From featuring in every magazine to bagging big projects, Megan Fox was at the top of her game but things soon went south for her. Why did Hollywood dump Megan overnight?
After small roles in three films, Megan Fox broke into the Hollywood scene with Michael Bay's high-octane, high-budget film Transformers in 2007.
The film, which was a massive hit, had the potential to transform Megan's career and to a certain extent, it did, until Megan gave an interview, which was considered scandalous, to British magazine Wonderland in 2009.
In the interview, Megan compared Michael Bay to dictator Adolf Hitler and Napoleon Bonaparte. She said, "He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."
She went on to say, "So he's a nightmare to work for, but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it's endearing to watch him."
Megan starred in the second film of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in 2009, but things went south for the actress after the interview came out.
She was dropped from Transformer film Dark of the Moon, almost overnight.
Later, in an interview to GQ, Michael Bay revealed that Steven Spielberg, founder of Dream Works Pictures, the firm that was distributing Transformers, told him to fire Megan the moment he saw the Wonderland interview. Michael said, "You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now."
Bay also said, "I wasn't hurt, because I know that's just Megan. Megan loves to get a response. And she does it in kind of the wrong way. I'm sorry, Megan. I'm sorry I made you work 12 hours. I'm sorry that I'm making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy."