Megan Fox Tries To Change How The World Views Her


Megan Fox is well known for her “sassy” and sometimes over the top comments about sex, work and more – usually turning off women everywhere. She’s trying to change all that. Part of the reason women don’t respond well to her might not just be the quotes she gives but sometimes just because she’s attractive, she says.

“Girls think I’m a slut, and I’ve been in the same relationship since I was 18. The problem is, if they think you’re attractive, you’re either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore. The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular.”

She admits that she’s trying to give the men what they want to hear in interviews for men’s magazines.

“When I sit down to talk to men’s magazines, there’s a certain character that I play,”

She’s trying to reign it all in a bit.

I have to pull back a little bit now,” Megan says at the end of the article. “I do live in a glass box. And I am on display for men to pay to look at me. And that bothers me. I don’t want to live that character.”

You can read the full New York Times Magazine interview here. It’s really insightful.

Do you think Megan is just misunderstood? Is it possible that most of that “sex pot” stuff was just manufactured by her handlers? Even things like timing break up rumors to coincide with her movie opening? I’m fascinated by the way the “machine” in Hollywood works.

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Comments

  1. Ducey says

    Why do you people care so much… None of us Know her – None of us can actually Judge her. Any single celebrity has stupid shit constantly – Every pop artist, every actor, every actress. Some of these people purposely speak garbage because they dislike the media and how they twist things – Plus speaking stupid gets you time in the spotlight and what person wouldnt want that — when there job is about getting noticed.

    I think the stuff she says is funny personally. I think she says alot of things that are true. Girls have an issue with anyone attractive. It was apparent in highschool, college, work and most certainly with celebrities. I bet if any of us met her and hung out one day with her our whole perspective would change … When in the spotlight (whether you do it purposely or without knowing) you’re always going to be a little more over the top – No one pays attention to a person who is boring..

  2. MunichGirl says

    Ducey said:
    Why do you people care so much… None of us Know her – None of us can actually Judge her. Any single celebrity has stupid shit constantly – Every pop artist, every actor, every actress. Some of these people purposely speak garbage because they dislike the media and how they twist things – Plus speaking stupid gets you time in the spotlight and what person wouldnt want that — when there job is about getting noticed.
    I think the stuff she says is funny personally. I think she says alot of things that are true. Girls have an issue with anyone attractive. It was apparent in highschool, college, work and most certainly with celebrities. I bet if any of us met her and hung out one day with her our whole perspective would change … When in the spotlight (whether you do it purposely or without knowing) you’re always going to be a little more over the top – No one pays attention to a person who is boring..

    I totally agree with you.
    I love her , i think she ‘s absolutely stunning.
    And if anybody hates her why do you listen to her?
    IMO she’s just acting the way everybody wants to see her …as an stupid slut..but everybody talks about her ,she’s always in the press.so it cant be the wrong way what she’s doing and how she ‘s doing it.

  3. Anonymous says

    To be honest – I think she’s just an actress who’s been brought into showbiz with just her looks and she knows it – she’s just trying to get people to like her because she’s a good actress and not because she’s the most beautiful woman alive!

  4. Melrose says

    She has a point in saying that women can be jealous and don’t like other women who might be deemed more attractive, but i think that’s only SOME women, insecure ones to be exact.

    But she’s not helping herself by being so sexual and saying the things she does. I don’t think she’s a slut, like Megan said, she’s been in the same relationship since she was 18, but i do think the way she comes sometimes is slutty because she is so sexual (ex: The Nikita thing,etc). She is stunning but she is also overrated as an actress.

  5. Silver says

    She is a very pretty young woman, and no matter how many times people pick out her flaws, I still can say, she is a lot prettier, physically, than the rest of us.

    And it isn’t a lie to say some women will attack you if you are pretty. But she is ignoring the fact that men do that a lot as well. I have big boobs; women hate it and will cut me down if they have low self esteem and men think I’m easy or a whore. If you are a normal person without severe insecurities, obviously, they wouldn’t partake in that, but for those people who have low-self esteem, that’s a natural instinct for them. To make everyone feel low. But that is not solely a female response.

