Sketchy Things Everyone Just Ignores About Megan Fox

Megan Fox is beautiful, funny, quirky, and has a passion for astrology. She also has a passion for giving interviews that leave at least one person (or a segment of society) upset. Take for instance her reasoning for why her 2009 horror flick, Jennifer's Body, didn't clean up at the box office as many expected. "People expected Jennifer's Body to make so much money," Fox said on The View (via The New York Times Magazine). "But I was doubtful. The movie is about a man-eating, cannibalistic lesbian cheerleader, and that pretty much eliminates middle America. It's obviously a girl-power movie, but it's also about how scary girls are. Girls can be a nightmare."

During a 2019 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Fox revealed the failure of the movie — and Hollywood and the media's constant need to sexualize and objectify her — caused her to have a breakdown. "It wasn't just that movie, it was every day of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with. It preceded a breaking point for me," she explained. "I didn't want to be seen, I didn't want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet."

However, by 2020, people began viewing Fox's career in a new light, realizing she had been speaking out against sexism in Tinseltown for a while ... but nobody listened. But in the full interest of equality, this hasn't kept the Transformers actress from being a little sketchy herself.

Megan Fox's reason for divorcing Brian Austin Green caught him off guard

When Megan Fox met husband Brian Austin Green on the sitcom Hope & Faith, she was barely 18. He was 30. "I liked him right away," the actress told The New York Times Magazine. "Everyone was around the monitor watching a scene, and Brian accidentally touched my leg. I remember literal electricity shooting through me and out me from every direction. It was like magic."

Three kids and one divorce attempt later, Fox and Green officially split in May 2020. According to Green, Fox went out of the country to film a movie and came back no longer wanting to be in the relationship. "She said, 'You know what, I realized while I was out of the country working alone, that I feel more like myself and I liked myself better during that experience. And I think that's something that might be worth trying for me,'" he explained on his self-titled podcast (via CNN). "I was upset about it, but I can't be upset at her and I wasn't upset at her because she didn't ask to feel that way." Ouch.

A month later, Fox was spotted holding hands and making out with rapper Machine Gun Kelly. "Achingly Beautiful Boy... My heart is yours," Fox captioned an Instagram photo of herself and Kelly in August 2020. Green seemed to take it well. He hopped on Instagram and posted photos of her four sons with pretty much the same caption.

Megan Fox went fully automatic on Machine Gun Kelly

Machine Gun Kelly confirmed his relationship with Megan Fox on Instagram in the summer of 2020 after a lot of speculation about the pair — and they seem to be hitting it off. 

In a joint interview on the Give Them Lala ... With Randall podcast, Fox revealed that she knew "wild s**t was going to happen" to her when she learned that Kelly would be cast alongside her in the film Midnight in the Switchgrass (via ET). For his part, Kelly said that while on set he just sat outside his trailer hoping Fox would make "eye contact." Fox then called the Cleveland rapper her "twin flame" and explained that she did his astrological chart after two days of meeting him. "I went deep right away. I knew before I even did his chart, I said to him, he has a Pisces moon. I could tell by his energy," she said. We assume Kelly just nodded along.

During an appearance on the Hollywood Raw podcast, Fox's ex-husband Brian Austin Green discussed how he learned about the new couple. "I found out in my own way," the Beverly Hills, 90210 actor said (via AOL). "And that's as much detail as I'll give you on that one. No, I didn't read about it or anything like that." Is that good?

Did she cheat on Brian Austin Green with Shia LaBeouf?

In a 2011 interview with Details magazine, Megan Fox's Transformers co-star, Shia LaBeouf, revealed that the pair had a romance during production. "Look, you're on the set for six months, with someone who's rooting to be attracted to you, and you're rooting to be attracted to them," he said (via People). "I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation. But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing."

When asked if Fox was single at the time, LaBeouf answered, "I don't know. It was what it was," adding, "Neither one of us, I think, were in love. Just sort of experimenting or whatever." While Fox did become engaged to Brian Austin Green that same year, the timeline is unclear.

