Megan Fox, on the crest of the wave a decade ago, has somewhat disappeared from the radar: let’s see what she has played recently and what explanation she has given for her difficulties.
In 2007, when the Transformers by Michael Bay exploded on screens all over the world, Megan Fox became one star Hollywood, yet her star did not last long: the evil ones would attribute it to her acting skills not so stellar, clouded by her physical appearance as an ex-Victoria’s Secret model, but Megan has not remained completely still after that exploit. Let’s summarize how things went for her and read what explanation, very precise and detailed, she gave of her partial debacle, also targeting hater.
After the brace of Transformers (2007) e Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Megan Fox has spent five good years in which she has failed to hit equally striking successes: Jonah Hex (2010), where he was opposite Josh Brolin, was one of the few cinecomics to meet a resounding fiasco, and after another attempt at a co-star role in the unrecognized Passion Play, Megan appeared as a supporting actor in comedies like The Dictator. and These are 40. It is easy that, despite having seen these feature films, you do not remember his presence.
Another subsequent brace allowed her to briefly get back on top: in the reboots Ninja Turtles (2014) e Ninja Turtles – Out of the Shadows (2016), in the role of journalist April O’Neil, friend of the four heroes, she finally reappeared in two blockbusters, although perhaps not among the most profitable. Above all, the two films allowed her to reconcile with the producer Michael Bay, who had directed her in the two Transformers.
Just the “Bay affair” is, according to the same Megan Fox, the reason for his untimely fall into the Hollywood world: he publicly complained about Michael’s crude and dictatorial methods, reaffirming his esteem for the person but demolishing the director on set, immediately being targeted as ungrateful. He also compared him to Napoleon and Adolf Hitler, and it seems it was this last outing that irritated him extremely Steven Spielberg, producer of the Transformers saga: he fired her on the spot, forcing Bay to replace her with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in the third chapter. This is Michael’s version, because the official version at the time was that Megan was tired of the saga.
In any case, very recent statements by Megan link these imprudent releases of hers to the failure of a film she cared very much about and that perhaps, had it gone well at the release, would have contributed differently to her career. Megan talks about Jennifer’s Body (2009), written by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody and starring Amanda Seyfried. Here are his words on Eli Roth’s History of Horror: Uncut podcast:
The outcome of Jennifer’s Body depended a lot on my image at the time, from who I was for the media in that moment. The film couldn’t do it. I was a little vilified just when the film was ready to come out, it was an interesting contrast, I was at thepinnacle of fame right before the movie came out and then … the demolition started. […] I had one immediate break with some people I worked with in the environment. It happened just as I was promoting Jennifer’s Body, it exploded all at once. […] I think people really saw me in a negative way, one with bad intentions, or just empty and full of himself.
However, Megan, who says she is happy with the recovery of Jennifer’s Body today by many fans, has landed a permanent role for a season of New Girl, between 2016 and 2017, and is still active in low-cost films, sometimes not even exported. This year alone she was a mother of a family in the children’s movie Think Like a Dog, as well as a mercenary in the action b-movie Rogue. He is only 34 and has no intention of giving up.