In addition to Fox, Bay cast the Australian soap actress and model Isabel Lucas in his 2009 sequel, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Despite being mauled by critics, the film went on to gross more than $830 million worldwide, making it one of the biggest blockbusters of the year. Lucas played Alice, an evil transformer disguised as a sexy college student who attempts to seduce Shia LaBeouf’s character. On the Australian variety show ROVE, hosted by Rove McManus, she described her audition as “unique and unusual,” saying, “I arrived and I was wearing a black dress, and Michael was like, ‘Look, you can’t wear that. Walk down the road, go buy another dress, and wear something colorful.’ So I went, bought a purple dress, and came back…And then we shot the second half of the scene in his car. We were in the office at first…” to which Rove responded, “OK this is sounding creepy. ‘Buy another dress and meet me in my car.’” “It was bizarre, because I’ve never shot an audition in a car before,” said Lucas.