Megan Fox stopped drinking after she got belligerent at the 2009 Globes

Golden Globe Awards 2009

The Megan Fox Renaissance is still happening, and there’s a tendency to believe that Megan Fox was just minding her business during the early years of her career, and people just decided to yell at her constantly. There’s more nuance to the situation with Fox though – for years, she just flat-out lied in interviews and talked an enormous amount of sh-t. There was a reason people thought she was kind of an a–hole, you know? I bring this up because Megan explained why she stopped drinking and how it was related to a somewhat infamous interview she gave at the Golden Globes in 2009. I forgot some of these quotes from 2009 and I cracked up seeing them again.

Megan Fox is taking responsibility for comments she made at the 2009 Golden Globe Awards while explaining her decision not to drink today. In a recent interview with Who What Wear, the 35-year-old actress reflected on different iconic ensembles she has rocked over the years, pausing after arriving at her stunning gold 2009 Globes gown to address remarks she made after having alcohol that night.

“I was sat at a table with Blake Lively and all three Jonas Brothers,” said Fox. “At the Golden Globes, they always put those giant bottles of Moët champagne on the table — I went through multiple glasses of that. Now I don’t drink, and this is why: I was belligerent and said a bunch of s— I shouldn’t have said on the red carpet after that,” the Midnight in the Switchgrass star went on. “I think I got in a lot of trouble for whatever I said on the red carpet at this event. I don’t remember why, but I know I did. You can look that up,” she added.

In a clip from Fox’s 2009 red-carpet interview, obtained by TMZ, the actress said in part that she believes looks like “a doppelgänger for Alan Alda” before adding, “I’m a man.”

“I’m so painfully insecure. I’m on the verge of vomiting right now,” she told Giuliana Rancic. “I’m so horrified that I’m here.”

Fox also told Rancic, 46, “I really want [Salma Hayek's] boobs,” which she called “amazing” and “perfect,” and touched on why then-boyfriend Brian Austin Green wasn’t in attendance with her at the event. (The actor, 48, confirmed their split last year after almost 10 years of marriage.)

“He doesn’t want to be my date. He’s a man — he has an ego,” she said of Green. “I think he’s probably working on music; I don’t think he cares [about watching the show].”

Fox also said “I basically starve myself for a month” to achieve her “22-inch waist,” before quickly adding, “I’m kidding. I did a lot of Pilates. An immense amount of Pilates.”

[From People]

“An immense amount of Pilates” took me out. And that comment about BAG – well, just add it to the pile of comments she made over the years where she indicated that BAG was not supportive of her career or her fame. The thing is, I looked up the video of this interview, and I included it below. This… um, was a red carpet interview on the Golden Globes. As in, it happened BEFORE the Globes ceremony. She wasn’t drunk yet, or at least she doesn’t have the excuse of “I was drinking champagne at the table.” She might have been drunk when she arrived at the Globes, absolutely. But again, this is before she was seated at the Golden Globes ceremony.

She also uses the word “tr–ny.”

Golden Globe Awards 2009

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  1. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    She’s stunning. Absofrigginlutely stunning.
    As for BAG, well they say the most honest people are small children and drunks, so…

  2. Piratewench says:

    I swore off vodka after my husband told me it makes me mean. It was my favorite alcohol, one of the few I can drink, and I always thought I was hilaaaarious when I was drinking vodka. Nope, I was an a**hole and my mean streak came right out. It’s not worth it.
    Her use of the word tr**ny is so offputting. But I do respect that she owns her behavior and has made a serious change to not repeat that behavior. Her children will benefit the most from that decision. Seeing your parent in a state of angry-drunk is so damaging.

    • Aphra says:

      To be fair, you were probably both hilarious AND mean. Which can be a lot of fun, but also wear thin over time. Proud of you for making changes that work for you and your fam.

    • MerlinsMom1018 says:

      Piratewench
      Congratulations!!!
      I hear you. My drinking days ended when I killed a whole bottle of Jack straight and then drove myself and my 3 small daughters home from a party. I woke up the next morning with zero memory of that. I was horrified. I even went out to look at the car to make sure there was no body or damage. My oldest also told me I was mean to them that night. That was that. Full stop.

    • Scorpion says:

      You are not alone in this. I’m friendlier and far more witty drunk than I am sober. I always know my limits though, because you can cross the line into obnoxious territory easily which is what happened on girls trip to Mexico. My friend told me the next day, I was mortified.

