Michael Bay: Why am I a ‘bad guy’ for suggesting Kate Beckinsale lose weight?

Michael Bay sees things differently.

Just days after Kate Beckinsale spoke about her experience with the famed director on Pearl Harbor and his jabs that she wasn”t too attractive and needed to lose weight, Bay has come out firing.  

In a post on his website, Bay wrote, “This so called ‘problem of us not liking each other” was reported by a tabloid-esque reporter after Kate appeared on an edgy English talk show, speaking about our meeting 16 years ago while casting Pearl Harbor. The reporter made her story into some scandalous confrontation, when it was nothing of the sort. Spoke to Kate today and she felt she told a funny story.”

Bay continued, “So I guess I was the ‘bad guy” 16 years ago for suggesting a trainer because she just had her new beautiful baby girl-and she was about to enter into an intensive action movie.”

This point-counterpoint argument began after Beckinsale went on the British TV program, The Graham Norton Show. During the interview, the 42-year-old actress said, “I think he [Bay] was baffled by me because my boobs weren't bigger than my head and I wasn't blonde…I'd just had my daughter and had lost weight, but was told that if I got the part, I'd have to work out. And I just didn't understand why a 1940s nurse would do that.”

Do you get the feeling this war is just getting started?