Megan Fox revealed that she suffered a breakdown after her movie "Jennifer & # 39; s Body" in 2009 was critically panned and bombed at the box office.
Fox, 33, says the press and the public seemed to be on assignment to destroy her for the film's failure, but she barely noticed that she was attacked for so much else, including her outspoken nature (as when comparing the "Transformers" director Michael Bay with Hitler) and was heavily sexualized from a young age in the dazzling spotlight of Hollywood.
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"It happened to me so much at that time, the movie that was selected was not on top of [my list of concerns]," Fox told Entertainment Tonight in an interview released Wednesday, the 1
The actress previously said that she had several #MeToo moments but did not publish them for fear of not being the "perfect victim." She says she went into a hiding place after "Jennifer's Body" to protect herself and heal – and that she did not feel supported by feminists during her dark period.
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" Although I consider myself a feminist, I feel feminists don't want me to be part of their group, "she said "What is it that supports other women if there are only some of us that we support? Should I be an academic or not be threatened by you in any way? Why can't I be part of the group as well? "
" I think I had a real psychological breakdown where I just wanted nothing to do, "she admitted." I didn't want to be seen. I didn't want to have to take a photo, make a newspaper, go on a rug. I didn't want to be seen in public at all for … I thought I would be mocked or mocked, or someone would scream at me, or people would stun me or save me for just being outside and being anything. "
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She explained," I didn't look perfect or I was too fat or too thin. I was stupid or offensive. I was a waste of space or a bad actress. You can think of, I predicted that I would experience it, because my belief system was that the world would not accept me, so I went through a very dark moment after that. "
The Memphis native said she found her saving grace in the form of motherhood. Fox shares three sons, Bodhi Ransom, Journey River and Noah Shannon, with husband Brian Austin Green. Unfortunately, she says, motherhood may have actually hurt her career too.
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"Being a mom is not really respected in this industry. If it's something it's considered a disability, "she said." And it's unfortunate because it's not acknowledged, what we're juggling, what we're doing. "