Megan Fox: ‘When you read my interviews, it’s… obvious there’s a lot of sarcasm’

Megan Fox

Megan Fox is still in self-imposed exile from the paparazzi since she gave birth to her first child, a boy named Noah Shannon, about a month and a half ago. I’m initially inclined to give her a lot of credit for not immediately doing a series of pap walks like many other celebs with brand new babies (ahem, Elsa Pataky), but I’m sure that Megan will hold an eventual photo-exclusive rollout just like she did in the case of her baby bump. For now though, there aren’t any new photos of Megan so I’m using some older photos of her on the set of Judd Apatow’s This is Forty (which is a “sort of” sequel to Knocked Up because it revolves around the married couple played by Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann) last August. Conveniently, this is the movie that Megan is currently promoting, so she’s done a new interview with the LA Times. Here are some excerpts:

Megan Fox

On Judd Apatow signature improvisational style: “Whatever comes to Judd, he yells it out and you do it. And it’s funny or it’s not funny. You just keep going. But I know I’m not gonna come up with anything better than the jokes he throws at me.”

How Michael Bay handles improv: “Bay will yell out things for you to do with your hair or body or whatever. He yells out instructions while you’re in the middle of the scene. Those are supposed to be more serious moments. It’s sort of difficult to be in the middle of a scene when someone yells, like, “Say, ‘No Bumblebee, we have to get Optimus to the Dagger’s Tip now!’” and you’re like, ‘Ah … let me think about it first, it’s not gonna come out of my mouth the right way.’”

She’s surprised that no one knows she’s funny: “It’s weird to me that people haven’t picked up on it yet that I have a sense of humor. When you read my interviews from start to finish, it’s pretty obvious that there’s a lot of sarcasm. The things that get chosen in sound bites, that run and seem literal and sound like they’re very shocking, they were usually jokes, but people for whatever reason can’t accept the idea that I could possibly have been joking.”

Leslie Mann on how funny Megan is: “I was so surprised by how funny she was. She has an interesting attitude that’s fun to watch. She’s not actually trying to be funny. She just is. And then I had this little argument with a dad at school. He was an agent or something and he was talking about Megan saying, ‘Those girls are a dime a dozen.’ I got so mad! … I said, ‘You’re a dime a dozen!’ People don’t give her enough credit, just because she’s beautiful.”

[From LA Times]

This isn’t the first time Megan has claimed to be funny, but has yet to prove her case thus far because her small roles in both The Dictator and Friends with Kids have gone relatively unnoticed. That’s not entirely Megan’s fault because neither one of those movies set the box office on fire, so maybe it will be a different case when This is Forty comes out. Or maybe not.

Also, did you notice how Megan managed to speak of Michael Bay in a diplomatic manner? They were both such tools to each other back in the day, and even though I’m inclined to believe that Bay was truly terrible to Megan, she still should have known better than to think that calling him Hitler could possibly be interpreted as sarcasm. The same goes for the rest of Megan’s vapid, self-serving comments, but at least she’s learned her lesson. Or she got a better publicist.

Megan Fox

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet

 

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  1. handsome man saved me from the monsters says:

    No comments … How fitting.

  2. jinni says:

    Well maybe her humor doesn’t read well in print, but I’ve never thought she was funny in any of the video interviews she’s given for her previous movies either. So, I either don’t get her humor or maybe she’s not as funny as she keeps trying to get people to think she is.

  3. Nanz says:

    I’m kind of rooting for Fox now that she’s matured a little. I always feel a pang of embarrassment/empathy for young women (early 20s) who know it all. My 34 yr old self knows that with time (starting in my mid-20s) these women will realize exactly how much they have to learn. I think Fox has gotten to that point.

  4. NeNe says:

    Biotch, please!!! You are so irrelevant! Just STFU, and go away!!!!

  5. angie says:

    I don’t really like her but I don’t hate her either. I found her annoying and overexposed several years ago, and then she went away and kept a low profile, which a lot of hollywood actors/singers seem incapable to do. And now she seems more mature, so I don’t find her offesive like some other celebrities (john mayer etc…).

    • j.eyre says:

      I am kind of where you are with her. I don’t feel one way or the other, really. I thought she was cute in Friends with Kids; it was not a demanding role but she brought what she was supposed to for it. I love her son’s name, but I am biased on that front.

      However, I don’t think a person should have to tell you too many times that they are funny. If people don’t form that opinion on their own, best to leave it unsaid lest you call attention to how unfunny people find you.

    • Rose says:

      I agree with both of you…I haven’t really seen Megan Fox in anything other than Jonah Hex. I don’t love her but I don’t hate her either. She’s still young and needs to prove her talent and not just be the hot girl.

      Reading little blurbs here and there, she seems pretty mature for her age now and said family comes first & she doesn’t mind taking time off from her career to raise a few kids–the dilemma that most women have. She seems decent in that sense.

  6. Isa says:

    I kind of just wanted to read about the baby. Although I don’t care for the middle name Shannon for a boy. Even though it’s a male or female name, I still prefer it for a female. Or not at all really.
    Kind of excited about this movie. I watched knocked up and I remember wishing Paul Rudd and Leslie man were married IRL. I just hope they don’t spend the entire movie bickering because that becomes uncomfortable after a while.
    Oh and Megan is pretty.

  7. Stuart Horsely says:

    Funny, all I ever get is bad cheek implants, too much Botox and too much plastic surgery. She talks? I have never heard an intelligent word out of her mouth.

  8. Miffy says:

    Liking the backhanded compliment from Leslie Mann.
    I read it as: ‘Everyone thinks you’re completely replaceable. Don’t worry though! I got mad for you!’

  9. truetalk says:

    is she trying to remove her foot from her mouth?

  10. Mouse says:

    No Megan, but it’s VERY obvious there’s a lot of stupid.

  11. Happy21 says:

    Megan Fox has really grown on me over the last couple of years. Her plastic surgery and screwing with her face aside, I feel like she has genuinely evolved as a person and I give her a TONNE of credit for not selling out the birth of her child or even her pregnancy. Everything was on the downlow and that suprised me.

    Maybe she is funny. I’m hoping that she is :)

  12. pamspam says:

    Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Megan Fox.

  13. skuddles says:

    She gives interviews? And people actually read them? This is news to me.

  14. Amiga says:

    If you have to keep reminding people that you’re funny, then you’re not funny.

  15. Chris says:

    I do think she’s funny.

    I always read a lot of her supposedly outrageous comments as an attempt at comedy, which did manage to make me chuckle.

    I guess it’s because I have her brand of humor, my jokes are made to amuse myself, no the other person.

  16. dcypher1 says:

    Shes so annoying. Shes not funny at all. She has no personality either.