Depending on whom you believe, Megan Fox either quit Paramount’s Transformers 3 project, which was to begin production this month, or the studio decided not to pick up her option. Maybe there’s a little of both going on here, but only a few parties know the truth of which came first.
Now considering that Fox said all sorts of negative things about Transformers director Michael Bay, including comparing him to Hitler during a magazine interview in 2009, it wouldn’t be surprising if he and Paramount changed their mind and went with another star. However, TheWrap is saying that numerous other actresses have also had issues with Bay in the past, including Kate Beckinsale and Isabel Lucas. The Sun is saying that Fox and Bay had a big fight about her weight. It seems that she had lost a lot more weight than Bay was comfortable with, and possibly gave her an ultimatum about gaining some weight if she wanted to part of Transformers 3. Fox also recently told Allure magazine that Bay didn’t like her skin tone, but as a result of the tanning she did, she was not going to do it again due to fear of skin cancer. (The pics here are of here from her GQ shoot, when she was pretty curvy but still slender.)
When you factor in Fox’s obsessive-compulsive tendencies and Bay’s reputed controlling behavior, it probably doesn’t make for a good mix. And even if the Transformers franchise did well (for being based on a toy) and made Fox’s name, she has tons of work right now. Ultimately, it doesn’t really matter whether she quit or Bay didn’t want her.