Michael Bay Denies Any Tension With Kate Beckinsale And Says He’s No ‘Bad Guy’

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Michael Bay has a bit of history with his leading ladies, but it really stuck out when Kate Beckinsale went on Graham Norton and told the story about Michael Bay criticizing her looks during Pearl Harbor. Sure, it’s nothing like asking Megan Fox to “wash his Ferrari,” but it is pretty crazy when you think about Beckinsale’s looks.

Luckily, that’s all false according to Bay. The two are great pals and he doesn’t feel like he did anything wrong by asking her to lose a little weight:

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.

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. Note to reporters: 95 % of leads in movies have trainers and drink green juice!

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