Megan Fox whines about celebrity: “I didn’t sign up for that”


Finally, W Magazine released their full interview with Megan Fox for the March issue. They’ve also released the full slideshow (here), of which I can only say that Megan is at times a very pretty girl, but she’s a sh-tty model. She has the same vague expression in every f-cking photo! Ridiculous. Anyway, the interview is epic, to say the least, although there seems to less stupidity and more caution in Megan’s quotes. Almost as if Megan was forced by her management team to try to be less of an a–hole. Shocking! Even though she’s already said some dumb things (that we covered earlier today), Megan still comes out with a few gems, like her thoughts on how she’s probably Native American, and her blatant hypocrisy on her fame monster. Here’s more:

On her Armani campaign: “There are some women you could put in underwear and photograph them, and it looks really classy and it doesn’t necessarily provoke a pinup image. But with me it does, immediately, as soon as I’m in underwear. I’m a Vargas girl. So they were really conscious of that on set, trying to make sure that it didn’t look like we were doing a Victoria’s Secret campaign or a men’s magazine. They wanted it to look like fashion.” Fox shrugs. “Which is hard to do with me.”

On trying to be fashionable: “Being super fashion-forward and always stepping out in the latest whatever is out there, being a constant fashion plate, like a Rihanna or whoever—that, to me, seems exhausting.” But in her regular life, Fox says, fashion is “part of your marketing, and I don’t want to market myself as a high-gloss magazine cover every time I walk out of the house.”

On celebrity and fame: “It’s an immense amount of pressure, celebrity itself,” she says. “I didn’t create that. I didn’t sign up for that; I didn’t know that was going to happen. It created itself.” Fox halts, suddenly aware that a great many of her own choices—telling a men’s magazine in 2008, for instance, that her (made-up) stripper girlfriend “smelled like angels”—make such denials sound a little ridiculous. “[It’s happened] with my assistance, obviously,” she quickly adds. “Whatever. But it’s so big and it’s so much. Such a good portion of it is so negative. I think that if you are receptive to anything, if you feel anything ever, it’s impossible not to let it affect your life.”

On filming in New Mexico: “When you first get here, you’re like, Holy f—ing s—, there’s nothing. I’m toying with the idea that because I come from an Indian background, Cherokee Indian, that maybe there’s something about the land [here] that is comforting to a past life I’ve had, ancestors or something,” she continues. It’s a rare moment of spiritual-speak for Fox, and she pauses, as if mentally conjuring the headline. “I like it here,” she finishes. “I don’t know if I could live here, but I do like it here.”

The full “I’m really maternal” quote: “No one believes me when I talk about this, but I’m really, really maternal. I worry that because I’ve always wanted [kids] so much, as the world goes sometimes, I won’t be able to have them, even though I would be able to provide them with such an amazing environment. And you know, the people who hate kids and don’t want kids always end up having 50 of them.”

Anxiety hinders her acting performance: “My main weakness is nerves. I have no confidence, and because of that I’m always second-guessing myself. That allows you to be false, and you can’t do that. You have to be honest; you gotta believe what you’re about to say. So once I get through the nerves, if ever, and sometimes it does happen, that’s when I’m able to have genuine moments.” She is quick to offer that she doesn’t believe acting is her biggest talent; she says she’s “marginally talented at a lot of things.”

On her “talent”: “There’s a million people I could name who are more deserving of the parts that I get and the life that I’m living,” she says. Asked if she’s envious of anyone in Hollywood, Fox raises her eyebrows, as if the answer to this question is obvious. “Everybody, maybe? Anyone who’s got any sort of legitimate accolades.”

On the fashion industry: “Well, it’s completely non-sensical. It operates—it’s its own monster and there are no laws to it. There’s no logic. And that’s interesting to me. I couldn’t survive in it, I couldn’t do it as my job, I couldn’t live in it everyday. It would make me crazy. You have so many brilliant people who are artistically gifted operating on these high levels of adrenaline everyday. I like to admire it from afar.”

On the two types of people who struggle in Hollywood: “One type is the type that’s incredibly gifted and on a level where they’re operating as geniuses artistically, and there’s a line between artistic genius and crazy and its very razor thin. And you have those people who get very confused living in Hollywood for many years, it f-cks with you. And then you have a totally different kind of person who gets sucked into it and manipulated by it and bulldozed by it. I feel like I’ve always been able to be really objective. I’ve always been on the outside, even of myself. So that allows me to not get too affected by it. It hasn’t destroyed my life yet.”

On donating to charity: “I work privately with some charities but I am not ready to come out and say, hey guys, I do charity, look at me. I just feel like its no longer charity if my image is somehow benefiting from it—I feel like I’m exploiting these people. I know that the argument is that you’re supposed to use your celebrity to encourage others to do good, and I get that. But I think there will be a time and a place for that and right now I’d rather keep it private.”

