Megan Fox needs to be drunk to watch her films

Megan Fox hates to watch herself “act”. She admitted as much recently when she claimed that in order to sit through Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, she needed some champagne. Personally, I don’t think I could sit through a Megan Fox movie without several shots of hard liquor, but that’s just me. Megan describes her anxiety with watching herself as a “phobia”, but I’ve read many actors feel the same way about watching their own work. I’ve heard people like Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore and Hugh Grant describe their horror at watching themselves on film, and how they usually avoid their own films like the plague:

It’s nice to see that Megan Fox takes the same approach to watching one of her movies as the rest of the planet.

The actress has admitted that she needs to be drunk before a viewing – especially when it came to her most recent flick, the critically-panned Transformers 2.

Megan – who spent the weekend househunting in Santa Monica with on/off boyfriend Brian Austin Green – admitted: “I usually don’t watch myself. I don’t watch playback. I don’t look at still photos. I have a phobia of it.’

“But, I forced myself to sit down for Transformers 2. I shot an entire glass of champagne, so that I could get through it.”

[From The Sun]

Since I don’t want to bash Megan Fox for this, I’ll just tell one of the funniest stories I’ve ever heard regarding this subject. It comes from Robert Redford’s appearance on Inside the Actor’s Studio, which you can see a small clip of here. Redford was talking about how he didn’t like or care to see his movies, and how that’s the way it’s always been throughout his career. Then he said something about how that had recently changed because he took his grandkids to the video store, and they wanted to see some of his old movies. As Redford is telling the story, he then does an aside to James Lipton tells him that he doesn’t know what’s wrong with his daughter, that she hasn’t shown the kids Redford’s old movies, which got a big laugh. Redford admitted that he sat down with his grandkids and watched a bunch of his old movies, and he said in a very humble, funny way, “They were pretty good.”

Megan Fox is shown at Fashion Week in Paris on 7/7/09 and outside the Ken Paves salon in LA on 7/10/09. Credit:

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  1. embertine says:

    What a coincidence! I also have to be drunk to sit through any of her films, particularly now that she’s transformed herself from a very pretty girl to a trash-talking attention whore who is looking more like an anorexic tranny with each day that passes.

  2. PrincessJay says:

    I’d have to be drunk too….the only thing this girl has going for her is her looks. That’s it. PERIOD.

  3. Mairead says:

    God, yez are all doing better than me. After twitching through her wasting celluloid on “How to Lose Friends and Alientate People”, I’ll need to be unconscious in the future.

  4. Kath Jaynes says:

    I think actors don’t like to watch themselves because they are inherently insecure narcissists and prefer to have others tell them how wonderful their performace was, rather than have to watch themselves and see every flaw.

  5. nelly says:

    Real actors watch their performances and try to learn with every single mistake to make themselfs flawless.

    Well, Megan Fox just drinks champagne!

  6. Codzilla says:

    Mairead: It seems she’s taken the title of that film to heart, LOL.

  7. msanthropist says:

    A ‘whole’ glass of champagne got her through a 150 minute movie? What a lightweight. I’d need to be necking my fourth bottle just to make it to the end of T2.

  8. HashBrowns says:

    I think she’s trying to mimic Johnny Depp who, whenever he does press for his movies and he’d been doing some for Public Enemies, gets asked about watching his own movies and says he has an aversion to it mostly because he feels that his job is done after they finish filming. Also that he feels like it’s some other guy on screen and it’s weird to watch that guy.

    Anyway, enough about the sexy Johnny Depp. I bet she’s just trying to jump on that bandwagon and seem like more of a valid actress by saying she doesn’t act just so she can watch herself.

  9. Jen says:

    I don’t know why everyone bashes Megan Fox… I know she talks out of her ass, but it’s really refreshing to have such a gorgeous actress be so honest.

    Now mind you, I’m aware she does things and says things for attention (Nikita the stripper anyone?) but which starlet hasn’t ever? They are actresses, they want attention. She’s just a little more blunt about it.

  10. Brittney says:

    You and me both, Megan.

  11. the original kate says:

    so do we, megan…so do we.

  12. Jen says:

    Finally something Megan Fox and I agree on. Though I will go with Msanthropist and have at the very least 4 bottles

  13. viper says:

    She looked like an oily over baked blow fish in TF2. I mean shewa sfreaking ORANGE and glossy.

  14. Di says:

    Is this girl that Stupid!!! How damaged was her childhood. With that has-been BAG…Wow!! How appropriate. She has bashed her own movies and a great director. Heads up honey…the director has final say on the hiring! Constantly quoted stating how unattractive she is…come on! Who wouldn’t change places with her. I’d even be happy for the toe-thumbs! Someone sould tell this excuse for skin that…Beauty is only skin deep BUT humility is priceless. Shut-up and at least ACT grateful!! Sorry, I’m just so put off by “young Hollywood.” It’s really hard to like these morons!

  15. beastly101 says:

    she kinda looks like michael jackson in this picture

  16. lisa says:

    If it weren’t for her beauty (which will fade), this girl would be nothing but an ignorant mouthpiece.

  17. mxml says:

    she has terrible fashion sense.

  18. Bob says:

    I have a theory the Megan has a pocket full of “dumb quote” fortune cookies, and every day she cracks one open and reads whatever it says inside.

    Tommorow’s Megan Quote: “I think Eskimos smell funny.”

  19. liz :) says:

    Everyone had to get drunk to watch her in that movie. Please this girl doesn’t know how to act, what are her references? The movie she starred with lindsay lohan. Come on,she gets job offers only because she’s pretty. Wait no! She is not pretty, she is attractive not pretty or beautiful. And even less talented. Go smoke some pot with your sex partner shia ladouche.

  20. Mairead says:

    What? Wait – did someone just accuse Michael Bay of being a “great’ director? Crikey! 😯

  21. belle says:

    I think she is very pretty no doubt ,, but now she is beginning to annoy the shit out of me. She comes off as immature, and likes to talk about how much pot she smokes, how shes not the marrying kind,, just please shut up, you are not fooling anyone. Maybe I’m wrong and she is nervous about watching herself in a movie, but um ,, other than the lindsay lohan movie and transformers.. not too familiar with her movies.

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  23. denny says:

    just watched tranformers 1 and 2, seriously she doesn’t know how to act.. sheshould take more acting lessons.. perhaps she should jus stick to modelling… i dont even know why people compare her to angelina jolie..

  24. Darron Milin says:

    Megan Fox’s image comes across as a person that’s very comfortable in her own skin