Megan Fox was the next big thing. It helped that she had an alluring look that Hollywood craved. Her look got her early roles on the TV series Ocean Ave and Hope & Faith. But her big break came when Michael Bay cast her as Mikaela Barnes in the blockbuster Transformers. Fox recently made news for the wrong reasons but where is her “star” as it relates to Hollywood? Where has she been lately and where is she heading?
MEGAN FOX TRENDING
Celebrities trend on Twitter all the time, for a variety of reasons. Most of the time it’s because they’ve done something to offend Twitter’s PC police or just because people like them. But on May 22, 2020 Megan Fox started trending for maybe the strangest reason of all time… people have decided to start pretending she’s Filipino.
It’s unclear where it started but the hashtag #meganfoxisfilipino is all the rage and has resulted in people posting photos like this…
And telling fake stories like this one…
For the record Megan Fox is definitely not Filipino, but for some reason the world has suddenly found it very funny to pretend she is.
MEGAN FOX IN A RAP VIDEO
Now 34-year-old, rumors swirl about Megan Fox’s relationship with singer Machine Gun Kelly as she was featured heavily in his latest music video Bloody Valentine. Whether it’s true or not, the video itself is quite steamy. Check it out.
Megan Fox hit it out of the park with the 2007 film Transformers. Her co-starring role with Shia LaBeouf put her face (as well as her body) on the map and it looked like Fox was going to run roughshod all over Hollywood.
Transformers was such a hit that a sequel was in order. She reprised her role, along with LaBeouf, and it too was a smash. Fans may not have liked Bay’s direction on the two movies, but for Fox, she more than held her own in the two movies.
MEGAN FOX IN JENNIFER’S BODY
Before Fox signed on for a third Transformers movie, she jumped into Diablo Cody’s horror-comedy Jennifer’s Body and then DC’s Jonah Hex. With Jennifer’s Body, Fox was looking to cash in on her rising star by playing up her assets. It didn’t go over well as the movie flopped.
Hoping that was a one-time misstep, she moved on to the comic book film, Jonah Hex. Again, another HUGE flop and things began to nosedive for Fox and her career. Then came the third Transformers movie.
MEGAN FOX FIRED FROM TRANSFORMERS 3
Megan Fox was signed on to once again star as LeBeouf’s girlfriend in the third Transformer movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon. She even had gone as far as showing up for rehearsals. However, people close to the production claim her heart wasn’t in it.
Ehren Kruger told GQ in an interview that although Megan Fox showed up for rehearsals, “she seemed like an actress who didn’t want to be a part of it. She was saying she wanted to, but she wasn’t acting like it.” But it was her comments made before production began on the third movie that got her into hot water and eventually fired from the film.
As production was about to start on the third Transformers movie, Fox was interviewed by a British magazine, Wonderland, where she shared her thoughts on director Michael Bay. “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation,” she said of Bay. “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. He’s vulnerable and fragile in real life and then on set he’s a tyrant. Shia [Labeouf] and I almost die when we make a Transformers movie. He has you do some really insane things that insurance would never let you do.” Uh oh.
Somehow, Michael Bay still wanted to continue on with Megan Fox. He looked past her Hitler comparison and was ready to move forward. But there was one big dissenting voice and that voice was the bog boss, Steven Spielberg.
After Megan Fox’s “Hitler” referencing interview was published, the cast was brought in for rehearsals. But now Bay noticed Fox’s heart wasn’t into it. He told GQ that Fox “was in a different world, on her BlackBerry. You gotta stay focused. And you know, the Hitler thing. Steven said, ‘Fire her right now.'”
Spielberg directed Schindler’s List and is the founder of Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation, which is an organization that fights bigotry and keeps stories of Holocaust survivors alive. He wasn’t having any of Fox’s comments.
Spielberg has since refuted the firing and Fox’s reps told People that “It was her decision not to return.” Whichever the case may be, Fox was no longer part of the third Transformers movie, tainting her reputation ever further as an actress difficult to work with. Not only did Kruger have his say about Fox, a few crewmembers from the Revenge of the Fallen set expressed their dissatisfaction with Fox, calling her “dumb-as-a-rock” and that she would wind up “a porn star in the future.” They also classified her as “thankless, classless, graceless.” Yowsa.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA MEGAN
After all was said and done, believe it or not, Megan Fox was hired again by Michael Bay. This time it was for another potential movie series, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Fox played reporter April O’Neil in the film and it made a box-office killing, prompting the sequel, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. Things went better for Bay and Fox but the lackluster returns for the second Turtle movie halted thoughts of a third.
MEGAN FOX’S PERSONAL LIFE
Megan Fox married actor Brian Austin Green (Beverly Hills, 90210) in 2010 and together they have three sons. Theirs has been an off and on marriage, filled with break-ups and make-ups but now it seems like their latest split is the final nail in the coffin.
Green recently opened up about the split on his podcast …with Brian Austin Green. “I wanted people to hear everything from me, and this is it.” Green also said he and Fox would not be commenting further on their split but later her offered some context on it. “I gave her a couple weeks, I figured she’s been out of the country, she’s jet-lagged, she’s been shooting nights, I have to give her some time to recoup a little bit and get back into life, and so I did,” he said.
Time didn’t help. “Neither one of us did anything to each other. She’s always been honest with me. I’ve always been honest with her,” Green said. “We’ve had an amazing relationship, and I will always love her. And I know she will always love me and I know as far as a family what we’ve built is really cool and really special.”
Megan Fox Now
Aside from being in he underwear in a rap video, it appears Megan Fox hasn’t slowed down nor has any plans to. She’s still modeling…
And Megan Fox continues to work as an actress in Hollywood. She has parts in seven smaller movies in various stages of completion due out in the next two years. Whether this is enough to get her back into the good graces of Hollywood’s blockbuster elite remains to be seen.