Megan Fox is an extremely talented and sexy actress. In an online poll in 2008, she was voted the sexiest woman in the world, and she appeared to be on top of the world since landing the part of Mikaela Banes in Michael Bay’s Transformers.
Megan Fox’s career took a turn when she and her co-star Shia LaBeouf gained big acclaim for their appearances, as well as the blockbuster as a whole.
Hollywood is a fast-paced, ruthless setting, which ensures that if an actor or actress makes an inappropriate remark or makes a personal decision that they later regret, it will, sadly, tarnish their career in any way.
It all started for Fox when she said something that might be related to today’s “cancel culture.” Of course, everybody makes mistakes, and Fox is well aware of her own, but the impact it has on her is palpable.
1. Megan Fox’s turbulent comments towards Michael Bay
Megan Fox’s career did not begin with the Transformers franchise, but it did help her rise to fame. Before 2009, when she sat down with Wonderland Magazine and spoke about everything under the sun, including her time on set with Transformers director Michael Bay, it looked like she was on her way to becoming an A-lister.
“He’s like Napoleon, and he needs to build this wild, notorious madman reputation,” she said when asked about collaborating with the “Blockbuster King.” On his sets, he needs to be Hitler, and he is.
As a result of Fox’s remarks, she did not appear in the third Transformers film. She has apologized for that part of the interview, but it has sadly damaged her promising future.
Fox later apologized to Bay and was cast as April O’Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a film directed by Bay. Fox never stopped acting or “retired” — she had a steady stream of jobs — but it didn’t feel like her future was much the same.
2. Megan Fox is often stereotyped.
It’s really no mystery that certain actors are often typecast or pigeonholed into certain genres. Of course, this is unfortunate, and Fox feels the same way in the late 2000s.
She describes how she feels sexualized from the start of her career, especially in her brief yet now unforgettable role in Bad Boys II, in a 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel. Fox also appeared in Diablo Cody’s campy horror film Jennifer’s Body, which sparked controversy due to its misogyny.
Fox’s casting as the “hot girl,” whom she doesn’t really like, has no secret reality. Diablo Cody and Megan Fox reunited for an ET interview and spoke about the cult classic film they collaborated on together.
Fox admitted that the burden of being objectified and oversexualized, which resulted from her involvement in Transformers, took a toll on her.
Of course, there’s always more to a story, but Fox’s remarks about Michael Bay’s directing tactics and big typecasting are just two reasons why her appearance in the Transformers franchise changed her life forever.