While we all wait for "Jennifer's Body
" to be added to the Criterion Collection, Megan Fox
is revisiting another of her previous films and explaining how it essentially inspired her to Marie Kondo her own life.
In an interview
with InStyle for a profile published on Wednesday, Fox discusses how damaging the backlash against her in the early 2000s was to her psyche, claiming that she felt like she was "brought out, stoned, and murdered."
Much of the unjustified scorn she received stemmed from Fox's controversial departure from the "Transformers" franchise, which put additional strain on her post-Shia-LaBeouf filmography, which included 2010's box-office flop "Jonah Hex."
Based on the same-named comic book
, the film was an early misfire in the superhero genre, grossing only $11 million and earning Fox some of her worst reviews of her career, as well as multiple Golden Raspberry nominations.
Fox said she finally watched the movie
after coming to terms with how she was mistreated by Hollywood
, and it has since been reclaimed by some fans
“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,” she explained. “But something came over me, and I said, fuck it, I'm going to be brave and watch it.”
“I had this incredible breakthrough
, and I realized that I had been living in a self-imposed prison
for so long because I had let other people
tell me who I was or who I wasn’t, and I hid because I was hurt,” she continued.
Freeing herself from her fear of the film prompted Fox to reflect on other aspects of her life, including her nearly ten-year marriage to Brian Austin Green
, with whom she has three children
“That night, I stayed up and promised myself that I would never live another day of my life in fear,” she explained. “I got a divorce
, and I started working more and doing more things, and then I met Colson, and literally everything exploded from there.”
Colson Baker, of course, goes by another name, Machine Gun Kelly
, and Fox has been openly dating
him for the past few months; in case the blood necklaces and aggressive red carpet
make-outs haven't made it clear, the two are still madly in love.
Kelly, ever the poet, said in the interview that Fox was "like the earth
," and that he wants people to "understand this is real."
“In the summer, it’s the hottest summer, and in the winter, it’s the most amazing chill,” he said, adding that “in the fall and spring, it’s a beautiful transition. She is unlike any person I have ever met.”