Michael Bay, Kate Beckinsale

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Michael Bay is finally speaking out following Kate Beckinsale's recent interview on The Graham Norton Show, where she shared that the director criticized her looks before filming the period drama.

"I think he was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than me head and I wasn't blond," she recalled on the show.

"I'd just had my daughter and had lost weight…but I was told that if I got the part, I'd have to work out and I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that."

Earlier this evening, Bay took to his website to clear the air in the wake of Beckinsale's comments.

"Kate and I are friendly. She is a fantastic actress, very funny, witty lady, sassy, speaks her mind, and I truly respect her. That's why she has come to so many of my Christmas parties and birthday parties."

Bay added that he "spoke to Kate today and she felt she told a funny story" on the late-night show.

"So I guess I was the ‘bad guy' 16 years ago for suggesting a trainer because she just had had her new beautiful baby girl—and she was about to enter into an intensive action movie," he wrote before noting, "95% of leads in movies have trainers and drink green juice!"

The Transformers director also uploaded a photo of the Pearl Harbor movie poster and penned, "Really? This poster has hung proudly over my desk for 15 years."

It looks like Bay has the final word, for now.


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