Megan Fox Had A 'real Psychological Breakdown' At Height Of Performing Career

Lawrence Kim
September 20, 2019

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of cult-horror flick Jennifer's Body, Megan Fox and writer Diablo Cody reflected on the release, which flopped and was demonized at the time.

In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Transformers star admitted she reached a breaking point that led to very dark times in her life.

Fox said the pressure of unflattering tabloid coverage and the objectification she experienced in Hollywood added to her feelings of anxiety, as did other events happening in her personal life at the time.

" I believe I had an authentic mental breakdown where I desired just nothing to do".

'I didn't need to be seen, I didn't need to must take a photograph, do, stroll a carpet, I didn't need to be seen in public in any respect due to the concern, and the assumption, and absolutely the certainty that I used to be going to be mocked, or spat at, or somebody was going to yell at me, or folks would stone me or savage me for simply being out'.

Fox said she went through a "dark moment" in the wake of Jennifer's Body, in which she was frightened to leave the house.

Megan told that she tried to speak out about her own #MeToo experiences while she was arising up in Hollywood and working on several film and TV sets, but felt as though her thoughts were unpopular.

Talking about about #MeToo, Megan says, I was out and in front of the #MeToo movement before it happened. "And everyone was like, 'Oh well, f- you. We don't consider, you deserve it.' Because everybody uttered about how you looked or how you dressed or the jokes you made'". "Because I had such a fraught relationship with the public, and the media, and journalists, and I was struggling so much at that time in general, this didn't stand out as a particularly painful moment, it was just part of the mix".

Fox revealed that the one thing that gave her a new perspective was welcoming her first child. For her, getting pregnant was the first real breakthrough where her consciousness shifted and her mind opened up.

Megan and Brian Austin Green share three kids, Noah, Bodhi and Journey. "I just didn't think based on how I'd been received by people, and by feminists, that I would be a sympathetic victim". For her, being sexualized and objectified was becoming a recurring theme when it came to her career. "I'm not the universal hammer of justice".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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