News time baby.
(In short) Talking shit about your director isn't always the smartest thing to do... When you do it to major international media sources.
This kinda story is very bittersweet to wake up to.
- Bitter, because I've got a few things for Fox, not just as a sex symbol either. She has a lot of potential, but maybe I'm the only guy in universe who thinks that.
- Sweet because, hell, this is big fuckin' news you tree-readin' suckas!
But Wait! There's more!
The decision was ultimately up to director, Michael Bay. A source who said, "giving Shia a new love interest makes more sense for the story," maybe it does. They want to cast a new love interest and Gemma Arterton is supposedly the front runner already. But this early in the game, who knows really.
There's honestly so much involved with all this shit, I'm even not gonna write everything out. So here is ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW courtesy of Deadline Hollywood/Nikki Finke, who is awesome. Plain and simple. And here is a timeline of events leading up to yesterday.
In short, if you don't feel like reading any of that, she's gone on record comparing Bay to Hitler and has had open probs with the dude. His crew members fired back with some comments of their own online, and those were the two biggest things for me that did it really.
When your nothing, NOTHING, but a gloried extra in Bad Boys 2, and then plucked to be in one of the biggest movie of the year short of Spiderman 3, you think you'd keep your mouth shut in view of the press. Being humbled by how little you were yesterday. Given everything by Bay, seriously. She may not like him, and they may have problems, but just cuz you and your parents argue, doesn't mean you need to tell your friends about it. But let's look at it a different way.
I've had the most unfortunate time of working for a year with a director, EVERYONE HATED. He did stuff on the reg to (first only me!) and then eventually all of us, that just weren't cool. But a lot of times, for the sake of what we were trying to create I kept my mouth shut. Other times, I spoke, out, to his face! Seriously, sometimes I was tired of being oppressed and just wanted to clear my head about it... using my big-ass mouth. Taking a stand against a dick-head is invigorating and makes you feel like less of a piece-of-shit. So maybe there's some catharsis in Foxes comments and stand-points. Seriously, meditate on that for just a second. Bay is renown for being heated and pumped on the set, yelling and berating, and sometimes, that kinda shit tends to get in the way. Some have said he's on his way to James Camerondom, others disagree and just say he's passionate about his work.
What ever the case may be, don't bad mouth your director if you don't have the pull and power to back yourself in a fight. And she quite frankly, does not sir. I have much respect for her, though people consider her a little snobby, or a spoiled brat now. But she knows, from the start, that she wanted to be her, and no one else could tell her differently. She passed on a whole slue of roles, not wishing to become the "Next Angelina Jolie" and decided to find her own work on her star power alone. And that takes moxie, fa serious. On the idea of role models, she had this to say to The Times:
"It depends on what your idea of a role model is," and continued with, "If your idea of a role model is somebody who’s gonna preach to your kids that sex before marriage is wrong and cursing is wrong and women should be this and be that, then I’m not a role model. But if you want your girls to feel strong and intelligent and be outspoken and fight for what they think is right, then I want to be that type of role model, yeah. "She had openly admitted to smoking weed, being bi-sexual and dating and falling in love with a stripper. And all that is totally fine. Fox has long black flowing hair, 8 tattoos (including a Shakespeare quote and Monroe's face on her right forearm), PIERCING eyes, bigger boobs then the average chick and a tongue so sharp it could stand up to Wolverine's claws.
She does amp it up, sometimes, in interviews mostly with men's mags or smaller shows or spotlight areas. Which I think is funny, she's having fun because there just silly mag's at the end of the day. Go have a laugh. She had this to say about the "alter-ego":
"When I sit down to talk to men's magazines, there's a certain character that I play," she explained. "She's not fully fleshed out -- she doesn't have her own name -- but she shows up to do men's magazine interviews. There's something so ridiculous about always being in your underwear in those magazines, and you know the interview is going to run opposite those pictures. So, there's a character that talks to all of them."She is a sex symbol, and she had this to say about it, particularly the ogling by men, "I do live in a glass box. And I am on display for men to pay to look at me. And that bothers me. I don't want to live that character." She's on record about the anxiety she has and the fact that she doesn't like all the attention, and she doesn't want to be anything the press paint her, which a sex symbol and body Goddess, and not much more.
2010 HOLLYWOOD! What else do you expect? I'm sure here are plenty of times where she actually has been a little shit, and a bitch and spoiled. But in the middle of a career like her's, how else would you act every now and then? Frustrated is the correct answer.
At the end of the day, there's a few rules to follow if you wanna get to the point of power and control within just a few movies. And if your really good, as much as you are attractive, it helps a whole fuck-load. I'm sure, just like I did, Ms. Fox thought she was MEGAN FOX THE ALL POWERFUL AND RENOWNED INTERNATIONAL SEX SYMBOL OF THE WORLD. But, again, without an impressive resume' and the chops to pull it off (we haven't really had much chance to see yet but sorta did in JB), you're sorta trading on looks alone. Not that this matters, 'cuz it doesn't, but I support Megan Fox in her future endeavors and hope she nails a good bounce back film. I'm hoping so big for her and Rourke in Passion Play.
Idk, maybe I'm totally out of my depth here, and the only thing that we should take away from this is that Megan Fox was fired for running her mouth and she got what she deserved. That's completely true. But I'll stake my rep on the fact that this is not the last we've seen of her. Cruise got fired from Paramount too. And he's ballin' outrageous all over again (or will be very soon, trust in me suckas). Albeit, she's no Cruise, but just watch...
Here's to her shitting on everyone faces, picking up some nom's and saying, "Yeah, I got fired, but look what he fired..."