On managing her low self-esteem and “self-loathing”: “I choose very private moments to let it out. I’ve grown up with it, so its not like all of a sudden I’m suffering from depression or something that is unfamiliar to me. I’ve had it my whole life. It just is a part of my personality. I don’t ever do anything and go, “That was awesome. You did a good job.” I look at photos of myself and think, “Wow, I looked really gorgeous that night!” Or, “This working out is really paying off!” I never, ever, ever think that. There’s a million and one things that I’ve fallen short on all of the time in my mind. And you can’t—there’s not really a way to manage that, unless you want to go on meds, which I don’t need to do. I just drink a lot of green tea and meditate at night.”

[From W Magazine and More]

This was totally one of the best interviews Megan has ever done. Sure, she still said some crazy sh-t, but nowhere near the kind of crap that was coming out of her mouth every day on the Transformers promotional trail. Sigh… do I miss the old Megan? Maybe. She was fun to write about and smack around verbally. But I’m also kind of happy that Megan has begun to learn that she can’t or shouldn’t continue to just say whatever inane, rude, idiotic crap that comes to mind. Out little idiot is growing up! Mama’s so proud.


W Magazine photos by Craig McDean, courtesy of W online.

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  1. liz :) says:

    If only her acting could get better
    but we all know it can’t.

  2. JulieNewmar says:

    Please shut the f*ck up, you’re not that important or interesting.

  3. Me says:

    i think she’s a lot smarter than people give her credit for. I like how open she is.

  4. DoMaJoReMc says:

    Is there a reason that a BRA could not be found for this photo shoot? Tell me, again, Megan, that you didn’t sign up for this………………booooo hooooooo!

  5. Jaded says:

    I wish she’d stuff a sock in it, she’s stupid, irrelevant and arrogant with only sex to sell.

  6. Felicia says:

    Hmmm. Guess when she was “studying” for her “acting” career she absent for Lifestyle Day. I’ve never been an actress nor wanted to but I’ve always known that celebrity was a goal in that field. Hmmm, maybe someone should send her a memo?

  7. Ruby Red Lips says:

    Such cr*p – of course she signed up for it – how stupid would people be if they believed this rubbish

    Megan, go live in a cave and pop out to make a film then disappear again – oh but that wouldn’t work because you’d have to be talented to manage to be an actress without the appearing in sexy photoshoots & giving provocotaive interviews celebrity part…

  8. Leek says:

    Hey, if anything she is giving the impression that she has evolved, or at least gets the idea of it. I like her a little bit more.

    The fame thing is stupid, though. I mean, for all celebs to bitch about the fame. If you don’t want it then do theatre and indie films. Their wishes come true when they achieve that level of notoriety and no one yet has sold the, “I had no idea”, cop out.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I swear, she just has a few self deprecating talking points that she reconfigures for every interview. “I don’t think I’m pretty, I don’t think I’m talented, I’m insecure, people have a false impression of me, the movies I do are fluff”, blah blah freaking blah.

  10. Alarmjaguar says:

    I’m from NM and there is tons stuff there, but I’m glad she didn’t notice b/c we don’t want her there!

  11. Sally says:

    Is it me or are her eyes getting smaller with every new photo shoot?

    Even though I’m not fond of Megan, I appreciate that she’s making more of an effort to sound coherent and thoughtful in this interview!

  12. alibeebee says:

    she’s not that pretty maybe it’s because her ugliness is coming to the surface. but i dont find her that pretty. beauty is only skin deep ugly is to the core.

  13. Oh, not a lot of “Megan WT-Foxisms.” I’m sad.

  14. lola lola says:

    zzzzzzzzz zzzz zzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  15. Tru says:

    Thank the lord, she did not show those tricky thumbs of hers 🙂

  16. killswitch says:

    I think I get what she is saying – that no one could ask for it, that it is just crazy and it happens. But she doesn’t word it quite right.

  17. Constance says:

    Who cares what she’s trying to be “saying” for an interview. I’m pretty sure whatever unfortunate people are in her PR team “attempt” to coach her more and this is the product. Dribble.

  18. Grf says:

    i’m positive she’s mentally ill and memorized this crap from her agent.

  19. GatsbyGal says:

    I should’ve thought of that before she slept with Michael Bay to get that role in Transformers.

  20. Essie says:

    Of course this interview is better than the last one. The last time this idiot granted an interview she came off as a complete and total imbecile. Her “people” have obviously given her a few training sessions with some sort of image coach who has told her to try to think before she speaks. And she sounds like she is giving it a try. Still doesn’t work, but at least she sounds a bit less stupid in this interview.

    What I want to know is, why does she think she is a STAR? I mean, her only claim to fame is showing her (ass)ets in that movie that young boys like. What kind of fame is that? The movie she fronted on her own was a total bomb. What exactly has she done lately to get an interview in W? Girl needs to step up her acting game before she can complain about her “celebrity” and how horrible it is.

  21. Sammyhammy says:

    She is pretty, but that’s all she’s got. How sad.

  22. CB Rawks says:

    I totally agree with her about fashion, it is illogical, and I’d go further: it’s stupid! Every time I see an old style resurface that was being mocked five minutes ago and now is suddenly so AWEsome again, I just feel pity for the poor saps who eat it up.

