Shia LaBeouf On Megan Fox Leaving Transformers: “Vibe Very Different”

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Oh, Shia LaBeouf. We don’t think the actor meant to suggest that the “vibe” was better on Transformers: Dark Of The Moon because new co-star Rosie Huntington-Whiteley doesn’t mind being treated like a piece of meat, but that’s sure how he came off talking to the LA Times about Megan Fox. “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [thing] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with [director] Michael [Bay], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” he explained. “Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it…When Mike would ask her to do specific things, there was no time for fluffy talk. We’re on the run. And the one thing Mike lacks is tact. There’s no time [to gently say] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”

Thankfully for the busy men of the cast and crew, Rosie didn’t mind Michael Bay’s more “Hitler”-y way of getting that back arched. “Rosie comes with this Victoria’s Secret background, and she’s comfortable with it,” says Shia. “So she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different.” Since Megan’s “Spice Girl strength” (oh, Shia) hasn’t kept her from posing in her underwear for Armani, it’s hard to believe she was that uncomfortable with being a sex object—unless Bay was putting the accent on object too much even for her. But thanks for at least trying to see this from Megan’s side, Shia. Now shut up and arch that back for the camera! The ladies want to see your LaBeouf!

[Photo: Getty Images]

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