Megan Fox, who has topped countless sexiest woman alive charts over the past decade, has opened up about negative sexual ideals about women that currently exist in the world.
Earlier this week, Fox made her fans’ jaws drop when she stripped down to lingerie in the latest smoking hot photoshoot for underwear brand Frederick’s of Hollywood. But the mother-of-three didn’t stop there.
Fox, 31, is gracing the December cover of Cosmopolitan U.K., and she sets the record straight about her firing from the Transformers franchise in 2009 and speaking ill of its director, Michael Bay.
In her now-infamous interview with Wonderland eight years ago, Fox slung a little bit of mud at Bay, saying that the Transformers director “wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation.”
“He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is,” Fox said of Bay at the time. Following the interview, the actress was publicly fired from the Transformers franchise, and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was cast to fill her shoes.
Even though Fox and Bay mended fences a few years back, which resulted in the actress’s casting in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film franchise (produced by Bay), Fox told Cosmopolitan that the firing from Transformers was “absolutely the low point of my career.”
But she managed to see light at the end of the tunnel, even though it meant that she had to refuse to apologize to get the role back.
“I was so self-righteous at 23, I couldn’t see [that] it was for the greater good,” Fox explained, adding, “I really thought I was Joan of Arc.”
In addition to her candid interview for the newspaper, the raven-haired beauty sent pulses racing with several eye-popping photos. In one of the pics, took off her bra to wear a furry jacket with nothing underneath, while pulling down her skintight leather trousers to flash a tattoo.
Although Fox’s show-stopping photoshoots are evidence that the 31-year-old beauty still has what it takes to turn heads for all the right reasons, the mother-of-three says motherhood is her priority.
Saying that she would “never pick work over life,” Fox admitted that she is “the least ambitious actress.” However, the Transformers star insists that she isn’t retiring from acting altogether.
Saying that she gets offered “a lot of ‘genius strippers’ and ‘funny escort’ by guys in the business,” Fox explained that she wants to be more than just a hot woman onscreen.
“I don’t want to be involved with something genuinely degrading, or that encourages negative sexual ideals about women,” Fox told the newspaper, adding that she hopes those “old-school male attitudes towards women” will be “gone” by the time her children grow up.
Fox shares three kids with husband Brian Austin Green. The two got married in 2010 and welcomed their first son, Noah Shannon, in September, 2012. Eighteen months later, Fox gave birth to son Bodhi Ransom. The lovebirds welcomed their third son, Journey River, last summer.
Even though Fox is a staunch opponent of negative sexual ideals about women, she insists that she is “not ashamed of sexy poses or parts.”
“Women shouldn’t go out of their way to be dowdy. Being feminine is a very sexy thing,” the 31-year-old beauty, who was crowned as the sexiest woman alive in 2008, told the newspaper.
Fox explained that it’s “just a biological fact” that “sex does sell,” adding that she wished “it were more gender equal.”
“I’m happy to buy some sex, too. It’s not wrong; it just needs to go both ways,” the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star said. “Women shouldn’t have to carry the burden. And I think we have so far.”
Fox will next be seen on the big screen in Zeroville, directed by James Franco. The film will be released next year. The December cover of Cosmopolitan U.K. hits newsstands on Monday, October 30.
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