  23. Johnthing says:

    so slap happy

  24. fizXgirl314 says:

    statistics show that men are more competitive in the workplace… granted, Fox isn’t in a typical industry and she’s also an idiot, just thought I’d clear up some stupid stereotypes people have set up…

    Men probably don’t compete with HER because they think she’s an imbecile and want to have sex with her… I just hate people who perpetuate stupid sexist stereotypes because they lack the intelligence to make a proper observation…

  25. fizXgirl314 says:

    oops, wrong megan fox article… seriously, why are there two articles about this idiot?

  26. snapdragon says:

    “My main weakness is nerves.” hmmm…interesting. i think her main weakness is her total lack of talent.

  27. archiepelago says:

    I like this interview. She knows that people don’t really think much of her and so she is letting us know that she herself agrees. The Law of Attraction: if you have self love and confidence, you command respect but if you are self loathing and fearful, then you tend to repel people. She is making excuses for herself (lack of confidence in the ability to stand up and be counted) but it shows insight on her part, just not enough smarts to understand that by continuing to say it, we continue to think she isn’t that great. She’s young and perhaps hoping to elicit some sympathy for her ‘failings’. It’s sad that a million actresses who have real talent and self belief will never get anywhere because they aren’t in that pretty package but I think Megan recognizes that. To say of herself that she has marginal talent is telling of someone who is still confused by her celebrity. This made me like her a little.

  28. Rachel says:

    Does her phone actually ring after Jennifer’s Body? she was voted the worst actress. So desperate for attention and so delusional.

    There is a long list of actresses who are far better looking than Megan Fox who would never make such stupid Comments. She has not even opened a movie on her name alone yet, and she makes such grandiose comments about herself.

  29. Aims says:

    Still pretty tho!

  30. Enonymous says:

    Put your claws away people, she is not that bad as some of you make her out to be. I personally like her and I think she is not worse or better then any other person her age. Plus she is gorgeous as well.

  31. M says:

    @ Aims

    I believe the credit for any prettyness that people see in her should go to her plastic surgeon lol.

  32. kellogg says:

    Does she only have one look? Blue Steel?

  33. Sarah says:

    Hm, I don’t know what to think… Did she get herself some pro to prep her for such interviews or was she really just a bit stupid in the past?

    In any case… how uninspiring can somebody be?? Before, she was super bitchy, now she is super boring. I don’t know what I can live more easily with!

  34. Annabelle says:

    HA. Every other interview I have ever read, I didn’t really like her… I thought she was silly. But now I do, I really, really like her. good on her!

  35. celandine says:

    “I just feel it’s no longer charity if my image is somehow benefitting from it”.

    Thank you!! Otherwise, it’s known as “Good PR”.

    This small snippet of good sense notwithstanding, it’s great to know there’s beautiful women out there that have a vaccuum where their brain should be – wouldn’t the world be a duller place if we were all average-looking and smart?

  36. Lway says:

    You didn’t sign up for this? – well then f@#k off…

  37. Bete says:

    She’s not as dumb as Gwen Stefani

  38. Cea says:

    “She didn’t sign up for this.”

    Such bs. You don’t get a bunch of plastic surgery like she‘s had done (in order to look hotter and achieve more movie roles , If you don’t like attention, and you certainly don’t audition for a huge Michael Bay franchise film, if you didn’t want the major fame and attention that goes along with it.

    She’s is not fooling anybody. She wanted it, so badly so, that she went under the knife for it. She degraded herself and washed Michael Bay’s car for it..

    And that comment about her thinking she looks like a Vargas girl, (Rolls eyes)just makes her sound really full of herself, and not from a person that’s insecure, as she claims to be.
    (Plus, she looks nothing like the girls in a Vargas painting . . Unlike her, those girls look like natural beauties.)

  39. Cea says:

    The first picture she looks beautiful, but the next three, her plastic surgery looks really evident. Her fake nose and mouth ruin her to me, although sometimes it’s less noticeable depending on the angle and lighting.

  40. Lisa says:

    She’s a bubble gum actress here today, gone tomorrow, why is she trying so hard to make herself important.
    No one cares anymore. This is a lame publicity stunt.

  41. Ana says:

    I don’t mind this interview so much except for the “I didn’t sign up for that” part. I mean come on, anyone who wants to be famous knows it comes with the package.
    Now an actor with actual talent, is able to become famous without courting the paps or using shock value to get their name in the press. They do it with roles.
    Am I the only one that thinks she actually looks prettier without as much photoshop?

  42. RoXie says:

    It’s so weird. Her face looks exactly the same in every picture. The same expression she always has though. She just looks really “plastic” to me. And if her nose gets any skinnier she will have a Michael Jackson nose.

  43. NicoleAM says:

    On the one hand she says that it’s hard for her to do high fashion, essentially ’cause she too sexy….then she yaps about how insecure she is. I think she’s feeling the backlash so in an effort to get ppl to feel sorry for her she feigns crippling insecurity. And I wish she would stop w/ her phony mental illnesses, it’s an insult to those who are truly sick.

  44. Mouse says:

    Everything about this person makes me want to vomit.