When it was announced that Megan Fox would not be returning for a third “Transformers” movie and the female lead would be played by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a British-born Victoria’s Secret model with no acting experience, a lot of people were surprised. And that includes the guy who gave her the job. Scope out the sexy pics and trailer here!!
After a contentious press tour for 2009’s “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen,” with Megan Fox and Michael Bay trading barbs with each other in interviews, it was announced in May of 2010 that she would not reprise her role in the third movie. This sparked a worldwide search for an actress to step into the part of Carly, a new romantic partner for Shia LaBeouf’s character.
Several well-known actresses were considered for the job; reportedly, Gemma Arterton, Zoe Saldana, Ashley Greene, and Hayden Panetierre were all candidates. But Bay wanted to go a different way. He said, “Replacing Megan, it was something more interesting to go with something brand new and fresh. Because, when it’s brand new it’s kind of a new discovery for the audience, too.”
While Rosie Huntington-Whiteley had never acted in a film before, she had worked with Michael Bay in the past. He met her when she modeled in a Victoria’s Secret commercial he directed. Bay said he was taken by her attitude: “She was very spunky. She’s got this cute English accent, and she’s got a great head on her shoulders.”
Watch the trailer here!!
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