Another day, another batch of ka-ka-karazy comments courtesy of Megan Fox. Seems like just yesterday that the starlet with an incurable case of verbal incontinence was dissing Scarlett Johansson. Well, on the eve of the release of her latest flick, Jennifer’s Body, she’s at it again. And once more, her target is her Transformers director Michael Bay. In an interview with Wonderland magazine, the screen vixen said:
“God, I really wish I could go loose on this one. He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation. 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 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.”
You get all that?
Yes, readers, the 23-year-old actress openly compared Michael Bay to the very definition of evil. Yep, she trash-talked the same person who helped make her career — the one she now seems hell-bent on squandering with her nonsensical rants. (Whatever you think of Bay and/or his movies, it’s a pretty ungracious move.) Obviously, Fox knows that spewing this kind of sensationalistic crap to reporters will get her lots of press. (Guilty as charged.) But really, can’t someone sit the woman down and explain just how viciously unforgiving Hollywood can be, especially for youngsters who’ve yet to prove they can do more than show cleavage and shoot at angry robots?
Even for Fox, this latest brain fart — because let’s be honest: nasty though it may be, it makes no sense — is pretty bone-headed. For comparison’s sake, let’s look at some of her previous journeys into ridiculata:
“I think that I’m so psychotic and so mentally ill that if I could tap into that I could do something really interesting.” — Entertainment Weekly, June 2009
“I think people are born bisexual and the make subconscious choices based on the pressures of society. I have no question in my mind about being bisexual. But I’m also a hypocrite: I would never date a girl who is bisexual, because that means they also sleep with men, and men are so dirty that I’d never sleep with a girl who had slept with a man.” — Esquire, June 2009
“I don’t want to have to be like a Scarlett Johansson, who I have nothing against, but I don’t want to have to go on talk shows and pull out every single SAT word I’ve every learned to prove, like, ‘Take me seriously, I am intelligent, I can speak.’ I don’t want to have to do that. I resent having to prove that I’m not a retard, but I do. And part of it is my own fault.” — Esquire, June 2009
“I am pretty sure I am a doppelganger for Alan Alda. I’m a tranny. 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.” — on the red carpet at the 2009 Golden Globes
“I didn’t get along with Lindsay Lohan on Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen, but you have to consider that we were 16-year-old girls. I haven’t seen Lindsay since then, but I imagine she’s grown and become a different person. I know I have. From what I’ve experienced, women aren’t good friends to one another. When guys want to hang out with you because your personality is badass, women immediately hate you.” — Maxim, July 2007
“I need to behave in a way that will cause people to take me seriously.” — Entertainment Tonight, June 2009
Yes, that’s obviously the philosophy you live by, Megan!
It’s hard to imagine what Fox might say next. Compare her Jennifer’s Body director Karyn Kusama to Leni Riefenstahl, perhaps? Where do you weigh in on Fox’s refusal to shut her pie hole? Entertaining? Annoying? Couldn’t care less? Sound off in the comments below!
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