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Megan Fox was in ‘self-imposed prison’ before having a ‘breakthrough’

Hollywood siren Megan Fox has said she was in a ‘self-imposed prison’ after years of being trashed for her work in movies.

But the Jennifer’s Body actress shared with the August issue of InStyle magazine that in early 2020 she had a ‘change in psychology’ when she saw one of her older films she was slammed for and realized the critics were wrong.

That has caused her to be completely alter her life: she split from Brian Austin Green, signed on for several new films, which included Midnight in the Switchgrass, then fell for her co-star Machine Gun Kelly. 

A 180: Hollywood siren Megan Fox was in a ‘self-imposed prison’ after years of being trashed for her work in movies. But the Jennifer’s Body actress told the August issue of InStyle magazine that in early 2020 she had a ‘change in psychology’ when she saw one of her older films she was slammed for and realized the critics were wrong

Also in the wide-ranging interview, Fox said her split from Green had nothing to do with Kelly. And Kelly, who was on set during her InStyle photo shoot, added that he and Fox have a ‘real love.’ 

Megan came to fame in her early 20s as she became a Hollywood ‘it girl.’ 

She experienced a flourishing film career until she criticized Michael Bay after they worked together on the 2007 movie Transformers.

The backlash was severe and she was not asked back to make another Transformers. 

The star said, ‘I had to armor up so much inside myself, and I had to be so tough to have to process this really crazy heavy price for what I thought was doing the right thing.’  

A new woman: That has caused her to be completely alter her life: she split from Brian Austin Green, signed on for several new films, which included Midnight in the Switchgrass, then fell for her co-star Machine Gun Kelly

A new woman: That has caused her to be completely alter her life: she split from Brian Austin Green, signed on for several new films, which included Midnight in the Switchgrass, then fell for her co-star Machine Gun Kelly

A new confidence: 'I had this incredible breakthrough, and I realized that I had been living in a self-imposed prison for so long because I let other people tell me who I was or what I wasn't. I hid because I was hurt,' said the star.

A new confidence: ‘I had this incredible breakthrough, and I realized that I had been living in a self-imposed prison for so long because I let other people tell me who I was or what I wasn’t. I hid because I was hurt,’ said the star. 

And she was also slammed for her work in 2009’s Jennifer’s Body, which now has a cult following.

Then she watched her career falter.

‘I was brought out and stoned and murdered at one point,’ she said of her career. 

All the negative feedback made her take a break from Hollywood as she focused on her marriage to Green and her three kids: Noah Shannon, eight, Bodhi Ransom seven, and Journey River, four.

But then she started to look at her career differently. 

She had her ‘change in my psychology’ in early 2020 when filming Rogue in South Africa.

‘I took all my crystals, and I set up my little temple inside my room. I turned on this massive TV, and Jonah Hex was on, which got panned in the press. It was supposed to be terrible,’ she said. 

No more fear: And she made a promise to herself. 'I promised myself that I would never live one more day of my life from fear. I came home, and my whole life changed. I got a divorce and I started working more and doing more things. I ended up meeting Colson [Machine Gun Kelly], and then literally everything exploded from there'

No more fear: And she made a promise to herself. ‘I promised myself that I would never live one more day of my life from fear. I came home, and my whole life changed. I got a divorce and I started working more and doing more things. I ended up meeting Colson [Machine Gun Kelly], and then literally everything exploded from there’

No BAFTA thanks: Now she has aspirations to become a big box office sensation instead of chasing awards by making art films. 'I won't lie, I do want to find a Marvel or a DC character that I've always wanted to play, and do one of those,' said the beauty. 'People hate on you as an actor for that because it doesn't get you the big awards. I don't give a f**k. Give me an MTV award. I don't need a f**king BAFTA'

No BAFTA thanks: Now she has aspirations to become a big box office sensation instead of chasing awards by making art films. ‘I won’t lie, I do want to find a Marvel or a DC character that I’ve always wanted to play, and do one of those,’ said the beauty. ‘People hate on you as an actor for that because it doesn’t get you the big awards. I don’t give a f**k. Give me an MTV award. I don’t need a f**king BAFTA’

Jonah Hex was trashed at the time but is now beloved by TikTok users.

‘I had never even watched it because the other actors told me not to. I mean, I got crucified for that movie, just brutalized in the reviews. But something came over me, and I said, f**k it, I’m going to be brave and watch it.’

