Megan Fox is trying hard to prove to critics that she’s much more than just a pretty face on screen. But when it comes to fashion, Fox makes no allusions to the contrary.
“I’m just sort of the mannequin that they send out,” Megan tells Harper’s Bazaar Arabia in a new interview. The TMNT star also stresses that the corporate angling behind red carpet appearances drives her mad.
“I’ve never had fun getting dressed up and going on the red carpet because there’s pressure there. You’re not just getting dressed because you think this is an amazing outfit. You’re getting dressed because there’s an obligation from your side to a certain designer.”
Fox would rather be known for her acting chops, though that too, she admits, needs work. “In Transformers I was a kid, I had no idea what I was doing,” she acknowledges about her less than demanding role in the Michael Bay-directed film. “There was nothing for me to do, but then I did nothing and that was my own call. I don’t take it personally because in some ways I acknowledge and agree.”
However, Megan has at least received encouragement and even some praise from industry peers for which she is grateful. “Established comedians and Quentin Tarantino have come up to me and said, ‘I really liked Jennifer’s Body, you were really good in that,’” she shares. “The people whose opinions matter liked it, so I’m OK with that.”
One director who has returned to casting Fox in his movies is the aforementioned Transformers director Michael Bay. Initially, Fox and Michael had a falling out after the franchise wrapped up it’s second movie.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Megan Fox compared Michael to Adolf Hitler in a 2009 issue of Wonderland magazine. “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation,” Megan said of Bay. “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for.”
She at least added that off set, Bay is tolerable as a person to be around. “I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him.”
However, by then the damage was done and her quotes directly led to Megan being replaced for the franchise’s third film. But Bay and Fox inevitably reconciled and Megan was offered the role of April O’Neil in last year’s smash success TMNT.
As reported by Inquistr, Megan’s character will be getting a love interest in the TMNT sequel, due out in 2016, with Arrow’s Stephen Amell joining the cast in the role of Casey Jones.
[Megan Fox photo credit: Brendon Thorne / Getty Images]