Megan Fox talks of the reception of her 2009 film Jennifer’s body, her body shaming, and her psychological breakdown!
It was the 10th anniversary of her 2009 film Jennifer’s body. The famous actress who played the title role in this film was Megan Fox. She spoke to ET on how the film was received, scrutiny of her by the media, body shaming, and her psychological breakdown.
Megan Fox talks of her film Jennifer’s body
Megan Fox, 33 is the actress who played the main role in the film of 2009 Jennifer’s body. It was a horror and comedy film in which she plays a high school student named Jennifer who is possessed by demons after a sacrifice. She then begins to prey on her male peers.
Megan said that the film was more sexualized during the marketing and promotion. It was so much so that Megan admitted that she had felt objectified at that time. The marketing was done so as to target the young males who liked Megan Fox.
Megan Fox and the critics’ views on the film
The actress said that the film had its problems from the critics as well. She disclosed that she was bullied from all the sides including the media. She said:
“It wasn’t just that movie, it was everyday of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with,”
“It preceded a breaking point for me.”
She had a great and true psychological breakdown and she felt that she should not do anything further in the entertainment world. Megan elaborated on it:
“I didn’t want to be seen, I didn’t want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet, I didn’t want to be seen in public at all because the fear, and the belief, and the absolute certainty that I was going to be mocked, or spat at, or someone was going to yell at me, or people would stone me or savage me for just being out… so I went through a very dark moment after that,”
Megan Fox and her thoughts on #MeToo movement
She said that she was not taken seriously at that time:
“I feel like I was sort of out and in front of the #MeToo movement before the #MeToo movement happened, I was speaking out and saying, ‘Hey, these things are happening to me and they’re not OK,'”
“And everyone was like, ‘Oh well, f— you. We don’t care, you deserve it.’ Because everybody talked about how you looked or how you dressed or the jokes you made.”
Megan Fox talks feminism
The actress spoke also on the topic of feminism. She said:
“Even though I consider myself a feminist, I feel like feminists don’t want me to be a part of their group. What is supporting other females if there is only certain ones of us we support? If I have to be an academic or have to be non-threatening to you in some way? Why can’t I be a part of the group as well?”
She was pulled and harassed unnecessarily, she says, for things she never did or meant. But she said that she is now in a better place in her life:
“At that time I felt like I was suffering. But now having a different outlook and having grown the way that I have grown, it made me a much better human being,”
“Sometimes we look at things because we have a specific map of how we’re gonna get to this goal and what our future is supposed to look like. And when something doesn’t happen we consider it a failure … But the opposite is true — the universe is always conspiring on our behalf to weave everything together for good, but you just have to shift your perspective.”
Her happiness came with her kids and she shared:
“That was the first real breakthrough where my consciousness shifted and my mind opened up. And I was able to see from a bird’s-eye view and breathe and take it in,”
“Then another kid, and then another kid. And with every kid I feel like that’s always been the doorway into a better version of myself,”
Short Bio on Megan Fox
Megan is an American actress and model. Via 2004 teen comedy Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, she made her film debut. She rose to prominence for her role in the 2007 blockbuster film, Transformers. Some of her major’s films are 2009 sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and 2016 sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
Likely, she is considered one of the model sex symbols. She was featured in several magazines such as Maxim, Rolling Stone, and FHM. More bio…
Source: Good Morning America