Fox was born in Tennessee on 16 May 1986. She began her training
in drama and dance at the age of 5 and began acting and modelling
at the age of 13 after winning several awards at the 1999
American Modelling and Talent Convention in South Carolina.
She made her film debut as Brianna Wallace in the Mary-Kate
Olsen and Ashley Olsen movie, Holiday in the Sun (2001).
We caught up with Fox as her latest film, Transformers,
was due to be released in UK cinemas...
What was it about the Transformers project that attracted
you to it?
Fox: Michael Bay's name, if it's attached to a script, you
know it's gonna be a huge blockbuster released in the summer,
with jets flying over at the premiere and all that kind of
stuff. So, I knew it was gonna be a huge movie.
For those who haven't seen the movie can you tell us about
your character, Mikaela?
She's a kid. She came from the "wrong side of the tracks".
had a difficult family life. She's
a tough girl. She's a tomboy. She likes to work with cars.
She's not your typical girly girl. She just gets sucked into
this whole world completely by accident.
How does she get involved with the Transformers?
Sam [Shia Labeouf] gives Mikaela a ride home. And that's sort
of how the relationship starts, as acquaintances. And one
day I see him running, freaking out. Soon after, he was gracious
enough to give me a ride home and I follow him and I find
out he's running from giant robots that are trying to kill
And so then, obviously, now I'm stuck in the middle and I
have to sort of help protect him, and vice versa.
What was it like working with Shia?
MF: I think it's safe to say Shia is one of the funniest people,
just naturally, that I've ever met. It's hard to get through
scenes with him sometimes though, because he's so good at
improv and he gets funnier and funnier as he goes.
It's hard for me to stick to the script and try to not laugh
'cause I get in trouble, because we won't ever make it through
Why should people go and see Transformers? What do
you think attracts them to the movie?
They want to see the explosions and they want to see the robots
and they want to see the helicopters and the jets. And they
want to see the action, and they want to see Michael Bay's
style of directing, because, aesthetically, he's the best.
He's a phenomenal director that way.
To your eye, it's just incredibly pleasing.
Thank you for your time.
thanks Stuart Coles at Way to Blue
is released through Paramount Pictures
from 27 July 2007.