Remember Megan Fox? Of course you do! She exploded to superstardom after Michael Bay cast her in the Transformers franchise. Back in 2007, she was a regular fixture on ‘Hottest Woman Alive’ lists, and her name was all over entertainment news. So what happened to her?
Fox has barely been seen in recent years. She was booted from the third Transformers movie without any explanation and more or less disappeared from Hollywood altogether. Sure she’s done a handful of movie and TV appearances since, but any movie she’s stared in during the better part of the last decade seems to have been a colossal flop. Perhaps Fox just burnt out? After all, she was basically plucked from obscurity and thrust into the spotlight. Even Fox acknowledges that she was overexposed. “I was part of a movie that [the studio] wanted to make sure would make $700 million, so they oversaturated the media with their stars,” Fox told Nylon. “I don’t want to have people get completely sick of me before I’ve ever even done something legitimate.” However, it turns out Fox’s disappearance from the spotlight is much more complicated than being overexposed… Back in 2009, at the height of Fox’s popularity, some magazines were calling for a boycott of Fox to end the overexposure. But it was actually Transformers director, Michael Bay, with a little nudge from Steven Spielberg, who ended Megan’s career. It turns out Bay was not too happy about some comments Fox had publicly made about her Transformers director. At the time, she was just 23 years old, and perhaps giving that much fame to someone so young led to saying some things she really shouldn’t have. Fox told Wonderland Magazine that Bay was “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 continued, “So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from the 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.” It’s not exactly the kind of thing you should be saying about the person who has the ability to fire you! It took Bay two years to publicly comment on what Megan had said, but he revealed that it was Steven Spielberg who urged him to fire her immediately, particularly because of her comparison between Bay and Hitler. “I wasn’t hurt, because I know that’s just Megan. Megan loves to get a response,” Bay told GQ. “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.” Megan has since apologized and admits that time period was a real low point in her career. However, she credits her firing to a true life lesson. “I wouldn’t have learned as quickly as I did,” she claims. “All I had to do was apologize – and I refused. I was so self-righteous at 23, I couldn’t see it was for the greater good. I really thought I was Joan of Arc.” Fox, now 31, is a busy mother of three children. She claims she never planned to be an actress forever and always felt she had another calling. While it can’t be said if she’ll ever return to previous levels of fame, Fox admits to her mistake. Check out the video below for more from Fox on her career and family life: I guess we’ll always have Transformers, right?
Taylor Swift Prepped For ‘Cats’ Movie By Going To ‘Cat School’
Taylor Swift is clearly taking her role in the upcoming “Cats” movie furry seriously.
“The pop star and noted feline enthusiast told Entertainment Weekly that preparation for her role as Bombalurina in the big-screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical has involved attending “cat school.”
“I just fully committed and threw myself into the process and had the most fun,” Swift told EW in a story published Friday. “We had this thing called ‘cat school’ that was a class where you could learn about how to create the motions of cats, how to think like they think, how to sense things the way that they do, carry yourself the way a cat would. I learned a lot.”
Swift also discussed “cat school” in a video interview with Time last month. Even so, her newer comments to EW are making headlines this week, probably because the idea of cat school is hilarious……………………………………………………………”
Taron Egerton’s ‘Rocketman’ looks like a better ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Taron Egerton as Elton John in ‘Rocketman’.
Bohemian Rhapsody was so 2018. 2019 will be the year of Rocketman.
“The Elton John biopic shared about seven minutes of footage at Paramount’s CinemaCon presentation Thursday, and while this reporter is on the fence about whether or not it looks good, I feel fairly confident saying it’s going to make a ton of money.
The extended first look follows Reginald Dwight from his very early years as a shy kid with a natural talent for classical piano, to his young adult years as an unstoppable creative force, to a troubled middle age in which he seems to have lost sight of who he really is. (Taron Egerton plays John in adulthood.)
We get to see him meet songwriter Bernie Taupin (Jamie Bell) and manager John Reid (Richard Madden), change his name to Elton John (according to this movie, he happens upon the surname when he happens to spot a photo of the Beatles), play the Troubadour and Dodger Stadium, and so on……………………………………………………………”
Can ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ recover from its disastrous drama?
“With the original Avengers team expected to bow out after Avengers: Endgame, Guardians of the Galaxy is one of Marvel‘s key franchises for Phase 4. Yes,Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 is still happening, with director/co-writer James Gunn back onboard.
The bad news is, this film may not come out until 2022. Here’s everything you need to know about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 director
Vol. 3‘s main claim to fame is the drama surrounding Gunn’s dismissal and subsequent rehiring. He was fired in July 2018 after some old (but ) jokes resurfaced on Twitter. This decision was highly controversial because the jokes only resurfaced thanks to an astroturfing campaign from alt-right trolls, who wanted Gunn fired due to his anti-Trump views. TheGuardianscast even published an open letter asking him to be rehired, but for almost a year, it looked likeVol. 3 would either go ahead with a new director or wouldn’t go ahead at all. Then in March 2019, Disney announced that Gunn was back on to direct. In fact, the studio had never even begun a real search for a new director, and Disney reputedly rehired Gunn behind the scenes long before the announcement was made.
- The complete Marvel Studios movie calendar
- The best order to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe
- 12 Black Marvel characters everyone should know
That’s a lot of drama for a film that doesn’t even exist yet. However, since Gunn had already drafted a script before he was fired, it will probably be smoother sailing from now on.
Gage Skidmore/Flickr (CC-BY-SA)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 cast
Chris Pratt is expected to return as Star-Lord, but the rest of the cast may depend on what happens in Avengers: Endgame.Infinity War ended with half the cast dissolving into dust, and while we don’t expect all those deaths to be permanent, some may stay that way. In particular, Gamora. Zoe Saldana has other commitments with the four upcoming Avatar sequelsand may not be available to film a lead role in another franchise…………………………………………………………”
New TV Trailers2 days ago
Batwoman – Series Trailer CW
New TV Trailers2 days ago
His Dark Materials: Season 1: Official Teaser | HBO
New TV Trailers1 day ago
‘Nancy Drew’ gets a supernatural spin in creepy first trailer: Watch
Celebrities13 hours ago
Keanu Reeves: Grief and loss, those things dont ever go away
Good TV11 hours ago
‘Fleabag’ sticks the landing with a masterful final season
New Movie Trailers11 hours ago
The Art of Racing in the Rain – Movie Trailer