Bay cast her as an extra in ‘Bad Boys 2’… her role? Dance under a waterfall at a nightclub wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a cowboy hat. Hot, right? She was 15 years old…
Okay, so… I loathed Transformers 2. It was utterly stupid for all the wrong reasons and I am quite flabbergasted at this ‘oh its a mindless popcorn movie’ drivel of an excuse. Such and such people are bloody mindless for insinuating such stupidity to be acceptable entertainment. It was nothing but a cultured mess of racist jokes infused with sexuality and militaristic porn with a dash of $200 million of CGI.
I digress, I am reading a lot of things about Michael Bay and liking him less and less. There has been a lot of spat going back and forth between the two if you haven’t been hearing. During press runs around the release of Transformers 2, Megan Fox made the following comments:
First about how her acting abilities in the first Transformers movie only showed … “seven percent. On the new one, I tried. But unless you’re a seasoned veteran, working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience. I don’t want to blow smoke up people’s ass. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting. And once you realize that, it becomes almost fun because you can be in the moment and go, ‘All right, I know that when he calls Action! I’m either going to be running or screaming, or both.”
Bay hit right back:
“Well, that’s Megan Fox for you. She says some very ridiculous things because she’s 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, “Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it.” But I 100% disagree with her. Nick Cage wasn’t a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in “Armageddon.” Shia LaBeouf wasn’t a big movie star before he did “Transformers”—and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from “Bad Boys.” Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in “Transformers.” I like to think that I’ve had some luck in building actors’ careers with my films.”
Bay did seem to make very credible points with his response, however things started taking a disturbing turn when rumours began swirling that Bay made Megan Fox doing a sultry car wash while being taped for her audition… I really hope this is not true.
Regardless, the following punch by Fox in this battle is without a doubt true and on film for the world to see. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel, Megan Fox revealed the details of her first encounter with Michael Bay:
“The first time I ever met him, I was 15, and I was an extra on Bad Boys 2. We were shooting this club scene, and they brought me in, and I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat, and six-inch heels. And they took me to Mike and he approved it. And they said, ‘You know, Michael, she’s 15, so you can’t sit her at the bar and she can’t have a drink in her hand.’ So his solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet. And that’s… At 15 and I was in tenth grade. So that’s sort of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind.”
I was quite impressed with the excellent use of the word ‘microcosm’ by Fox, smart lady. And I quite enjoyed the part where they discuss Bay’s recklessness with the actors and explosions …“That’s how Michael thinks, you lose a leg, you can see CG it on and then…”.
Anyway, I am extremely satisfied at the repercussions this will have on Michael Bay and his magnanimous ego. I wish him nothing but the worse, and it is duly coming to him.
In positive news, there is all the hope in the world that Bay will be in jail when production on ‘Transformers 3’ starts. If not, I can guarantee these two will never be working together again. So Paramount, who do you like more? Megan Fox or… I won’t even ask.
In the words of the infamous Benjamin Linus, Good bye Michael.credit to www.slashfilms.com for the image