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Fashion Quotes: Michael Bay Discusses Casting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In Transformers 3

Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley won a role in the third Transformers movie. Director Michael Bay recently talked about his decision to cast a model instead of an actress in the film.


Fashion Quotes: Michael Bay Discusses Casting Rosie Huntington-Whiteley In Transformers 3Earlier this year, Victoria’s Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley won a role in the third Transformers movie. Director Michael Bay recently talked to Collider.com about his decision to cast a model instead of an actress in the film. Bay said: “I would never hire a model. It wouldn’t cross my mind really to be an actress. I’ve shot plenty of the Victoria’s Secret stuff and they’ve been good clients of mine for years. She was very spunky and she has this cute English accent. She has a great head on her shoulders in terms of smart, intelligent, and well-spoken. And I just said to her ‘Have you ever been interested in being an actress?’ and she goes ‘Yeah.'”

As it turns out, Rosie had plenty of competition. “Literally when we were looking for this role there were 500 women that had auditioned around the world. We had casting people from France and London and on and on.”

“I wrote her an email because she’s always working because she’s a businesswoman, and I said ‘This might sound a little crazy but this could be a life-changing thing. It doesn’t really happen much, but would you ever be interested in being in this movie?’ And she basically was going to turn it down, but somehow she went to the audition and the casting-woman came back with 20 of the top women. We went through, and they were very good actresses, but there was something about replacing Megan; and it was more interesting to go with something brand new and fresh. When it’s brand new it’s kind of a brand new experience for the audience too. And [the casting woman] came in, and she said, ‘I gotta tell you Michael… this girl can be a star.'”

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