Megan Fox may be sexy, but is that enough to get her back into blockbuster-franchise territory? Not if Steven Spielberg has anything to say about it. It was previously reported that Fox had compared Transformers director Michael Bay to Adolf Hitler during an interview with British magazine Wonderland. And while no one would mistake Bay for a mass murderer (at least offscreen), casually tossing off the H-word when attempting a simile involving a big-shot director generally doesn't go over too well.
So Spielberg, executive producer of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, apparently demanded that Bay fire Fox after hearing about the Hitler comment, contrary to previous PR-spun reports that had Fox voluntarily withdrawing from the film. Bay said, "You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now." Other crew members took shots at Fox on Bay's website, calling her "dumb as a rock" and comparing her acting chops to those of a porn star.
The twenty-five-year-old actress, who ironically appeared in the 2008 movie, How to Lose Friends & Alienate People, needs to do some image-engineering stat. Even her former co-star Shia LaBeouf told GQ, "She started shit-talking our captain. Which you can't do." Fox's replacement, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, is making her film debut but has already topped Maxim's Hot 100 List. She should be fine in Fox's place; how high could the acting bar have been set by someone whose last two movies were Jonah Hex and Passion Play?