In an interview with Cosmopolitan UK, Megan Fox revealed that being fired from the Transformers franchise was “the low point” of her career. Wait, how is her low point not Jonah Hex? Or the one where she was an angel in a freak show with Mickey Rourke?
Back in 2009, Megan gave an interview to Wonderland magazine in which she compared Transformers douche Michael Bay to a certain genocidal madman. It went over really well.
Her shock exit came about soon after Megan said of the film’s director, Michael Bay in an interview with Wonderland magazine, “He wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is.” Eek.
The legend is that, as soon as Transformers producer Steven Spielberg heard about this, he told Michael Bay to “fire her right now.” When the head of the Hollywood patriarchy gives you an order (oh, god what are we eventually going to find out about Spielberg?), you follow it. Megan discovered that she was going to be replaced by Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Transformers 3. And you haven’t really seen her that much since. It was probably not an excellent idea to make jaunty comments about Hitler when your boss’ boss is the director of Schindler’s List. But Megan was 23 at the time and way dumb. Now she’s 31 and less dumb.
“That was absolutely the low point of my career. But without – ‘that thing’, I wouldn’t have learned as quickly as I did. All I had to do was apologise – and I refused. 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 says that getting fired caused a lot of darkness in her life.
“It hurt me and a lot of other people. However, that darkness that descended caused enormous and brisk spiritual growth. Once I realised I [had] brought it on myself, it was an invaluable learning experience, looking back on it.”
Luckily, she ended up with the female lead in the rebooted Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. And when she says “hurt a lot of other people,” she means her baby daddy Brian Austin Green. David Silver not receiving his allowance for “babysitting” his own children will drop that darkness right on a girl. Mostly in the form of panicked phone calls calling her heartless and asking her if she wants him “TO END UP LIKE THAT BROKE BITCH TORI SPELLING??!?!”