"She was in a different world, on her BlackBerry," Bay said of Fox in an interview with GQ magazine. "You gotta stay focused. And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven [Spielberg] said, 'Fire her right now.'"
Legendary director Steven Spielberg severed as an executive producer on both "Transformers" and its 2009 sequel "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen." He's also an executive producer on the upcoming third film, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon."
The "Hitler thing" that Bay is talking about is a 2009 remark Fox made to Wonderland magazine. She said Bay was like Nazi leader Adolf Hitler on his sets and that he is a "nightmare to work for," adding she still enjoyed his personality "because he's so awkward," according to the Los Angeles Times.
Days after her interview was published, self-proclaimed "Transformers" crew members and writers posted messages on Bay's website, slamming Fox for her comments and calling her "ungracious." The posts were later removed.
Bay responded on his website on Sept. 12, 2009, saying: "I don't condone the crew letter to Megan. And I don't condone Megan's outlandish quotes. But her crazy quips are part of her crazy charm. The fact of the matter I still love working with her, and I know we still get along. I even expect more crazy quotes from her on "Transformers 3.'"
GQ reports that Megan Fox declined to comment to the magazine about the situation for the article. In May 2010, Fox said it was her decision not return for the third movie.