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Shia LaBeouf says Megan Fox and Michael Bay just didn't mix
Have we finally found out what drove Megan Fox and Michael Bay to become mortal creative enemies? Both the actress and the filmmaker have politically danced around and contradcted the other as to why Fox didn't return for "Transformers: Dark of the Moon." Now, it appears franchise leading man Shia LaBeouf has an intriguing theory on the subject. While speaking to the LA Times, the tempestuous actor explained what others have only theorized.
"Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” LaBeouf told the LA Times. “Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it. 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. There’s no time for ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”
Yes, LaBeouf thinks Fox's insecurity over being portrayed as a sex object was just too much to handle. Fox's replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whitley, has spent most of her career as a model - and a Victoria's Secret one as that - and, therefore, has no problem with Bay shooting her like a sex object. At least that's LaBeouf's theory.
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" opens nationwide and in 3D on June 29.