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Shia LaBeouf says Megan Fox sucked at Transformers because she is a secret feminist and uncomfortable with her sexiness:
“Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael [Bay], who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women. 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.’”
So cleavage Nazi Michael Bay kept screaming at Megan to stick her tits out, and the result was the most scorched earth director-actor relationship of the decade? Fair enough. Megan’s replacement is better, says Shia, because “Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] comes with this Victoria’s Secret background… she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different.” Finally, no tiresome feminists to ruin the raging teenage boners.