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Steven Spielberg Engineered Megan Fox’s Transformers Firing

Michael Bay was at odds with Megan Fox's "Spice Girl strength" on the set of the first two Transformers movies, but it turns out that Steven Spielberg hates "2 Become 1" and "Wannabe," too. Bay revealed that after Fox's interview with Wonderland magazine came to light two years ago — in which Fox said that Bay is "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" — Spielberg used his position as executive producer to put the hammer down. "You know the Hitler thing," Bay recalled to GQ. "Steven said, 'Fire her right now.'" Still, it took a little while: Fox showed up for duty on the third Transformers movie several months later and was finally let go during preproduction, where she was replaced by a Victoria's Secret model presumably less conversant in tyrannical world leaders. [GQ]

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