Megan Fox is on the cover of the February 2013 issue of Esquire Magazine. The interview is a little confusing, because she’s all over the place.
Like, for example, she says this about that famous “Transformers” photo of her leaning half-naked over the Camero. Or maybe she’s talking about the sex symbol role, in general:
“I felt powerless in that image,” she says. “I didn’t feel powerful. It ate every other part of my personality, not for me but for how people saw me, because there was nothing else to see or know. That devalued me. Because I wasn’t anything. I was an image. I was a picture. I was a pose.”
But then she appears on the Esquire Magazine cover like this:
But look, she’s gorgeous. I mean, if I looked like that, I’d no doubt want to show it off. Somehow. Probably not that way, but somehow. I might even buy nice underwear to, you know, wear around the house.
But if you’re looking to shed the sex symbol status, you might want to forego posing in your underwear on magazine covers. Then again, who knows, she might just be the smartest person in the room.
A few more tidbits from the Esquire story:
On removing her Marilyn Monroe tattoo: “I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn’t want to visualize something so negative … She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable … She had all of the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I’m not interested in following in those footsteps.”
On the negative aspects of fame: “I don’t think people understand. They all think we should shut the f*ck up and stop complaining because you live in a big house or you drive a Bentley. So your life must be so great. What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly.”
On looking to the church for answers: “I can’t stand pills. I don’t like drinking. I don’t like feeling out of control. I have to feel like I’m in control of my body. And I know what you’re thinking, Then why would I want to go to church and speak in tongues? You have to understand, there I feel safe. I was raised to believe that you’re safe in God’s hands. But I don’t feel safe with myself.”