Thirty-seven-year-old American actress Megan Fox made her acting debut in the family film Holiday in the Sun 2001, later on starred in numerous supporting roles in film and television, such as the teen musical comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen 2004, and also her role in the ABC sitcom Hope & Faith that aired from 2004–2006. Her breakout role was Mikaela Banes, a character she played in the blockbuster action film Transformers 2007, for which she returned to star in its sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009. She also portrayed her iconic character in the horror comedy Jennifer's Body, the very same year. In 2014, Fox starred as April O'Neil in the superhero action film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and its sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows 2016, and starred as Reagan Lucas in the fifth and sixth seasons of the Fox sitcom New Girl 2016–2017. Megan Fox has been described as a Hollywood sex symbol, Fox has made appearances in numerous magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone, and FHM.Furthermore, she has received several awards including two Scream Awards and four Teen Choice Awards.
The live-action Transformers is a multi-million dollar franchise but unfortunately, many dark secrets and problematic situations are connected to the film adding more to the existing ongoing drama. Despite the movie being an immense success, many secrets from the set were revealed. One of the many included the feud between Magan Fox and Michel Bay. Even after being a box office hit, the behind-the-scenes drama and the bitter relationship between the cast and the crew was pretty evident on screen and hence the fans started feeling emotionally distant from the franchise.
Here are top 3 dark secrets of Megan Fox from the set of Transformers:
Megan Fox Had to Wash Michael Bay's Car To Audition
Watching a movie about robots with action sequences is definitely fun but there is no denying that Megan Fox’s role, her beauty, and charm was the main factor that contributed to the success of the first Transformers movie. The actress became immensely popular in Hollywood due to her highly objectified scenes throughout the two films. As the targeted audience for this film was young men, the creators made sure the only reason women had to be in an action film was to become either a sex symbol or a love interest. This problematic ideology is harmful for both women and men. One of the many unacceptable things Bay did was make sure that even the audition process was also overly objectifying. Instead of asking Fox to perform monologues and judge her acting, he invited her to come over to his house and wash his Ferrari while he filmed her. This was highly disrespectful and sparked a bigger conversation about sexism and how women are not seen as human beings but only sex objects.
Megan Fox Compares Michael Bay To Hitler and Napoleon
It’s no shock that Fox’s work relationship with Bay was very messy. During her entire time being part of the franchise she and other actors constantly had disputes and arguments with their director Micheal Bay who created a hostile work environment and pressured the cast members to do things they weren't comfortable doing. At last Megan Fox had had enough with Michael Bay, she was tired of the exploitative treatment and called out her director before the production of The Dark of the Moon began. Not only did she compare him to Napoleon and say he wants to willingly have a bad-man reputation, she also said that he "wants to be like Hitler on his sets." Apart from that, she mentioned that Bay is very controlling, rigid, and demanding, he doesn’t care what the other person feels. After she exposed him, her time with the franchise immediately ended.
Crew Calls Megan Fox Unbearable
Many people believe there are two sides to the Bay-Fox conflict. After Magan released her comments about Micheal and his unacceptable behavior on set and the hostile work environment of the production, three members of the crew published an anonymous letter calling out the actress for her attitude. However, they did acknowledge that Bay is not an easy person to work with but simultaneously also appreciated him by describing him as loyal and fun. They also claimed to have worked with Bay for the last ten years, and praised the director for taking a "shy, inexperienced girl" and how Fox should be grateful for being given a big opportunity. Moreover, they quoted Fox being as "dumb-as-a-rock" and how she would use her looks and charm to her own advantage.