Megan was interviewed and photographed for Who What Wear. Check it out below!
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WHO WHAT WEAR – Megan Fox hardly needs an introduction. Since the Transformers film franchise catapulted the actress to megastardom in 2007, she’s remained a fixture in Hollywood, starring in a series of action-packed thrillers; earning cult status in the indie favorite Jennifer’s Body; and, as one New York Times article put it, serving as a “universal barometer of hotness.” But after a few years of flying under the radar, she’s making a massive return to the spotlight with a fresh perspective, a new fashion aesthetic, and a much-buzzed-about relationship. So yeah, it seems a reintroduction is in order.
Megan was recently interviewed and photographed for InStyle. Check out the interview and stunning photos below!
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INSTYLE – A new, young audience is eager to get to know the actress, and after a decade of being righteously misunderstood, she is finally ready to let them.
Megan Fox is lying on the floor in front of me showing a group of people just how flexible she is. On command, she contorts herself so that her foot is flat on the ground next to her head. She looks at the photographer who is documenting this moment and relaxes her face into the perfect pout. A second later, I watch as she springs up and walks over to a monitor showing photos to see just how this bizarre position looks. “That’s fucking sick,” she yells, pointing her impossibly long and perfectly manicured fingernail at the screen, “let’s keep trying.” She runs back to the set and lays down on the floor, bringing her leg back so far it looks like her foot belongs to someone else.
The entire day I spent with her on set, she was like this — willing to be playful but serious about the image she was putting out. There was also palpable confidence coming from her that I may have expected from the Megan Fox I watched in movies like Jennifer’s Body or Transformers, but I wasn’t sure what I would get from her now. In the last year, Fox went from a decade of self-imposed hiding to being completely back in the spotlight with two upcoming movies, a fresh divorce, and a new, very public relationship with Colson Baker A.K.A. Machine Gun Kelly.
While we can all recognize some version of what it’s like to emerge from hibernation in the midst of the pandemic, what she is doing right now is something completely different.
Megan Fox knows she’s not America’s Sweetheart—and she’s OK with that.
Rather than feign ignorance, Fox says she’s keenly aware of what critics have said. “I would say most people assume that I’m not very smart or educated or earnest, because I have this image that I’m sort of narcissistic, chasing attention, and wanting people to like me. It makes me laugh because I’ve done plenty of interviews and when you read the article from beginning to end you can see that I’m not your typical music video model,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar Arabia.
Yes, Fox did star in Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie” music video in 2010—but that’s not the point. “My life is not about seeking other people’s approval because I know it isn’t going to come.” Fox was barely in her twenties when she starred opposite Shia LaBeouf in Transformers. She became as famous for her allure as she did for her bold opinions, and to a degree, both hurt her career. “I think there’s a lot of growing personally that I needed to do, to control my passion. I really wanted to be a mom, and I wasn’t yet, and I really struggled with that,” she says. “I was just too young to see where I wanted to go.”
While she was being marketed as a sex symbol, critics panned Fox’s acting abilities.
“In Transformers I was a kid. I had no idea what I was doing. There was nothing for me to do [in the film], but then I did nothing and that was my own call,” she says of the 2007 flick. “I don’t take it personally because in some ways I acknowledge and agree. But at the same time, both established comedians and Quentin Tarantino have come up to me and said, ‘I really liked Jennifer’s Body. You were really good in that’. The people whose opinions matter liked it, so I’m OK with that.”
Around that same time, she was often praised for her red carpet style. While it might seem flattering to appear on a best-dressed list, for Fox, the experience a bit unnerving. “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 and then you have to go and walk the carpet hoping that someone else isn’t wearing something similar,” she tells the magazine. “I’m just sort of the mannequin that they send out, so it’s just not a fun process for me.”
In anticipation of this summer’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live-action movie, we caught up with actress and new mom (again!) Megan Fox. While many may recognize her of Transformers fame, her favorite role is mother of two boys under the age of two. Parents talked with Megan about the challenges and joys of parenthood, her rules about TV (unexpected for an actress!), and what she looks forward to as Noah, almost 2, and Bodhi, 4 months, continue to grow.
P: Now that you’re a mom, how does that affect how you pick your projects?
MF: The main thing it does is it affects how much I’m willing to work. I’ve never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but especially once I got pregnant with my first son and now [having] my second, it’s so hard to be a working mom especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family. I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them. I’m looking for movies that will shoot in Los Angeles, for projects where I’m part of an ensemble so I can shoot in and out in 10-20 days. It’s all about trying to spend as little time away from my kids as possible.
P: What is it like having two kids under 2? What’s the most enjoyable part and most challenging part?
MF: It’s total chaos obviously. Before you have kids you really do not understand how much work it is and how consuming it is. And then you have one and you’re like, “Oh my God my baby is my whole world.” Every moment of the day is dedicated to this one baby and then all of a sudden you have two babies! Their needs are so different because Noah is nearing 2 and then my newborn is 4 months. It’s really hard to manage because I also don’t let them watch TV. It’s not like I’m going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi. I have to figure out how to incorporate Noah into the process and have him help me take care of Bodhi and make sure he doesn’t get jealous and make sure nobody’s neglected and everybody’s needs are being met. As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100% of my attention or 100% of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them? And are they understanding that they’re unique? It’s hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time. So that’s the most difficult part.
The most amazing part of it aside from being blessed to just continue to have children: Noah’s starting to interact with Bodhi. He’ll try to comfort him sometimes when he cries and he’ll do the “sh sh sh sh” and to watch him do that melts my heart. I’m excited for the future, to see them be brothers and be best friends and I know that there’s gonna be lots of fighting, but there’s also gonna be lots of hugs and kisses. It’s sort of mind-blowing to think about how amazing the future is going to be with them, holidays and birthdays.