Megan Fox suffered a psychological breakdown due to being sexualized and objectified

Sep 18, 2019 18:55

Megan Fox opened up about falling apart and putting herself back together in a raw and revealing interview for the 10-year anniversary of the film “Jennifer’s Body.”
- HuffPost (@HuffPost) September 18, 2019

10 years after the release of Jennifer's Body, Megan Fox reunited with director Diablo Cody and sat down with Entertainment Tonight to discuss the film, and the "psychological breakdown" she suffered after its release.

When Jennifer's Body hit theaters on Sept. 18, 2009, it was met with mixed reviews and poor box office sales. The sexualization of the film's marketing (that Cody says solely targeted young males) became a breaking point for the actress, who felt objectified and sexualized throughout her early career.

"It wasn't just that movie, it was everyday of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with. I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do. I didn't want to be seen, I didn't want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet, I didn't want to be seen in public at all because the fear, and the belief, and the absolute certainty that I was going to be mocked, or spat at, or someone was going to yell at me, or people would stone me or savage me for just being out… so I went through a very dark moment after that."

The actress reveals even when she'd try speaking out against her experiences, the response was very different in a pre-#MeToo world:

"I feel like I was sort of out and in front of the #MeToo movement before the #MeToo movement happened. I was speaking out and saying, 'Hey, these things are happening to me and they're not OK,' and everyone was like, 'Oh well, f**k you. We don't care, you deserve it.' Because everybody talked about how you looked or how you dressed or the jokes you made."

Fox eventually shifted her focus towards her relationship with Brian Austin Green (the pair wed in 2012), and had 3 kids. As for her career now?

"I get this all the time, people will be like, 'You just don't really work that much,' and it's like, I have given birth, I have gestated and given birth to three children. I stared in a movie that opened worldwide, number one -- twice! I was on a critically acclaimed sitcom. I f**king executive produced and created a show about archaeological controversies! How much more f**king productive does a f**king women need to be? F**k you!"

The full interview can be read HERE


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