EXCLUSIVE: A person close to the actress tells TheWrap that she wasn’t fired — she’d “had enough”
Megan Fox walked away from "Transformers 3" because director Michael Bay was "verbally abusive" toward her and "she had enough and decided to get out early," an individual close to the actress has told TheWrap.
TheWrap’s emails to Bay’s representation were not immediately returned.
Contacted by TheWrap, Fox’s publicist would only reiterate a statement released Wednesday night to People.com, saying the actress "left the project on her own and wishes the franchise well."
That doesn’t square with the version Paramount put forth Wednesday, when the studio confirmed to TheWrap that Fox’s option hadn’t been picked up for the third installment of the blockbuster franchise as a result of the new direction of Ehren Kruger’s screenplay.
Given that the story broke Wednesday on Deadline, it’s highly plausible that Paramount studio chairman Brad Grey’s well-known relationship with editor-in-chief Nikki Finke played a part in how the story was initially spun.