Megan Fox was never comfortable as a sex symbol in Transformers

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    Stevennix2001posted 13 years ago

    In recent news, it turns out that Shia LaBouf has defended his former costar not starring in the 3rd installment of "Transformers" by saying she was never comfortable being a sex symbol that Bay wanted her to be.  No, according to Shia, Megan was highly uncomfortable having her first shot at stardom, then instantly being branded as nothing more than a piece of eye  candy; which is why she choose not to come back to transformers 3.  anyways, what are you're thoughts on this?

    here's the link to read more details: … onwhiteley

    Personally, I can totally see what she's saying, as women are often exploited in Hollywood mainstream, and it's a lot harder for an actress to be taken seriously considering their acting careers aren't as long as most male actors.  However, that would explain why she's trying to get into producing and directing herself, as I read that once from Beth100's hub about her career.  However I do wish her the best of luck, and it really doesn't surprise me to hear this about Bay.  Seriously, the girl that replaced Fox, didn't even freaking audition even though she HAD NO ACTING EXPERIENCE whatsoever other than being a former victoria secret model.  Oh yeah...nice job Michael Bay.

  2. WryLilt profile image86
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    That's why I'm a writer. They HAVE to appreciate me for my brain coz I don't leave my photos just lying around everywhere! smile

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, that's definitely true.  smile

  3. celebritie profile image69
    celebritieposted 13 years ago

    I think it is kind of funny how when an actress first starts her career she likes the attention and wants to be called the sexiest this and the hottest that and then once they get type cast into only getting movie roles where she has to show her body parts then all of a sudden she wants to be considered as a serious actress and not a sex symbol.

    Well all those models and actresses or should I call them mattresses should have known that was going to happen. Duh

    Does she really think that posing in her underwear, bikini's and short shorts is going to make society see her as someone with brains? LOL

    1. Matt in Jax profile image60
      Matt in Jaxposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That is a good point. I think she went off at the mouth like most people do when they get mad at somebody. I know I'd have done the same thing to Michael Bay. He seems like an @ss.

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        Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.  Plus, if you honestly listened to everything Bay says in interviews, he often contradicts himself a lot.  What an a**!  lollol

    2. shogan profile image75
      shoganposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't know how old she is, but regardless, she's pretty much a kid.  She took the one road offered to her to make a name for herself, without thinking of the bigger picture...that's what kids (and many adults) do.

      I give her credit for attempting to reinvent her image.  Too many young women wouldn't bother.

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        Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I couldn't agree with you more.  I think it's great she realizes this now while she's still young enough to do something about it, but it's going to take time.  I know her last few movies outside of "Transformers" didn't do that well, so it'll be interesting to see if she can bounce back from that.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well you do have a good point there, as I don't disagree that she did bring it upon herself.  Then again, as shogan just said, she was probably too young and naive to really know what she was getting into.  Kudos to her if she wants to try to reinvent her own image, but it's going to take time though.

  4. Mighty Mom profile image76
    Mighty Momposted 13 years ago

    What? Megan Fox NOT a sex symbol?
    Please don't tell my 19-year-old son and his roommate!
    Their apartment walls are festooned with photos of Megan Fox in an array of suggestive poses (wearing only underwear).

    But a parallel comes to mind. Everyone remember the classic Farrah Fawcett photo in the bathing suit that was the "must have" poster in the 1970s?
    Farrah took a long time to grow past her sex kitten image into a serious actress. But she was a GREAT actress (anyone see "The Burning Bed"?).
    Would she have been taken more seriously sooner without that poster and Charlie's Angels?
    Or would she have languished in obscurity?

    I hope that Megan Fox does prove herself to be a emerging talent. The more non-sexploitational projects she engages in the better!

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's a great analogy there, as I forgot that Farah's career started off like that.  Then again, I wasn't even born yet, so that was way before my time.  lol.  However, I get what you're saying, and you're right about everything you just said.  Unlike Megan Fox, Farah showed early on that she had the talent of being a great actress, and eventually became one as time went on.  Although Megan could be like Robert Pattinson in a sense where they can only act great in certain kinds of roles, and if that's the case, then maybe she just hasn't found the role(s) she's good at yet to prove she's a good actress. 

      After all from watching those abysmal "Twilight" films, I used to think Robert Pattinson was one of the worst actors out there.  However, when one of my followers asked me to review "Remember Me", I actually found out that he is a good actor after all.  It's just the part he plays in "Twilight" doesn't play towards his strengths, as Robert isn't that versatile.  I think Megan could be the same way, as she still needs to find the roles she can excel in if that makes sense.  Anyways, thanks for sharing your thoughts with us MM, as it seems like I'm always learning something new whenever I read one of your responses. smile

    2. Shadesbreath profile image77
      Shadesbreathposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think this is a spot on take.

      There are nine million pretty girls trying to get a job in Hollywood. Megan got one. She should be thankful she got in the door. Her movie was a smash hit and her career is launched.

      Now she just needs to not make a spectacle of herself, be pragmatic in her role choices (both as a hot chick and as a serious actress), and play the fantastic hand she has been dealt.

      I wish her well, but can't help wonder if she's clever enough, or getting the right advice, to pull it off.

    3. Greek One profile image63
      Greek Oneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The only way for her to put the sex symbol image behind her is for her to do a few porn movies.

      Only once the public has become desensitized to her nudity and sexual acrobatics, can they focus on her acting capabilities

  5. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    i think shes got alot of issues, in her interviews theres always some thing missing. I think bay is the type of guy whom demands 110% from people because he gives 110% and when he gets some one going halfass he loses it.

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well if I had to take a shot in the dark about that, I think when she was growing up she wasn't always as pretty as she was.  In fact, I know she knows an awful lot about comic books, and she's admitted heavily to being into a lot of fantasy stuff.  Therefore, she was probably like another comic book nerd (like I was) as a child growing up, and when she got older, she suddenly became a helluva lot more attractive over time.  Therefore, she probably wasn't used to the idea of guys suddenly taking an interest in her.  Of course, I could be wrong on that, but I'm merely speculating.

      Although I do know the part about her knowing a lot about comic books and fantasy stuff is true, as she's been very liberal when it comes to those topics. 

        Although I hate to admit it, I kind of get the same vibe from Bay myself.  Sure, he's still a proverbial a**, but I do know he makes his actors work hard on every movie he does.  In fact, did you know the actors that played the military soldiers in "Transformers" were forced to go to a real life boot camp just so they would act like real soldiers in the damn movie?  Trust me, I don't any other director that would ever make their actors do that, as the guy is very anal when it comes to details; maybe not when it comes to a good story or dialogue, but still.

  6. Greek One profile image63
    Greek Oneposted 13 years ago

    I for one am VERY comfortable with her being a sex symbol

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      Stevennix2001posted 13 years agoin reply to this


  7. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    It makes no difference if she was comfortable about being a sex symbol. It wasn't actually up to her to choose it. It was other people who did. wink

  8. optimus grimlock profile image60
    optimus grimlockposted 13 years ago

    true she grew up in south fl and she didnt get noticed ubtil she was out of high school


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