Megan Fox fired from "Transformers" over Hitler remarks

Actress Megan Fox, left, and actor Shia LaBeouf, left, pose for the media as they arrive for the German premiere of their movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, June 14, 2009. AP

Actress Megan Fox, left, and actor Shia LaBeouf, arrive for the German premiere of their movie "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen," in Berlin, on June 14, 2009.
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(CBS) We all knew it was something she said.

Actress Megan Fox, never known for her tact, reportedly was cut from the third "Transformers" movie after she compared director Michael Bay with Hitler.

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In an iinterview with GQ magazine, Bay broke his silence on the matter and admitted that Fox was dropped from the franchise after her 2009 interview with Wonderland magazine. Fox had co-starred with Shia LeBeouf in the first two movies - 2007's "Transformers and 2009" "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen."

"She was in a different world, on her BlackBerry," Bay told the magazine. "You gotta stay focused. And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, "Fire her right now." Spielberg, executive producer on the film, could not be reached for comment.

In the 2009 interview, Fox said Bay "wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."

"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."

Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whitley has taken over Fox's character in the second sequel "Transformers: The Dark of the Moon," which is to be released June 29.

At the time casting was announced, the studio would only say that Fox was not part of the production and the 25-year-old actress had said the reason she left the "Transformers" series was to pursue other acting opportunities.

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