There's been way too much Megan Fox in the news lately, and I don't even know what she's promoting. Just yesterday, a "hilarious" blooper reel was released of Leslie Mann groping Fox's boobs from the movie This is 40. Why this is so funny I don't know, but apparently it is. Perhaps this video was leaked out into the netherworld as some sort of red herring to distract from her recent interview and cover shoot for Esquire magazine.
The article has been called by some as "the worst interview of all time." I can't say that I haven't read worse but there is something particularly bad about it and it makes her come off as looking like a moron, which wouldn't be the first time this has happened. In the article Fox talks about some strange things. She mentions leprechauns, the Mayans and speaking in tongues, but none of this is as odd to me as when she says that she no longer wants to be seen as a sex symbol - while posing in her underwear.
According to the article Fox is quoted saying:
"I don't think people understand," she says. "They all think we should shut the fuck up and stop complaining because you live in a big house or you drive a Bentley. So your life must be so great. What people don't realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you're being bullied by millions of people constantly."
We understand, it's hard for you.
She goes on to say that she decided that being the sex symbol deems her powerless, where as being, I guess, a real actress gives her power. This is after being quoted back in 2008 with saying that who has the vagina has all the power. Don't you have the... never mind.
To regain this power, she has changed courses in her career. She took on challenging roles such as the hot, demonic sexpot in Jennifer's Body, or more recently she has turned to comedy as the hot, sexpot object of lust in This is 40. So this is Fox going out of her comfort zone?
Fox seems dead set on biting the hand that feeds her. She made waves a few years back by slamming the Transformers movie that made her a star. She called Transformers director Michael Bay "Hitler," and this was after she said the movie was crap. She was eventually fired.
I don't fault Fox for wanting to be something else, a "real actress." Many an attractive actress has decried this same desire; they just don't usually do it in their underwear in Esquire magazine.
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This is where the irony hits home. Fox has gone back and forth multiple times, chastising herself, calling herself insecure and then is quoted with saying that she would "love to do a movie naked" and that she is "really sexually confident." Megan Fox you are so confused!
Where there is a will there is a way, and for Fox perhaps her way should be to keep her clothing on, if that's what she so desperately wants. But more than that, I think Fox should stop talking. Think of the various hot models/actresses who at one time we loved for their bikini body and now we respect. Halle Berry can do no wrong (even when she makes really bad movies) because she has shed the sexpot role. Scarlett Johansson, who is mentioned in the Esquire article, is still a bombshell, but she is also someone who keeps pretty quiet and keeps most of her clothing on. It's not that difficult to do.
Fox is young but not that young. Perhaps she looks back at the choices she has made and has some regrets. She has had most of her face plastically enhanced, allegedly $60,000 worth, and the roles she has chosen over the years certainly haven't been award worthy, but she did what she had to do to make it in Hollywood. And now, she wants to be treated with respect. How do you respect someone telling you that now they consider what their child will think of them and their sexual film roles, when they are telling you this in a magazine interview that they are almost naked in?
You are not making sense Megan Fox. Your best move is to probably just let Brian Austin Green do all the talking for now on, as long as he doesn't rap.