Megan Fox: “Working With Michael Bay Is Not About An Acting Experience”
In a town as plastic and fake as Hollywood, it’s fun to see actors talk without a filter sometimes. In the new issue of Entertainment Weekly, Transformers star Megan Fox spoke candidly about the art and craft (or lack thereof) of director Michael Bay. When asked about how much of her acting range audiences have seen in the new sequel, she responded:
Seven percent. On the new one, I tried. But unless you’re a seasoned veteran, working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience… I mean, I can’t shit on this movie because it did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don’t want to blow smoke up people’s ass. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting.
Bay shot back by releasing this statement to the AP:
Well, that’s Megan Fox for you. She says some very ridiculous things because she’s 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing to do.
He feels a lot of action stars owe him some gratitude. He went on to say:
Nic Cage wasn’t a big actor when I cast him, nor was Ben Affleck before I put him in Armageddon. Shia Labeouf wasn’t a big movie star before he did Transformers – and then he exploded. Not to mention Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, from Bad Boys. Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in Transformers. I like to think that I’ve had some luck in building actors’ careers with my films.
Yeah, thanks Mr. Bay. If it wasn’t for you, Labeouf would’ve skipped Indy 4; Cage wouldn’t have starred in Bangkok Dangerous; Affleck would’ve turned down Pearl Harbor; and Smith never would have never visited the Wild Wild West. They probably would have focused more on personal art films with plots. Scary, huh? The world would have never known those magnificent action achievements.