"I'm in the movie and I read the script and I watched the movie and I still didn't know what was happening. So I think if you haven't read the script and you go and see it and understand it, you may be a genius," she told a reporter.
Bay, the director of epics like "Armageddon" and "Pearl Harbor," dismissed her "ridiculous" comments because "she's 23 years old and she still has a lot of growing up to do," he told a reporter.
"Nobody in the world knew Megan Fox until I found her and put her in "Transformers,'" he said.
Things came to a head when Fox, in a subsequent interview, compared Bay to acting like Hitler on his sets. In retaliation, three alleged crewmembers of "Transformers" wrote an anonymous letter and posted it on Bay's Web site accusing Fox of being unprofessional, difficult to work with and "dumb as a rock."
Bay removed the letter from his site and released a statement saying he neither condoned the crew letter nor "Megan's outlandish quotes," but conceded they are "part of her crazy charm" and looked forward to "more crazy quotes from her on 'Transformers 3.'"
After hearing about the anonymous crew letter, Fox felt the urge to defend herself but didn't have an outlet.
"I know that that experience was not that way with my crew. It was an anonymous letter. It could be anyone. It's not true. My crew knows it's not true," she said emphatically. "And my producers know it's not true. I don't want people to ever think I'm difficult to work with, or that I'm a bitch, because I try to go out of my way to make people feel comfortable. I can't argue against every false thing that's said about me, because I would be doing nothing else with my day but refuting false stories.
Fox affirmed she would love to do "Transformers 3" and denied there was any rift between her and Bay. "There's always been peace," she said. "The media sensationalized it."
On the other hand, Fox believes that women face an unfortunate double standard especially in Hollywood.
"I've worked with people who are difficult and male and nothing is said, but if one of my female colleagues went to the set and didn't smile, then she's tagged as a bitch," she said. "That's unfortunate."
Fox believes that men, in general, are intimidated by strong women.
"The long explanation is related to their relationship with their mothers and how they're raised to be breadwinners, wear pants and the ridiculous idioms of being a man," she said. "It's hard for them to know how to handle you if you are as smart, as financially successful and as witty as them."
Fox does not believe in self-censorship. She admits to having a terrible temper, the brunt of which was felt by her former fiancé and on-again/off-again boyfriend actor Brian Austin Green.
Fox told Rolling Stone magazine that she threatened to physically harm Green. She was quoted telling him: "You have to go and stop talking to me, because I'm going to kill you. I'm going to stab you with something, please leave."
Unlike many of her colleagues in Hollywood, Fox has also been open in interviews about her sexuality. She told Esquire Magazine that she considers herself a bisexual woman who will not sleep with other bisexual women.