    I think she is a gorgeous woman but she needs to work on her public personality a bit more. In private, she could be amazing and the most wonderful person, but in the public eye, that is not translating so well.

  6. Anonymous says

    Angelina Jolie said she hates Barack Obama. As far as I’m concerned, Megan Fox is harmless.

    I feel bad for her. I think it’s like the Rob Schneider incident when he had to go do an interview on a radio station. He had to wait while these radio hosts were interviewing a Michael Jackson back-up dancer. I think it was long, so Rob Schneider, in a joking way, mentioned that he had to wait a long time or some shit, and the hosts began to call him a prima donna.

    Maybe that’s what Megan Fox is like. Kind of misunderstood. But I do applaud that she wants to stop putting her foot in her mouth. The girl needs her own movie directed by a classier director than Michael Bay or Karyn Kasuma. But that’s me.

  7. Anonymous says

    yeah i think her sex symbol image is only after transformer cause i remember watching her in Hope and Faith, she looks like a normal teenage girl hilary duff, miley cyrus, keke palmer and amanda bynes kind of image.

  8. Anonymous says

    No, Megan. Girls think you are a slut because in every picture we can see your boobs. And maybe it’s also the fact that you’re so up your own ass that ALL you talk about is yourself. I FUCKING HATE HER!

  9. Chelle says

    I think her publicist plays a part. They quote her to saying ridiculous things to play up her sex appeal and persona. And make controversy out of it. Its all part of the business.

  10. Scruffy says

    Oh Jeez… spare me please. If she dosn’t want to ‘even live that character’ why does she ‘play that charater’ when talking to males magazines. She has done this too herself, and no, its not just because she is beatiful (there are plenty of bombshell woman in Hollywood who manage just fine) that people react to her in a negative way, its the BS that comes out of that mouth. If you can’t handle the jandel move along Megan.

  11. bgduckie_01 says

    i dont like her that much cuz of the stupid things she says in interviews. she needs to grow up.

  12. ooomz says

    the woman needs to step out of her delusional state: there are plenty of beautiful women who get the respect they deserve. megan fox knowingly exploits her sexual appeal (admirable entrepreneurial spirit nonetheless), but she can’t expect to be respected by her female peers by placing herself in a glass box to be admired by men (her words).

  13. Anonymous says

    All the old sayings apply here: She has made her bed………… If it walks like a duck and acts like a duck……… If the shoe fits……….. I could go on and on! Sorry MFox, we are NOT jealous of you! Get over your trailer trash self!

  14. Anonymous says

    what an idiot….she honestly think because she’s beautiful, the rest of us haters thinks she’s a slut and a dumb whore? no sweetie, it’s what you say and how you present yourself in the interviews make you a slut and a dumb whore. You’re not what you call an intelligent woman…just shut your mouth and sit pretty. You don’t hear us calling Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman, Eva Mendes to name a few a slut and a whore.

  15. CCsMama says

    Ugh, so bored of her. Gorgeous, yes, but overrated and way too into herself. And give me a break, there are lots of beautiful women in Hollywood that women admire. I don’t think she gets the fact that it’s what she says that’s the problem.

  16. Anonymous says

    Oh megan, you’re far from the only pretty woman in hollywood or the prettiest(dare i say, she actually a bit on the overrated side). megan annoys most people b/c of the stuff she says. One of my pet peeves are actors that do movies….then complain about them(like transformers). She came off extremely ungrateful, especially considering that’s the what put her on the map for a lot of people, and yes, like a dunce for biting the hand the fed her. Now she’s taking shots at Jennifer’s Body(saying she never expected it to do well). it’s like shut up already. you and your people are picking these movies. if they’re beneth you, turn them down and go for different roles.

    Then she comes off as fake, which she just admitted she is in interviews, and contradicting….which she just did in this article(you don’t want to be seen a certain way….yet you play up that role for men?). She should definitely seen and not hear. Her personality is a turn off.