    • Delphine says:

      I agree about the T word but tbh I don’t know if I understood in 2009 that it was a slur. I feel like I’ve been educated a lot since then.

  3. Jenn says:

    I never really paid attention to her years ago, but she sounds like a young woman with such a lack of confidence in herself. I mean, her partner couldn’t even be bothered to go and support her.

    • Sigmund says:

      Yeah, that’s what struck me about her comments. Not that they were okay, but she seemed incredibly self-conscious. Between her a**hole husband and how she was treated back then by the media, that probably messed with her self-esteem a lot.

    • Sigmund says:

      Duplicate comment

  4. ThEHufflepuffLizLemon says:

    I’m a silly, loving person drunk. The worst thing I do is make plans for vacations and events. We plan a lot of vacations with our besties while drinking. 🤷🏻‍♀️ (A lot of them actually happen too 😂 Fall Break is always planned over booze and dominoes.)

    I think alcohol brings out who you really are-in vino, veritas and all that. Apparently my truest self is goofy and loves to travel with friends. And apparently Megan’s true self at that time had body issues, thought her husband was threatened by her success, and that Salma Hayek has great boobs. Having that all blurted out on the National Stage would suck. Can’t blame her for avoiding a repeat.

    • Anna says:

      I have to respectfully disagree with the “alcohol brings out who you really are” point. It is an addictive substance and has differing effects on individuals and that includes their histories, familial and otherwise, and their body chemistry, etc. Maybe yes, “in vino, veritas” re: truth coming out when one’s inhibitions are lowered, but to make some blanket statement that that drunk character is the “true” one? Must disagree with that. We are all made up of many parts, sober, drunk and all.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        It is a CNS depressant. It does cause disinhibition because of the CNS depression. That said, more alcohol can produce the “instant asshole, just add water,” versus a few drinks that make one “tipsy” and gregarious. It depends on the degree of alcohol and central nervous system depression when too much is consumed.

    • MC2 says:

      Agree with Anna. Alcohol shuts off parts of your brain, because after you’ve consumed so much that your liver can’t handle it, it’s a poison in your system & your brain does what it should do. So, your memory shuts off (don’t need that to survive) and parts of your frontal lobe (decision making, compassion, etc). The idea that one is their “true self” drunk is just a version of them careening down the road without headlights or brakes.

  5. Maria says:

    When I get drunk I start hyping everyone around me up, but I also start buying people things. On a night that was supposed to just be a fun dinner with a friend we ended up at a department store (using a lyft, no driving of course) and I insisted on buying her a necklace, lol. So I had to cut back as my wallet was suffering.

    • Roo says:

      Maria, that’s so cute and sweet. I love that your generous self comes out. :)

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Omg. I start buying everyone shit as well. Like go to dinner, have some Rita’s, and all of a sudden it’s Christmas. Either shopping or dancing. I’m goofy, loving, loud, generous and must dance into the night lol. Those days are gone though because my husband is an alcoholic so I quit years ago to make things easier for him. But nothing is easy when it concerns drinking issues. Absolutely nothing.

  6. ME says:

    I don’t drink, never have…but I can honestly say I HATE being around drunk people. I just absolutely hate it.

    • Betsy says:

      It’s not fun, is it. Uniformly they forget part of themselves and always think they are somewhere on the most clever, most insightful, funniest, friendliest, hottest spectrum (pick a person’s particular flavor). And they’re just not.

    • TeeBee says:

      Nothing is more offputting than being the sober one surrounded by drunk people. You become hyper aware of their behaviour and some things cannot be unseen, or unknown. I was never a heavy drinker, but I certainly knew I was over imbibing when I was young, and did so on purpose. I knew I was more outgoing after drinking, and in social settings, when you’re trying to stand out or get attention alcohol is a handy tool. Once I got a little older, a little more mature, the need and desire for that kind of posturing diminished. For the past almost 15 years I have decreased alcohol consumption to the point of it being zero. But for some drinking increases as they age. And man, my discomfort grows. I might seem prudish to my friends (we are in our 50s) and feel as encouraged to drink as I did when in my 20s. It’s weird to be made to feel awkward to refuse to drink as an older person. Go figure…

  7. Darla says:

    I’m a silly drunk too, and never get mean. I do get very flirty and can be a bit easy. Oh well! Nobody’s perfect.

