Megan Fox may have been made a star thanks to her break out role in 2007’s “Transformers,” but the sexy actress told Entertainment Weekly in the magazine’s June 14th issue that she wasn’t happy with the film.
“I’m terrible in it,” she said. “It’s my first real movie and it’s not honest and not realistic. The movie wasn’t bad, I just wasn’t proud about what I did.”
When asked if she thinks she’s a good actress now, Megan said she isn’t so sure she’s improved.
“I think I could be. If I really buckle down, I think one day I could be a very good actress. But so far, I haven’t done anything yet,” she said.
Adding that moviegoers have seen “seven percent” of her range, Megan thinks people will get a bit more of her talent in the movie’s June 24 sequel, “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” – between the explosions.
“On the new one, I tried,” she said. “But… working with Michael Bay is not about an acting experience. People are well aware that this is not a movie about acting. And once you realize that, it becomes almost fun because you can be in the moment and go, ‘All right, I know that when he calls, ‘Action!’ I’m either going to be running or screaming, or both.’”
Instead, she said it’s the robot spectacle that makes the movie.
“I feel like we do something that’s watchable on our end and then ILM makes it phenomenal,” she said of the special effects company. “It’s not trying to be the greatest movie on earth. It’s going to be the best action movie of the summer.”
And yet, it’s Megan who has become a serious star in the last two years, gracing the covers of many a magazine – including the current Entertainment Weekly.
“I happened to be such an outrageous personality that people wanted to start writing about me because it was deemed controversial,” Megan said. “I think if I had been a typical Hollywood actress and I said all the right things and I had been a publicity android, it wouldn’t have escalated to this level.”
Her rising fame hasn’t come without a cost – she’s become a frequent target of the paparazzi, among other things.
“You have no idea what this life is like until you are living it,” Megan admitted. “I used to sit back and think, '’Please, Britney Spears has the best life ever — she has everything she could ever want!’ But she has one of the worst lives. Her life is a living f***ing nightmare. I have panic attacks thinking about her life.”
Still, one thing the confident star doesn’t mind is being seen as a sex symbol.
“I don’t know why someone would complain about that,” she said. “I think all women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. That’s what our purpose is in this business. But that’s OK. I think women should be empowered by that, not degraded.”
While Megan seems poised to follow in the footsteps of another action bombshell, Angelina Jolie, she said she doesn’t want to draw comparisons.
“I’m not the next anyone,” she said. “[Angelina] always seems otherworldly in her power and her confidence. I’m sure she has no idea who I am. I don’t want to meet her, I’d be embarrassed.”
Of her on-again, off-again relationship with former fiance Brian Austin Green, she said it’s still a work in progress.
“We’re sort of trying to figure out what our relationship is,” Megan said. “I know I’m not capable at this point in my life of being a good partner or a good wife. That’s like a joke.”
With a number of films lined up after “Transformers,” including the Diablo Cody-penned “Jennifer’s Body” and “Jonah Hex,” Megan will have plenty of time in the limelight to work it out.
“If I’m still making ‘Transformers’ five years from now, I might not be so uberexcited,” she said. “But there’s nothing specific that I need to accomplish. I just want to still be working.”