Megan Fox is not a part of the new "Transformers" movie, but that doesn't stop her former costar Shia LaBeouf talking about her.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex blog, the actor reveals that the starlet wasn't comfortable with the role and director Michael Bay's shooting style.
"Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment 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 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. 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," he continued.
Fox may have had a hard time accepting her sex symbol status, yet she later filmed sexy roles in "Jennifer's Body" and "Jonah Hex." She certainly wasn't demure on the red carpet, judging by this gallery of provocative poses:
What about Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Fox's "Transformers" replacement?
"Rosie comes with this Victoria's Secret background, and she's comfortable with it," LaBeouf said. "So, she can get down with Mike's way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different."
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