  17. Bubbles says

    My guess is that her career is being handled by men who are marketing her only to men and teenage boys. The scripted remarks meant to endear her to males sound conceited and arrogant to women. Her saying that women who don’t want to see her movies are just jealous doesn’t help.

  18. ashkam says

    half of what she says is tomplete BS but the other half actually makes sense- what a strange woman.

  19. Anonymous says

    I just think she’s trying too hard to be honest with women and she’s acting like a totally different person when she’s talking to men and men’s magazines … maybe she’s trying to act the “sex symbol” too much??

  20. Helen says

    if they think you’re attractive, you’re either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore

    , I don’t think so, look at Charlize Theron or Scarlet Johanson. It’s more the idiotic things she says and the porn-like poses on the red carpet that make me think she’s a dumb whore.

  21. Annon says

    You’re right! There are other gorgeous actresses out there that don’t come across as whores or sluts. It’s the way she acts and what she says that gives that impression. She’s a drama queen through and through! Tired of the whole, “people don’t understand me” garbage!

  22. suffy_78 says

    well said. she enjoys this i think and wants to keep it up so she stays in the press, sad….

  23. Mamita says

    LOL!! yes, like David Beckham, they should never open their mouths!!
    If she didn’t want men to look at her she shouldn’t have had all the plastic surgery…. She acts dumb that is why people think she is dumb

  24. Anonymous says

    I like her before this stupid interview. I always thought she was funny, and I liked her sarcasm. Now she sounds like any other stupid self absorbed “actress”.

  25. OutInLeftField says

    Hold on a minute there Megan. When she first came on the scene she was one of my top 5 female crushes. Then she started talking and started coming across as really ignorant and yes I’ll say it, stupid. So just like that she was off my list. Now she’s saying women hate her because she’s attractive and she’s really not a slut. No, we hate you because you’ve been lying to us all along. Because you’ve been treating us all like were a bunch of idiots, men and women alike. How can anyone take you serious?

  26. Manimal says

    While it’s absolutely true that her handlers potray her as a sex symbol (why wouldn’t they? She’s gorgeous!), I think she eats it up as well. She loves the attention she gets, and I think she loves that women hate her too. Whatever floats her boat; she can say whatever she wants and I’ll still stare at her all day.

  27. Scruffy says

    She is one of those gorgeous people you just want to prop in the corner and stare at as long as they keep their mouth shut (like David Beckham!!!) lol

  28. Anonymous says

    I agree with her. A lot of females are haters if someone is more attractive than they are. But it is life – even if you are on top, there is always someone, somewhere that is prettier or smarter or has more. People just need to be happy with who they are. :-)

  29. lara jane says

    I’m quite happy with who I am and I dislike Megan Fox. Maybe she’s conventionally sexier than I am but I think I’m pretty damn fine. She’s just an imbecile, that’s all there is to it. Why does it mean I’m jealous if I can call it like I see it?

  30. LauraN says

    She is beautitful, but that is not the reason I don’t like her. Not a dumb whore (I don’t know her life), but her comments are incredibly stupid sometimes.

  31. DonnaJ says

    “”When I sit down to talk to men’s magazines, there’s a certain character that I play” Why can’t she just be herself? People can’t like her because she’s fake as hell…and I never thought she was a slut, just an imbecile.

  32. Anonymous says

    I said “a lot of females” not all. maybe you need to re-read it. Not everyone is going to like everyone regardless if they are hot or not.

  33. suffy_78 says

    That’s absolutely right. I don’t get how ppl automatically go JEALOUS! when we criticise someone. I would not want to trade places w Megan any day of the week based on how silly and shallow she sounds in her interviews.

  34. Linda123 says

    It’s obvious that the Times interview is from the handlers and all of her other interviews are of her being her natural stupid and sleazy self. Her management team would never tell her to insult directors and writers (Diablo Cody).

  35. emches says

    “The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular.”

    Only b/c she talks crap like this!

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