'Transformers' Director Michael Bay Reveals Real Reason Behind Megan Fox's Exit

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Brit babe Rosie Huntington-Whiteleymay be the new 'Transformers'sexpot, but it was Megan Fox who was the first bombshell to appear in the blockbuster franchise. So why isn't she in installment number three? Director Michael Bay finally opens up about her departure.

Bay reveals in the July issue of GQ magazine, that "the Hitler thing" helped get her cut loose, even revealing that Executive Producer Steven Spielberg said to "Fire her right now."

In 2009, Fox compared Bay to Hitler in Wonderland magazine, saying, "He's 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. 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. He has no social skills at all. And it's endearing to watch him."

"Criticism is one thing," 'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf tells GQ. "Then there's public name-calling, which turns into high school bashing. Which you can't do. She started shit-talking our captain."

But Bay says there are no hard feelings.

"I wasn't hurt, because I know that's just Megan," he tells the mag. "Megan loves to get a response. 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."

The director says the two still keep in touch -- sort of.

"She sent me a text three months ago. She said, 'I hope you're doing well." I responded, 'Who is this?' She goes, 'Megan, you dork!' I said, 'Oh, well, thank you, hope you're well.' When you're days and months on a set, it's like a family. You say rude things and you make up."