After she viewed the film, she realized the critics went too far. She stayed up all night pondering her past and how the haters had made her shy away from work. 

That changed her attitude. 

Hard to take: She said she did not enjoy making the 2007 film Transformers; seen with co-star Shia LaBeouf

Hard to take: She said she did not enjoy making the 2007 film Transformers; seen with co-star Shia LaBeouf

She got backlash for this: Fox called her director Michael Boy a Napoleon; she was not asked back for another Transformers. Seen with Shia and Michael in 2009

She got backlash for this: Fox called her director Michael Boy a Napoleon; she was not asked back for another Transformers. Seen with Shia and Michael in 2009

‘I had this incredible breakthrough, and I realized that I had been living in a self-imposed prison for so long because I let other people tell me who I was or what I wasn’t. I hid because I was hurt,’ said the star. 

And she made a promise to herself. 

‘I promised myself that I would never live one more day of my life from fear. I came home, and my whole life changed. I got a divorce and I started working more and doing more things. I ended up meeting Colson [Machine Gun Kelly], and then literally everything exploded from there.’

The timeline: she split from Brian in early 2020, met MGK in March, then announced her divorce from Green in May. 

Now she is working nonstop: ‘It is a little bit like being a phoenix, like being resurrected from the ashes.’

But the movie is tops with the new generation: And she was also slammed for her work in 2009's Jennifer's Body, which now has a cult following. Seen with Amanda Seyfried

But the movie is tops with the new generation: And she was also slammed for her work in 2009’s Jennifer’s Body, which now has a cult following. Seen with Amanda Seyfried

She has aspirations to become a big box office sensation instead of chasing awards by making art films. 

‘I won’t lie, I do want to find a Marvel or a DC character that I’ve always wanted to play, and do one of those,’ said the beauty. 

‘People hate on you as an actor for that because it doesn’t get you the big awards. I don’t give a f**k. Give me an MTV award. I don’t need a f**king BAFTA.’

Fox made it clear during her InStyle interview that she did not meet MGK before she filed for divorce from Green and the rocker had no part in their split.

Machine Gun Kelly had ‘nothing to do with it,’ she told InStyle. 

And her beau Kelly also spoke to the publication saying he and the brunette bombshell have a ‘real great love.’

The musician said: ‘She’s like the earth. When it’s summer, it’s the hottest summer. When it’s winter, it’s the most amazing chill. In the fall and spring, it’s a beautiful transition.’

He then added: ‘She is unlike any person I have ever met in my life. I just want people to understand this is real – I don’t think people get the opportunity to believe in real great love, and that’s what we have together.” 

A real love: After she split from Green she fell for her costar Machine Gun Kelly

A real love: After she split from Green she fell for her costar Machine Gun Kelly

Crazy cool love: They have been open about their love for each other; he told InStyle they have a 'real love'

Crazy cool love: They have been open about their love for each other; he told InStyle they have a ‘real love’

At the InStyle photo shoot he said ‘wow’ when he saw her in a corset, and the writer also noted they slow danced together at the shoot.

Megan is four years older than MGK and she dislikes how that is often pointed out: ‘He’s 31, and I’m 35…. No one would blink twice if George Clooney was dating someone four years younger. Four years? Go f**k yourself. We would have been in high school together. That’s so ridiculous that women are treated that way.’

As far as being a working mom she said ‘there’s so much judgment.’

Her ex: Fox made it clear during her InStyle interview that she did not meet MGK before she filed for divorce from Green and the rocker had no part in their split. Machine Gun Kelly had 'nothing to do with it,' she told InStyle. Seen in 2014

Her ex: Fox made it clear during her InStyle interview that she did not meet MGK before she filed for divorce from Green and the rocker had no part in their split. Machine Gun Kelly had ‘nothing to do with it,’ she told InStyle. Seen in 2014

She relayed people will ask her where her kids are when she is at work which irks her. ‘Do you ask their dad when he’s out? No, because you don’t expect a dad to be with the kids all the time, but I’m supposed to not be seen and be at home with my kids,’ said Megan.

‘They have another parent. I have to leave and sometimes I don’t want them photographed and they don’t come with me. This whole year I’ve been very surprised by how archaic some of the mindsets still are in some people.’

And she touched on the bullying her child Noah gets: ‘I don’t want him to ever have to read that sh*t because he hears it from little kids at his own school who are like, “Boys don’t wear dresses,”‘ she said. 


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