Hollywood actress Megan Fox received massive support from fans on social media after an old interview that saw her describing an incident when director Michael Bay asked her to dance under a waterfall for a scene in ‘Bad Boys 2’.
In the interview, she narrated the events that lead up to the waterfall scene saying as she was just 15 years at the time in a stars and stripes bikini and 6-inch heels. She said the production crew warned the director about filming her at a bar with a drink in her hand as she was underage. She went on to claim that Michael’s “solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet.”
“At 15! I was in 10th grade. That’s kind of a microcosm of how Bay’s mind works,” Fox said.
The video that went viral on social media had fans expressing their outrage and extending their support to Megan.
Reacting to the social media trends, the actress issued a statement to thank fans for their support, while also clarifying that she didn’t suffer any mistreatment at the hands of the director in a “ruthlessly misogynistic industry.”
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‘Please hear me when I thank you for your support. But these specific instances were inconsequential in a long and arduous journey along which I have endured some genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthlessly misogynistic industry.’ she wrote.
“I know that a discussion has erupted online surrounding some of my experiences in Hollywood and the subsequent mishandling of this information by the media and society in general. While I greatly appreciate the outpouring of support, I do feel I need to clarify some of the details as they have been lost in the retelling of the events and cast a sinister shadow that doesn’t really, in my opinion, blog. At least not where it’s currently being projected…”
Addressing the time Bay asked her to wear a bikini and dance under a waterfall in Bad Boys II, Megan wrote, ‘I was around 15 or 16 years old when I was an extra in Bad Boys II. There are multiple interviews where I shared the anecdote of being chosen for the scene and the conversations that took place surrounding it. It’s important to note however that when I auditioned for Transformers I was 19 or 20.’
“I did ‘work’ (me pretending to know how to hold a wrench) on one of Michael’s Ferrari’s during one of the audition scenes. It was at the Platinum Dunes studio parking lot, there were several other crew members and employees present and I was at no point undressed or anything similar,” she assured.