Shia LaBeouf returns as Sam Witwicky in director Michael Bay's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" in summer 2011 with a new costar in model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. After Megan Fox was ousted from the franchise, LaBeouf didn't hold back his two cents on the controversy about her dropped option. "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 told Hero Complex. "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," he continued. "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." "Rosie comes with this Victoria's Secret background, and she's comfortable with it, so she can get down with Mike's way of working, and it makes the whole set vibe very different," he concluded.
Robert Zuckerman / Paramount Pictures
Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times