Yesterday I went on at length about how hot Megan Fox is, despite her really weird OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) issues. Like hating germs but being a slob. But it looks like director Michael Bay doesn’t think she’s all that and won’t have her reprising her role as Shia LaBeouf’s character’s love interest, Mikaela Barnes, on Transformers 3. Actually, the real story is either that Bay is getting back at Fox for comparing him to Hitler and saying he’s a nightmare to work for and that he has no social skills, or that she decided to leave the Transformers franchise on her own.
Looks as if both Transformers stars have a tendency to bite the hand that feeds. Shia LaBeouf made comments about Transformers 2 and the last Indiana Jones film. Fox’s comments about Bay had to do with her feelings that he pushed her towards over-tanning, which result in her skin having a sort of orange quality. Bay had warned Fox about what working on Transformers 3 would be like:
“P.S. Megan Fox, welcome back. I promise no alien robots will harm you in any way during the production of this motion picture. Please consult your Physician when working under my direction because some side effects can occur, such as mild dizziness, intense nausea, suicidal tendencies, depression, minor chest hair growth, random internal hemorrhaging and inability to sleep. As some directors may be hazardous to your health, please consult your Doctor to determine if this is right for you.” [Source: Deadline]
Gemma Arterton (Clash of the Titans, Prince of Persia, Quantum of Solace) is possibly a front runner as a Transformers 3 replacement for Fox, though probably as a different character. She does have a mild resemblance to Fox, though Megan’s eyes have the same kind of feral, don’t screw with me quality that Angelina Jolie’s eyes have.
Fox’s last movie, 2009’s Jennifer’s Body skunked at the theaters, with less than a $17M domestic take, but she has a pretty busy schedule for 2010-11. Even without Transformers 3, she has six other projects in different stages of production. Jonah Hex and Passion Play are out this year, The Leaving, The Crossing, and Red Sonja are scheduled for 2011 release dates. She’s not the lead in Red Sonja, but given that it’s a “Conan the Barbarian” offshoot story, she’ll no doubt be doing in it what she does best: being scantily clad.