The “Transformers” actress opens up to Harper’s Bazaar Arabia about her public image and family life.
Megan Fox has your number. She knows you think she’s dumb. But it’s fine, she’s fine. She’s got a family and a career and millions of dollars. And have you seen her husband’s body? She’s fine.
Fox appears on the cover of April’s Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. Within the pages of the magazine, she talks about her public image, which she says isn’t entirely accurate.
“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,” she says. “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.”
But Fox wasn’t done there. Despite having gotten in trouble in the past for dissing the Transformers franchise, Fox goes in on them again.
“In Transformers I was a kid, I had no idea what I was doing. There was nothing for me to do [in that movie], but then I did nothing and that was my own call,” she says of her breakout role, in which she played Shia LaBeouf’s arm candy. “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 okay with that.”
Fox starred in the first two installations of the Transformers franchise, but was fired after she compared the films’ director Michael Bay to Hitler. “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is,” Fox told Wonderland magazine in 2009. “So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, 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.” (Bay apparently has since forgiven her — he produced her latest blockbuster, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.)
Fox also talks to the magazine about her growing family which includes husband Brian Austin Green and two sons, 2-year-old Noah and 13-month-old Bodhi.
“We ask [Green’s] mom to come once a week so that we can go to dinner, go have sushi or something like that,” she says. “But now that they’re so young, it’s just insanity.”
The kids, however, are not so young that they don’t have their own interests. As is turns out, Noah is a budding style maven.
“He’s obsessed with my collection! When we went on vacation to Hawaii he wanted one because he always sees me in these amazing, long, crazy kimonos,” Fox tells the magazine. “So I got a Missoni piece for him and he wears it and he’s so happy and proud and he’s singing all the songs from Tarzan. I like being magical and I like having freedom when I dress. I have some Cherokee background in me so I’m in for anything tribal or Native American.”
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