  8. Lena says:

    Ummmm..I kinda don’t believe she doesn’t drink anymore. Just probably doesn’t drink when she has to be in public, which, hell, is a good idea. She probably drank before for nerves, had the bottle on the table, then was probably carried out,with just this interview as a memory.

  9. tempest prognosticator says:

    At first, alcohol made me more fun… less inhibited… more interesting. When I got drunk I was silly and maybe too affectionate. I liked alcohol. A lot. After a few years, things took a turn. I drank too much and I was no fun to be around. I quit drinking many years ago. Some people can drink “normally” and some people can’t. It’s good that she recognized there was a problem.

  10. Ann says:

    That had me smiling! She’s got a great sense of humor.

  11. GrnieWnie says:

    What a prick BAG was. Support your partner, you dirtbag. Talk about a fragile ego.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      And to think she was my daughter’s current age when that happened. It makes me angry. What a manipulative POS BAG is/was. Fragile, toxic male.

  12. Veronica S. says:

    She sounds like a lot of us when we were young, dumb, and insecure, especially if you don’t have a mind for discretion. I cringe at the thought of how I behaved in my twenties sometimes and am definitely glad it’s not out there for the world to remember on camera.

    • Betsy says:

      Yep. And I didn’t even have alcohol as an excuse! I was just a terrible (and deeply mentally ill at times) person.

  13. Green Desert says:

    As some have said on here, she seems so insecure. That may be part of the reason she has had so much work done on her face. She was gorgeous back then and didn’t know it. She also came up when the media was even harder on young women than it is now and was no doubt a victim of that. My God, BAG…what a prick. She has said things through the years alluding to this. I think she was 18 when they started dating and he was 30. So much to unpack there. Good she got out.

  14. Paige says:

    The most horrific thing of all-this means
    she is SOBER choosing MGK

    • Amanda says:

      Yeah, I don’t get what some girls see in him.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      On its face, this is a funny comment!!
      But- who knows what he is really like. Maybe he adores, respects, and worships her. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My spouse is like this with me- I adore, love and respect him; 25.5 years in- but he will often rib that one partner always loves the other partner more… and he says he is that person. IDK. Relationships are never static. Make your happiness happen.

  15. Willow says:

    I don’t drink anymore because alcohol is one of my migraine triggers. What really pisses me off is how in so many social situations there is often no non alcoholic alternative or when you tell people you don’t drink, they get weird or push you to drink. And I’m 50, so I’m with old people who should know better. I can’t even imagine how difficult situations like this must be for alcoholics. Or do you say recovering alcoholics? So, if you know someone who doesn’t drink, please have more than just water or soda for them to drink, and don’t ask them if they are sure that they don’t want just a sip of those great margaritas you personally made.

    • JanetDR says:

      I basically quit drinking in my early 30s because I didn’t like not feeling good the next day if I drank too much. I might have 1 or 2 for a special occasion if we’re out and about now and again but months go by. Ha! Now more than a year. My honey likes to have a rum and coke to bring in the weekend. but now that I’m more *ahem* mature, what I find is that it makes me sleepy. I don’t mind having just wated, but something sparkling is nice too.
      I am always thinking how weird it is when people push you to drink alcohol or want to know why. It’s pretty much the same when they find out you don’t eat meat. I don’t care to proselytize, just let me have my choices!

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Yes! Sparkling fruit juices, non-alcoholic drinks (virgin whatever), sparkling water with fruit garnish and fruit juice, ginger beer (high ginger content), slushies, smoothies- it’s so easy to provide variety if you put ten minutes of thought into it.

  16. Aries-Mira says:

    I don’t drink and never will. I had classmates in high school that died because of excessive drinking (and driving): 8 teens/grads crammed into a tiny car that tried to cross the highway and got t-boned by a semi truck, three girls in a horrific crash where you couldn’t even tell it was a car that they were driving, and those are just two of many, many examples. So, I vowed to never touch the stuff.

  17. Sakura says:

    BAG was no doubt a sh!tbag to Megan more than a few times over the years, but let’s face it, Megan was no saint either. I remember her Rolling Stone interview after Jennifer’s Body came out(If I remember correctly) where Megan said she gets so mad at BAG that she wants to stab him sometimes, or something to that effect. I was like, geez, hope your future kids never read that. Here recently she said she got so mad at BAG once that she wrote Nietzsche quotes all over his walls. I’m sure Megan did a lot of obnoxious things like that. Their age difference at that point did them no favors. I get Megan fancies herself an old soul, but she was still very young and prone to immaturity.