Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen may be filling theaters with explosions and sonic booms but there's a war of words happening off-screen between star Megan Fox and director Michael Bay. It all began when Fox opened her mouth and talked about the differences between working on a Bay film versus one of the other handful of shows she's done.
"Unless you’re a seasoned veteran, working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience," Fox told Entertainment Weekly. But the 23-year-old wasn't entirely ungrateful, adding that starring in the first Transformers "did give me a career and open all these doors for me. But I don’t want to blow smoke ... People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting."
When the Wall Street Journal asked Michae Bay what he thought of Megan's comments, the director decided to unleash some of his own CG verbage. "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. You roll your eyes when you see statements like that and think, 'Okay Megan, you can do whatever you want. I got it.' But I 100% disagree with her. Nick 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."
So far no Transformer from the Autobots or Decepticons has decided to comment on Bay or Fox's comments.