Megan Fox sucks it up & says nice stuff about ‘lovely, loveable’ Michael Bay


Before we get to the actual new quotes from Megan Fox – her first interview in a while, actually – I think we lay down the base for WHY Megan is speaking right now. She stars in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the movie executive produced by Michael Bay. The trailer came out a few weeks ago and it is one of the sketchiest, most terrifying, most horrifying things I’ve ever seen. Prepare yourselves:

Okay. Are you okay? So, that’s where Megan Fox’s career is these days. She’s had two babies very quickly, she’s bad-mouthed a lot of powerful people in Hollywood and she’s basically lucky (yes, I said it) to get work on this movie. Many were surprised that Michael Bay hired her because, well, Bay was one of the biggest targets Megan had when she went dangerously off-message during the promotion of Transformers 2. Reportedly Megan sent Bay a “heartfelt apology” after she went off, complaining about the quality of the Transformers films and saying Bay was “like Hitler” and “like Napoleon.” Well, Megan has a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, and my how the worm has turned:

Why she signed on TMNT: “I was really in love with them. I have an older sister that’s 12 years older than me, so part of it initially was because I wanted to be like my big sister. But, it’s a really cool project for me because it was a huge part of my childhood, and it’s always been.”

Working with Michael Bay again: “He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie. I’ve always loved Michael. We’ve had our battles in the past but even when I’ve been really outspoken about difficulties we’ve had, I’ve always followed up by saying that I have a particular affinity to him. He can be very vulnerable, and he’s very likeable and loveable. I’ve always been very vocal about that as well. But, sometimes we clash because we both have very willful, powerful personalities.”

The April O’Neil character: “She’s more of a leader when she explores her relationship with the turtles instead of just the human companion that gets dragged along on the adventure. It’s more representative of a modern woman…I’m completely clothed for the entire movie. There’s no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. Jonathan was really insistent on not wanting her to be sexualized or to take that sort of typical role we’ve seen women take in movies thus far, and that I’ve taken in particular.”

But she’s fine with the pin-up thing: “I don’t really mind. It’s actually a large part of my personality. I think you can be that and you can also be intelligent and strong. I don’t think they’re in opposition to one another – at least in my life.”

Motherhood: “I had just had Noah when I started taking meetings to see if this would work out for me. How cool is it to have a mom that plays either a superhero or plays the part of this iconic franchise that spans so many generations? I mean, hopefully they’ll both think I’m cool.”

[From EW]

Well, she sounds… subdued. Someone got with the program, didn’t they? Megan is a prime example of the fickleness (I almost spelled that with a “U”) of the young American male, the prime demographic that all of Hollywood wants to appeal to. In 2008-09, Megan was the hottest girl around. Every dude loved her. Every dude thought she was the hottest thing. Megan thought she was the hottest thing too, which is why she started bad-mouthing everyone and everything. And so the attention went away, she got fired from a big job and not that many people wanted to work with her. So she had to rebuild, slowly, and come back with a new attitude. But will the fickle male fanbase still be there? I really don’t know.



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  1. Algernon says:

    I just can’t with her face.

  2. GeeMoney says:

    She’s had too much work done. Not sure what the young male population thinks of her now.

  3. Zigggy says:

    She looks like a doll now.

  4. aims says:

    Has she had some work done?

  5. HH says:

    She had two babies back to back! Now it all makes sense because I kept seeing little stories and thinking “she’s still pregnant?!?!”

    Now to the main point: MICHAEL BAY YOU RUINED TMNT. Now’s the time she should actually be going off on him. This is garbage. Thank the Lord a live-action movie was made previously so this didn’t ruin my childhood.

    • Happyhat says:

      I loved that movie – the proper movie!!

      I will not see this version – it just looks like Transformers but without the Transformers.

  6. Eleanor Zissou says:

    I would really like this movie to succeed because Noel Fisher is in it and his career should take off because he’s one of the best actors I’ve seen recently.

    • Tatjana says:

      I’ve only seen him in Shameless and Hatfields & McCoys and he was amazing in both. It’s amazing that Mickey Milkovich and Cotton Top were played by the same actor.

      Having said that, I don’t see this film being his big break.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    oh that trailer is the stuff of nightmares…

  8. Viv says:

    Many of my guy friends who used to have outrageous crushes on her find her unattractive nowadays. Kate Upton is “it” now.

  9. blue marie says:

    New face Megan realizes she needs a job

  10. Loopy says:

    She was absolutely stunning in Hope and Faith, i can some what justify getting work done as you get older but why do these young starlets need to mess up their face? Anyways i don’t remember TMNT being that dark.

  11. Delta Juliet says:

    Speaking for my husband, I’m pretty sure the guys will still find her plenty hot.

  12. Tiffany says:

    To my dying day….I will always see a TMNT movie. Always. Damn you Bay!!!!!

  13. lem says:

    my guy friends used to think she was hot until it was splashed all over the internet just HOW much plastic surgery she has had done. and then she went too far and i think it turned a lot of guys off.

  14. Skesis says:

    Her skin looks like fondant. Too much filler.

  15. lunchcoma says:

    Michael Bay is making Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Megan Fox is April O’Neil.

    I need to go look at some pictures of kittens, because being reminded of these two facts is making me terribly depressed on an otherwise lovely, sunny Friday.

  16. TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

    Has anyone, next to Lady gagggles, fallen more precipitously than megan fox, I hope she finds happiness as a mom, because the public is over her – and let’s face it, her marginal acting abilities, combined with inane interviews and a crappy arrogant attitude during transformers 2 combined with this awful plastic surgery, has killed her career.
    And why, for the love of God, do we need a remake of TMNT?

  17. lambert says:

    I don’t get what’s going on with her looks, Is it her hair (or hairline) or face? She used to be so beautiful. Now she looks like she came from the same factory that Nicole Kidman came from.

  18. Mikeyangel says:

    Yes, men will still be into her.

  19. Evi says:

    She hasn’t had that many chunky roles since bitching about Bay has she?

  20. bettyrose says:

    “fickle male fan base” . . . . well, she’s no longer going to appeal to teen boys. She’s a mom and not a teenager any more. She’s not the right girl for Transformers style trash any more, but those films didn’t really rock her career any way. She could definitely play a sitcom mom on tv if the big screen goes sour on her.

  21. A Fan says:

    She sure has had to pay dearly for her attitude problems – way, way more than others. Wonder why…

    [*On another note, that beautiful face is gone*]

    • Grail Seeker says:

      She hasn’t paid anymore than others, sorry. That whole town is just messed up. her downfall was just more public.

    • snowflake says:

      i agree. there are people who are way bigger messes than her. as a woman who is too blunt sometimes, i can totally sympathize. she got punished way too harshly for speaking her mind, if a guy said the stuff she did, he would have had way less backlash. i hope she can revive her career.

  22. LAK says:

    I wish she’d stuck to her ‘off message’ guns and explored the smaller pics and resurrected her career in a different direction.

    Michael Bay is a pig.

    That said, her career isn’t as dead as Katherine Heigl’s career!!!

  23. yeah i do says:

    I had such a girl crush on her..she was sooo pretty,sigh…..
    i think michael bay is in love with her or something like that..i really think that.

  24. Lauraq says:

    I love the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, plus the first two movies (still have some VHS tapes…omg the episode where Shredder puts those alien eggs on pizzas…lol). This looks terrible.