Megan Fox: Michael Bay’s Like ‘Napoleon’ & ‘Wants To Be Like Hitler’
First Published: September 3, 2009 6:03 PM EDT Credit: Mariano Vivanco/WONDERLAND Magazine
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Megan Fox starred in the biggest movie of the summer, the Michael Bay-directed “Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen,” but according to the actress, the director almost killed her and co-star Shia LaBeouf with his “Napoleon” and “Hitler” tendencies.
The box office bombshell unleashed on Bay in an interview with Britain’s Wonderland magazine in its September/October issue.
“God, I really wish I could go loose on this one,” she said when asked about her most and least favorite parts when it comes to working with the action flick director. “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation.”
And Megan’s comparisons don’t stop with just the 19th century dictator.
“He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward,” Megan continued. “He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him. He’s vulnerable and fragile in real life and then on set he’s a tyrant.”
And according to Megan, Bay pushes his actors to the almost breaking point while filming.
“Shia and I almost die when we make a ‘Transformers’ movie,” she told the mag. “He has you do some really insane things that insurance would never let you do.”
Access Hollywood has reached out to Megan’s rep to confirm that she indeed made these comments, but has not heard back yet as of press time.
However, Megan isn’t the first Hollywood star to bite the hand that helped make them into a household name.
During an appearance on the “Late Show with David Letterman” in July, Katherine Heigl noted her return to the “Grey’s Anatomy” set was greeted by some long days.
“Our first day back was Wednesday [of last week], and I keep saying this because I hope it embarrasses them – [it was] a 17-hour day,” she told Dave on July 20. “I think it’s cruel and mean.”
And while Heigl may have said the comment in jest, ABC entertainment president Stephen McPherson didn’t find her remarks too funny. He fired back at the ABC TCA presentation in August, saying “I think it’s unfortunate. People are going to behave in the way they choose to behave. There are so many people who work so hard on ‘Grey’s,’ and all of our shows, without any notoriety and those are the ones I’d be concerned about, people who feel like they’re being criticized or looked down upon.”
On Wednesday, it was announced that Heigl would take a five-episode hiatus from “Grey’s” to shoot the romantic comedy “Life As We Know It.”
Also in July, “Twilight’s” Rachelle Lefevre was replaced in the vampire series’ third movie, “Eclipse,” due to a scheduling conflict. She told Access in a statement that she was “stunned” by the studio’s decision and “never did I fathom I would lose the role over a 10 day overlap. I was happy with my contract with Summit and was fully prepared to continue to honor it. Summit chose simply to recast the part.”
Summit responded to Rachelle’s statement saying, “We feel that her choice to withhold her scheduling conflict information from us can be viewed as a lack of cooperative spirit which affected the entire production.”
Rachelle was replaced by Bryce Dallas Howard in the third installment of the vampire series.
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