Did Steven Spielberg Get Megan Fox Fired From Transformers 3 for Hitler Comment?

Following Fox's replacement by a Victoria's Secret model in the third installment, Michael Bay reveals what he says was the real reason Fox was booted from the flick

By Brandi Fowler Jun 20, 2011 2:30 AMTags
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Megan Fox should have stuck to the script.

When the actress said director Michael Bay "wants to be like Adolf Hitler" in an interview, she may have angered someone other than the Transformers auteur.

Like Steven Spielberg.

Bay says it was Spielberg—the Schindler's List director and founder of the USC Shoah Foundation Institute—who objected the most strenuously to the insult, according to an inteview with GQ.

Although the 25-year-old stunner claimed she left the series to pursue other acting opportunities, Bay told GQ, "You know the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, 'Fire her right now.'"

And while the director claimed he wasn't hurt by Fox's comments comparing him to a racist, genocidal dictator, Spielberg is the executive producer of the flick.

Following that interview to British magazine Wonderland, crew members from the film released an open letter, in which they supported Bay and hammered Fox, calling her "dumb as a rock," among other things.

Fox was later replaced by Victoria Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitely in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which hits theaters July 4.