I'm sure you've all heard by now that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is to replace Megan Fox for the latest Transformers movie. Considering that it was Megan Fox's breakout role, not to mention a multi-billion dollar franchise, it was pretty shocking to hear Fox insult the director, Michael Bay and turn down Transformers 3. Now, Shia LaBeouf speaks up about his former co-star and just how she really felt about her role as the sexist woman in America.
In LA Times blog, Shia talks about the director's penchant for filming women rather lasciviously; considering that the majority of the movie focused on Megan Fox's intense sex appeal, there's no surprise there. Labeouf defends Fox:
“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women,” LaBeouf said. “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. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting 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 for [LaBeouf assumes a gentle voice] ‘I would like you to just arch your back 70 degrees.’”
And what of the new lady in Sam Witwicky's life? Can Huntington-Whiteley live up to the standards that Mikaela set? Not only is she more comfortable in her role as a sizzling vixen due to her modeling as a Victoria's Secret Model, but she'll also provide support for the recently graduated Sam. The movie will have a whole different vibe, according to Labeouf:
“Sam’s sort of frustrated,” LaBeouf said. “He has no purpose in life. When he was with the Autobots, he had purpose. He was needed. But he’s got this very supportive girl Huntington-Whitley's Carly Miller who’s having him go to these job interviews and trying to nurture him, get him back on his feet. It’s a different female energy than he experienced with Mikaela, who was a very cold biker chick. This woman’s more of a maternal, loving type. Sam wants a domestic, eggs-in-the-morning kind of a thing.”
Certainly sounds like we'll face a whole different set of characters! Are you a hardcore Mikaela fan? Or can you get on Team Carly? Tell us what you think!
Kate.moon 21:47, June 3, 2011 (UTC)