From a superstar to obscurity, what happened to Megan Fox and her once promising Hollywood career?
Megan Fox was at the height of her fame in 2007; a relatively unknown actress was thrust into the Hollywood forefront and became the fantasy of every teenager to older men alike in a span of a year. The year of 2007 was Megan’s year; she dominated the tabloids; men websites created full spreads of Megan’s racy photos to get millions of clicks.
The racy pictures did the trick, and she was the favorite actress of everyone and not particularly for the right reasons. The way she was pitched in those movies, both made her a superstar and also ruined her career in a two-year span. From capturing everyone’s imagination in 2007 movie Transformers to being blacklisted by almost all men sites was something of a nose dive for the actress. The real reason though for her disappearance from Hollywood was a straightforward comment she made in 2009 before the release of 'Revenge of the Fallen'.
Watch: Megan Fox in the first Transformers movie, fixing Bumblebee
During the promotion of Revenge of the Fallen, Megan gave an interview to Wonderland Magazine which got her fired from the Transformers sequel and for all intents and purposes, destroyed her career to an unrecoverable position. She said to the magazine, “He's like Napoleon, and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it's endearing to watch him.”
This woman was thrust into superstardom, and she was made into a superstar overnight, and most people maturely handle the newfound fame, Megan was not the same case though. She let the stardom get to her head, and Steven Spielberg is someone who you don’t want to anger.
Michael Bay talked about the impact her comments created at the production company; he said, “You know the Hitler thing. Steven (Spielberg) said, fire her right now. I wasn't hurt, because I know that's just Megan. Megan loves to get a response. And she does it in kind of the wrong way. I'm sorry, Megan. I'm sorry I made you work 12 hours. I'm sorry that I'm making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy.”
Megan acted in 'Jennifer’s Body' next, which was supposed to jump-start her career, but it was nothing short of an abysmal showing at the box office as well as among the critics. Steven Spielberg is one of the most respected people in Hollywood, and he is also considered to be a considerate person, imagine being on the wrong side of such esteemed and loved directors in Hollywood. No one with clout in Hollywood wanted to touch Megan with a 20-foot long pole, from a movie star all of sudden she became radioactive.
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In the next ten years, she acted in about ten movies and TV shows all of which flopped except for 'Ninja Turtles', but the sequel to the movie bombed huge at the box office which ended all aspiration of a comeback in a serious role. After her stint in Transformers, Megan was type-casted into films with most of the roles she was getting was her showing her body and wearing a skimpy outfit to get arousal out of men, the Bambi like characterization where she was just a hotty for men to rescue, ruined her. She never could shade the male gaze way of looking at her, which was the result of Michael Bay’s characterization of her role.
Watch: Megan Fox as a school girl in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Like we said before, one comment destroyed her Hollywood career; Transformers shot her into the stratosphere of Hollywood and its sequel caused her to lose all credibility in Hollywood. From being hard to work with to an inconsiderate person, the pile of shit leveled against her was something she could never get out from under which is why Hollywood’s all but forgotten the actress.