that he fire Megan Fox after comparing him to Hitler when on the movie set. However, Spielberg denied the claims.
Commenting at the time when she was axed, Megan Fox said she realized later that it was totally the low point of her career. Then again, the actress stated that if that had not happened, she would not have learned invaluable lessons from the experience.
“I was so self-righteous at 23, I couldn’t see that it was for the greater good. I really thought I was Joan of Arc.”
Megan Fox added that her dismissal hurt not only herself but many people around her as well. Nevertheless, despite losing such a big opportunity in Transformers, Megan Fox managed to secure a role in a horror movie entitled Jennifer’s Body. She got the job in the same year she was fired from the robot-themed film franchise.
Finally, when Megan Fox was dropped from the cast of Transformers: Dark of the Moon in 2011, she and Michael Bay were able to fix the falling-out between them. When things got better, they started to work again together and she starred in Bay’s reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in 2014 and 2016.
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