Replacing Megan Fox
I’m a fan of Transformers. I enjoyed the cartoons as a kid and I’ve so far enjoyed Michael Bay’s adaptation to the big screen. Bay has used a formula for the movies that has resulted in huge successes for his first two installments. 75% explosions, battle scenes and CGI special effects and 25% dressing Megan Fox up in tight little outfits and parading her around with Shia LeBeouf.
For the most part, this equation has worked perfectly for the typical Transformer fan. But, as Michael Bay prepared for the third Transformer movie, he inexplicably fired Megan Fox. But then he explained it, so I guess that makes is explicably. There’s no red line under explicably so I assume that’s what his explanation makes it.
Michael Bay had Megan Fox gain weight for each of the first tow movies. Not a huge amount of weight mind you as she still couldn’t have tipped the scales at more than 110 pounds soaking wet in either movie, but she weighed more while filming both movies than she does in her own time.
The official story is that Bay and Fox had “differences in opinions” and that Fox was out as Mikaela Banes. However, the differences in opinion seem to be about Fox’s weight. Michael Bay wants more and Megan Fox wants less. I’m a red-blooded American male. There aren’t many of us that find Megan Fox unattractive, but I do prefer the Megan Fox with a little more weight on her as opposed to the sickly-thin version she seems to prefer.
But here’s what I don’t get. If you’re going to replace Megan Fox in the series for being too thin, why do it with a Victoria’s Secret model who looks just as in need of a nice meal as Megan Fox was? The list of potential replacements were mostly either swimsuit or lingerie models. Maybe Rosie Huntington-Whiteley has agreed to tack on fifteen to twenty pounds to come up to Michael Bay’s preference.
I’m with Michael Bay on this one. Sometimes his substantial use of practical effects is overdone, and he oversexes the women in his films a lot, but at least he understands that there is such a thing as “too thin” and that there’s nothing wrong with a curvy woman.
Perhaps you noticed that neither woman looks too happy in each picture here. Maybe that’s because no one told them that it’s fine to weigh more than a pencil—even in Los Angeles.