Megan Fox Comments On Transformers: Dark of the Moon Controversy
While making the TIFF press rounds, Megan Fox finally opened up about all the drama surrounding her and the Transformers franchise.
While discussing her new movie, Friends With Kids during the Toronto International Film Festival [TIFF], Megan Fox opened up just a a little, to Moviefone about her side of the Transformers controversy.
Image courtesy of Collider.
With the recent Shia Labeouf interview and the 'Transformers' situation, why didn't you clarify or defend yourself?
I didn't want to talk about it while they're on the press tour because I didn't want to try to throw mud at them. I didn't want that movie to suffer. Especially because I love Shia. I wanted that movie to do well for him. I didn't want to have this big media war over something that really was so silly and it would have just been my ego needing to engage in a war, at that point. Of course, there will be a time when I want to tell my side of the story. I just don't feel it was appropriate while they were promoting the movie.
Are you saying that was a no-win situation?
Right. Like, "She's trying to take away from the movie." So it was best to let them say what they were going to say. It's fine.
With everything that happened with the 'Transformers 3' situation with you ...
With what you read in the press.
Well, yes. And I get why you wouldn't be happy, but at the same time I'd kind of want to know how the story, the movie itself, ends. Did you see 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'?
I haven't seen it yet, but I will see it. I mean, if they hadn't been hitting me so hard on the press tour, I would have gone to the theater. But I felt like that would have been a disaster: Me sitting with a packed theater of people watching the movie. So I didn't go. I mean, I have nothing against watching it. And I love Shia to death; I love him unconditionally. And I love that crew. I'm really close to the hair, makeup and wardrobe that made that movie. I want to see it for them. I know it looked amazing in the trailer. Out of all three trailers, that was the trailer that I was like, "Wow, sh*t, this is a huge movie." So I think it will be an interesting, fun thing to watch, I just haven't gotten around to it yet.
I'm picturing the blog headlines, "Megan Fox Watches 'Transformers'!"
I couldn't do it. Then that would turn into not just me wanting to see the movie, that would have been like, "She's trying to take attention from the movie by being at the theater when it's released." It's a lose-lose. So I'll just watch it on Netflix back home.
Looks like Fox is taking the high road here, after Michael Bay and the LeBeouf literally ran an old-school "smear campaign" against Fox while promoting the movie. Maybe Miss Fox isn't as bad as Hollywood tries to make her out to be or maybe she's just maturing. Regardless, we know they will make a sequel with the box office numbers Dark of the Moon garnered, so maybe Fox, Bay, and LeBeouf will reconcile their differences and she'll rejoin the team......(probably, not). Oh well, enjoy this photo gallery, in the meantime.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a 2011 American science fiction-action film based on the Transformers toy line. First released on June 23, 2011, it is the third installment of the live-action Transformers film series. Like its predecessors, Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon is directed by Michael Bay and produced by Steven Spielberg. The film's story structure revolves around a genuine NASA manned mission to the Moon. Three years after the events of the second film and 42 years after the Apollo 11 space race, the Autobots continue to work for the NEST (Networked Elements: Supporters and Transformers) military force. Meanwhile, the Decepticons unveil a plan to use the new groundbreaking technology, the Pillars, to enslave Humanity in order to save the home planet of the Transformers, Cybertron.
Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, and John Turturro reprised their starring roles, with Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving returning to voice the characters Optimus Prime and Megatron, and Kevin Dunn and Julie White reprising their roles as the parents of the main protagonist, Sam Witwicky. English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley replaced Megan Fox as the lead female character; the cast also saw the additions of Patrick Dempsey, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, and Frances McDormand. Leonard Nimoy, Keith Szarabajka, Ron Bottitta, John DiMaggio, George Coe, and Francesco Quinn joined the film's voice cast. The script was written by Ehren Kruger, who also collaborated on the narrative of the second film of the series. Bay has stated this would be his last installment in the series. Dark of the Moon was shot with both regular 35mm film cameras and specially developed 3-D cameras, with filming locations including Indiana, Washington, D.C., Moscow, Florida, and Chicago. The film was rendered specifically for 3-D, and the visual effects involved more complex robots which took longer to render.
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