Why did Megan Fox bail on the third installment of a massively successful film franchise? She was reportedly very uncomfortable with the 'Sex Symbol' Status to which she was catapulted by the success of the first two 'Transformers' Movies. Co-star Shia LeBeouf told The Los Angeles Times Fox was very uncomfortable in her working relationship with Director Michael Bay.  'Megan developed this Spice Girl strength, this woman-empowerment [stuff] that made her feel awkward about her involvement with Michael, who some people think is a very lascivious filmmaker, the way he films women'.