Still, seven years later, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Fox finally confirmed LaBeouf's claims and opened up about their relationship. During a segment of "Plead the Fifth," Cohen asked Fox to characterize her relationship with LaBeouf while filming the movie in 2006 after quoting the actor's Details interview. "I would confirm that it was romantic," Fox admitted. "I love him. I've never been really quiet about that." Cohen replied, "So it was like an on-set romance that didn't go anywhere afterwards?" To which Fox answered: "Yeah ... a showmance."

Is Megan Fox keeping her possible plastic surgery under wraps?

Megan Fox heard those Botox rumors and dedicated an entire Facebook photo album to trying to disprove them in 2011. ... It didn't really quiet the noise. A plastic surgeon who hasn't treated her later told R Online that the preternatural stunner likely had some help getting her famous face, one that he said is the "most requested" at his office. 

"Megan appears to have had some cosmetic procedures to her face. While she has probably not had anything major, I suspect that she has had a nose refinement and some facial fillers," he claimed. "In older photos, her nose appears wider and her nasal tip has a noticeable cleft. More recent photos show a more refined and narrow nose, as well as a smoother nasal tip ... Her lips are more full and her cheekbones are higher, likely the result of Restylane or Juvaderm [sic]."

Dr. Joel Beck of Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery similarly dedicated an entire blog post claiming — despite Fox's insistence that she's never gone under the knife — that his practice seems "to believe otherwise." The post added, "If you pay close attention to pictures of Megan Fox a few years ago compared to today you will notice a subtle difference in her nose and a definite difference in her breast size." The post then openly wondered whether the Jennifer's Body actress "had rhinoplasty or did her make-up artist."

Is Megan Fox transphobic?

Megan Fox has made several comments over the years that many deemed to be transphobic. In 2008, during an interview with GQ, she joked that she was secretly a man. "If my mom were to tell me that I'd been born with male and female genitalia and that she had to make a choice, I would believe her," she said, referring to her insistence of using vulgarities in interviews and her enjoyment of video games. "That's the upside of dating a woman who's almost a man. She likes the same things that you like, but she has a vagina!" Obviously, you don't need to be a man to enjoying cursing and playing video games. They pair well together regardless of gender.

A year later, Fox thought the joke was so funny she told a version of it again to E! host Giulianna Rancic on the Golden Globes red carpet. "I'm a tr**ny," she said, using a transgender slur (via OK!). "I'm a man. I'm so painfully insecure. I'm on the verge of vomiting now. I am so horrified that I am here and embarrassed. I'm scared."

Is Fox transphobic or does she just like shocking people in interviews? Maybe we'll find out one day. But it's probably worth noting that the openly bisexual actress has spoken out against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation in more recent years, and has also opened up about letting her sons express their gender in whatever ways make them feel happy, comfortable, and confident — so, hopefully Fox has evolved.

Megan Fox and the Michael Bay drama

When Megan Fox compared Transformers director Michael Bay to a genocidal Nazi, the trash talk didn't go over well with producer Steven Spielberg, who reportedly urged Bay to fire her from the franchise over the comments. "He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is," Fox told Wonderland magazine in 2009. "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." Maybe Fox was delivering some sort of compliment, but nothing about that statement was flattering — and the interview not only nearly destroyed her career, but also stirred up a hornet's nest of bad press about a movie she was supposed to be promoting.

However, Bay actually thought it was amusing. "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," the director told GQ in 2011, sarcastically adding, "I'm sorry, Megan. I'm sorry I made you work twelve hours. I'm sorry that I'm making you show up on time. Movies are not always warm and fuzzy."

However, despite Bay admitting Spielberg was behind her firing from the Transformers franchise, Fox claimed otherwise. "It was her decision not to return," her rep previously told People. "She wishes the franchise the best."

