They don’t appear to be wasting any time on the Transformers 3 front. Geek Week has the scoop from a trusted inside source that Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, a current Victoria Secret’s model, is set to replace Megan Fox as the love interest of star Shia LaBeouf‘s Sam Witwicky.
The news broke just this past Wednesday that director Michael Bay had decided not to bring back Fox after some turmoil had been brewing between the two. Not long after those reports broke, Fox’s camp was claiming that it was she who had done the departing because of the relationship with Bay, so we may never really know. Personally, it’s hard to think that Megan Fox, despite her current level of fame, would pass up the pay day that was sure to fall into her lap for one more robo-alien turn.
Many fans were elated at the removal of Fox, who quite bluntly hasn’t been popular among movie going faithfuls since her arrival. Unfortunately, it’s not clear that this casting choice will sit much better. Huntington-Whiteley has absolutely zero acting experience in her career, and one can’t help but think that this might be a message that these types of movies CAN make or break a career, as they made Megan Fox’s.
I personally don’t like it. I was really hoping for a complete 180; I wanted to see that adorable, girl next door-type actress cast over someone brought in just for their looks. I was thinking more along the lines of a Carey Mulligan (maybe not exactly her, but along those lines) and not a Jessica Alba. Huntington-Whiteley seems like a manufactured beauty and not a naturally-appealing beauty. Nevertheless, it appears this is where we stand.
What do you think about the Megan Fox replacement?