Shia LaBeouf Of ‘Transformers 3’: Megan Fox Couldn’t Handle Being A Sex Symbol

Written by Michael Lambarde on Jun. 03, 2011

Actor Shia LaBeouf of Even Stevens fame is currently doing press for his new movie Transformers 3: Dark Side of the Moon, and recently opened up on Megan Fox not being able to handle being a sex symbol shortly after taking a role on Transformers. Talking to Us Magazine, LaBeouf said, “Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with [director] Michael Bay, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women.

“Mike films women in a way that appeals to a 16-year-old sexuality. It’s summer. It’s Michael’s style. And I think [Fox] never got comfortable with it. This is a girl who was taken from complete obscurity and placed in a sex-driven role in front of the whole world and told she was the sexiest woman in America. And she had a hard time accepting it.” He then compared Fox with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, the woman who is replacing Fox in the upcoming Transformers movie.“Rosie comes with this Victoria’s Secret background, and she’s comfortable with it, so she can get down with Mike’s way of working and it makes the whole set vibe very different,” LaBeouf said.