Megan Fox and the Michael Bay drama: the sequel

In June 2020, a 2009 Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview with Megan Fox went viral on Twitter, where the actress described being an extra on Michael Bay's Bad Boys II. "I was wearing a stars and stripes bikini and a red cowboy hat and six-inch heels, and he approved it," Fox said (via BuzzFeed). "They said, you know, Michael, she's 15, so you can't sit her at the bar and she can't have a drink in her hands." She added: "His solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath the waterfall getting soaking wet ... so that's sort of a microcosm of how Bay's mind works."

Kimmel responded, "Yeah, well, that's really a microcosm of how all our minds work — but some of us have the decency to repress those thoughts and pretend that they don't exist," to audience laughter. This led to the hashtag #CancelKimmel, with fans demanding the host apologize for making light of Fox's sexual objectification.

In response to this viral campaign, Fox published a lengthy post to Instagram to push back on the "subsequent mishandling of this information" by the media and the Twittersphere. Claiming that she was "never assaulted or preyed upon in what [she] felt was a sexual manner" by either Bay or Steven Spielberg, Fox noted, "There are many names that deserve to be going viral in cancel culture right now, but they are safely stored in the fragmented recesses of my heart."

Did Megan Fox sell out?

As we've seen, Megan Fox almost never passes up an opportunity to trash Michael Bay publicly. Maybe that's warranted, maybe that's not. But she also seems to have changed her tune in more recent years. According to a source cited by R Online, Fox eventually apologized to Bay reportedly just to get work again.

"Since Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen (2009), she hasn't been getting the leading lady roles she had hoped for and Megan was starting to get concerned that it was because of what she said about Michael," the insider alleged. "So, she swallowed her pride, picked up the phone, and spoke with him to clear the air and apologize. She told him how thankful she was to have been casted [sic] by him in the first place, and that she was totally out of line to say what she said."

Bay subsequently cast Fox in the leading role of April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) as she continued to sing his praises, telling Entertainment Weekly that "he was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie." She then chalked up their beef: "I've always loved Michael. We've had our battles in the past but even when I've been really outspoken about difficulties we've had. He can be very vulnerable, and he's very likable and loveable. I've always been very vocal about that as well. But, sometimes we clash because we both have very willful, powerful personalities."

Did Megan Fox bash feminism?

Do you know what they say about girls who hate girls? They're the worst. Megan Fox apparently falls into that camp, and she clearly doesn't realize the hypocrisy of interviews like the one she gave to The New York Times Magazine in 2009. "Women tear each other apart," she said. "Girls think I'm a slut, and I've been in the same relationship since I was 18. The problem is, if they think you're attractive, you're either stupid or a whore or a dumb whore. The instinct among girls is to attack the jugular." Okay, Fox, so you've identified a problem. Now, what are you going to do about it?

Apparently, nothing. In that same interview, Fox explained that she's been sold by Hollywood as a sex symbol, adding, "That's O.K, if you know how to use it." She added, "Being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb ... And I created a character for the sacrifice. I'm not willing to give my true self up. It's a testament to my true personality that I would go so far as to make up another personality to give to the world."

But what exactly made Fox feel that way? More than a decade later, she explained the admittedly not sketchy reason that led her to take this position...

Megan Fox was 'ahead of her time' and felt left behind by the #MeToo movement

When the bombshell allegations against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein came to light, the #MeToo movement was firmly in the public spotlight. Hundreds of actresses shared their horrific stories in order to bring awareness to how women are treated in the industry. However, Megan Fox had her reasons for remaining silent. 

"I don't want to say this about myself, but let's say that I was ahead of my time and so people weren't able to understand," Fox told The New York Times in 2018. "Instead, I was rejected because of qualities that are now being praised in other women coming forward. And because of my experience, I feel it's likely that I will always be just out of the collective understanding. I don't know if there will ever be a time where I'm considered normal or relatable or likable."

Fox explained her belief that if she had come forward, people would have inevitably victim-shamed her due to her public persona. "Even with the #MeToo movement, and everyone coming out with stories — and one could assume that I probably have quite a few stories, and I do — I didn't speak out for many reasons," she continued. "I just didn't think based on how I'd been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim. And I thought if ever there were a time where the world would agree that it's appropriate to victim-shame someone, it would be when I come forward with my story."