Posted on 25 May 2010.
That didn’t take long. Less than 48 hours after we learned of Megan Fox’s ouster from the production of upcoming blockbuster Transformers 3, we get news that model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is set to replace her. Let me not pretend that I know anything about her. She is the gal in these photos, who consequently has never acted before. The 23 year old is a Victoria’s Secret model, which still doesn’t help me out, since they all look the same in various stages of undress. An internet search will yield similar results for the curious. But here she is.
JoBlo.com claims this is confirmed news, while others are still not commenting. I suspect where there is fire there is smoke. She supposedly beat out Mrs. Roddick, Brooklyn Decker, for the role, someone whose work I am familiar, as she was the cover girl for the last SI swimsuit issue. Is this a sign that Bay is not concerned about how well the female lead can act, but only how she looks? Perhaps. It’s the robots’ show and LeBeouf and company really are there to serve as down periods between robot action anyway (from what I gather). I suffered through the first film once and never saw the sequel. Sue me. Nevertheless, do you think that Transformers 3 can get by without Fox? If I was a betting man, which I sometimes I am, somehow, I think the production will be fine, the fans won’t miss Fox much (especially once the previews come out), and the film series can come to its ultimate (hopefully) conclusion here with the third chapter of Transformers. Agree?
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Posted on 23 May 2010.
So, Megan Fox has been kicked off of Transformers 3, or as her reps would have it, she has decided not to do it. Regardless of who was the one ultimately pulling the trigger here (and my odds are Director Michael Bay as the one who made the decision first), this is a sign that Megan Fox clearly doesn’t want a career in acting.
I don’t like to have to comment on something like this. My opinion is just that, and I can only assume that working with Bay can be a painstaking process to say the least. I know people that know him very well, and I am fairly comfortable with the notion that he is an ego-maniac. That being said, the man is a success, so an actor is typically not smart to get on his bad side. Especially one as “accomplished” as Fox. Since Megan has routinely put her foot in her own mouth in the press, she has to be largely the one to blame here. Michael giveth her an opportunity, and he taketh away.
Looks can only take an actress so far. Transforming robots can take them farther.
I know she has Jonah Hex coming up, which looks surprisingly good thus far, but after that what can she count on? I suspect Fox thought she was better than the production and despite the number of rumors out there (Bay wanted her to tan too much; Bay made her self-conscious and kept her thin), everything ultimately is tantamount to an excuse. Her loss is another actresses gain. Good move or bad on Megan’s part? Or do you side with Bay’s decision here?
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