Thursday, July 9, 2009

Michael Bay videotaped Megan Fox washing a car for her Transformers audition? Wow, I guess Michael Bay really does use his female actors as props.

Maybe I was right, and maybe Michael Bay probably should have been tactful and not said anything in response to Megan Fox's Entertainment Weekly article after all. In her response to his response (or tangentially related), Fox tossed out this horrifying little anecdote about just how Bay auditioned her for the part for which should apparently isn't grateful enough...

"She told (Guardian writer Jason Solomons) she went to director Michael Bay's house to audition and he made her wash his Ferrari while he filmed her. She said she didn't know what had happened to that footage. When (Jason Solomons) put it to Bay himself, he looked suitably abashed. "Er, I don't know where it is either."

Wow... um, that's really more pathetic than anything. We've all heard stories of casting couch nightmares, but there's something uncommonly emasculating about being a major Hollywood director and still feeling the need to have an unknown starlet perform manual labor for your (apparent) sexual gratification. Was I the only one thinking of Bad Lieutenant? Let's be honest here, in a year's time, once the critical consensus of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has evolved to where audiences and critics agree, I think the franchise is going to need Megan Fox more than it will need Michael Bay.

Scott Mendelson

6 comments:

Razorgeist said...

She's not that good an actress but I do like Megan Fox quite a bit. This just makes Micheal bay seem like an even bigger creep than he initially was.

Deaf Indian Muslim Anarchist! said...

what a filthy, disgusting, sexist pig. Ugh. It was bad enough how he treated women like sex objects in Transformers 2... and now this? WTF.

Kyle Leaman said...

Every job I've ever applied for my boss has required me to wash their car while they filmed me. I just assumed thats how things went...but your saying its not?

chuck said...

Lets do the math here-Megan Fox was an extra on Bad Boys 2 when she was 16. A few years later she just happens to land the lead female role in the mega budget summer film Transformers. Clearly Bay liked her for one reason or another. YES he thought she had great acting skills! OK -Well, she's great looking. Of all the young actresses in the business he hands that role to a girl who was an extra in one of his previous films. A little strange wouldn't you say.


chuck

Mr. Cereal said...

Surely no one thinks that Megan Fox was casted for her talent as a dramatic actress? That particular role needed an actress to be able to look and act sexy. In that context, the car wash audition makes perfect sense. =D

Steph said...

very talented young actress...
Boob Job

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