Megan Fox Was Objectified So Much After 'Jennifer's Body' She Had 'A Genuine Psychological Breakdown'

"I didn't want to be seen in public at all."

When Megan Fox was at the peak of her career after shooting the first two Transformers movies and Jennifer’s Body, she was objectified so much she actually had a “psychological breakdown”.

Fox told ET while celebrating the tenth anniversary of Jennifer’s Body with the film’s director Diablo Cody, that they felt the film was torn apart by people who had an idea of it based purely on the marketing that targeted young men and played up the supposed sexuality of the film.

The mother-of-three said, “There was so much going on with me at that time, that movie being picked apart was not at the top of [my list of concerns].”

“Because I had such a fraught relationship with the public, and the media, and journalists, and I was struggling so much at that time in general, this didn’t stand out as a particularly painful moment, it was just part of the mix.”

She added that being objectified and sexualised was becoming a theme in her career and the marketing for Jennifer’s Body was just another day in the life.

“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. It preceded a breaking point for me. I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do.”

It took a huge toll on her, “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.”

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Fox said that at the time when she spoke out about being sexualised by the industry, people had a very different reaction than they do nowadays following the #MeToo movement.

“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.”

The actress went on to say that she feels that despite her strong beliefs in equality and being a feminist, she doesn’t feel like other “feminists don’t want me to be part of their group”.

“What is supporting other females if there is only certain ones of us we support? If I have to be an academic or have to be non-threatening to you in some way? Why can’t I be a part of the group as well?”

Another thing that infuriates her nowadays is when people ask her why she’s not working more these days.

“I get this all the time, people will be like, ‘You just don’t really work that much,'” Fox said. “And it’s like, I have given birth, I have gestated and given birth to three children.

“I starred in a movie that opened worldwide, number one – twice! I was on a critically acclaimed sitcom. I f***ing executive produced and created a show about archaeological controversies! How much more f***ing productive does a f***ing women need to be? F**k you!”

She makes a bloody good point!

IT Chapter Two Is So Terrifying That James McAvoy Had Nightmares Before He Started Filming

Still want to see it?

James McAvoy who plays the role of adult Bill in IT Chapter Two has revealed just how terrifying the movie is.

When McAvoy first read Stephen King’s IT as a teenager, it didn’t give him nightmares, but when he re-read it to get ready for the movie it really got to him.

Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, McAvoy said, “When I re-read It as an adult for the film, I actually had nightmares about Pennywise in a way that I never did as a child.”

No doubt this had something to do with seeing Bill Skarsgård’s horrifying makeup in the first film.

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He added that King didn’t just want to scare readers, “He’s writing about a small American town, he’s writing about death, he’s writing about growing old, growing up. And the movie is very much about that. You could argue the first movie is as much Stand by Me and Goonies and all those things as it is a horror movie.”

In the movie, it’s been 27 years since the Losers Club made their pact to return to Derry should Pennywise return again. Bill is now a Hollywood screenwriter who is “very lost and drifting through life”. He can’t remember his childhood in Derry or his little brother Georgie who was dragged into a sewer drain by Pennywise.

Mike (Isaiah Mustafa) calls the gang to come back home after another tragedy hits the small town and they’re once again terrorised by Pennywise.

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McAvoy reveals just how deeply he’s connected to the character, saying, “I’ve got these memories of my character as a young boy [from the first film].”

If you need more proof the movie is horrifying, one of the actresses from the film doesn’t even want to see it!

In the first teaser trailer for the movie, we see an adult Beverly (Jessica Chastain) returning to her former home and meeting the sweet old lady who lives there now.

Except, she’s not really just a sweet old lady, she’s a terrifying monster. That woman is played by Joan Gregson, who spoke to Empire Online and said that while she loved making the movie, she’s “scared to death” to watch the finished product.

“It’s my first horror, and I had a wonderful time. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Andy [Muschietti] and Jessica [Chastain]. I’m really looking forward to it – and I’m scared to death, actually, because I know there are lots of things that are just going to terrify me. One of my daughters is refusing to see it. I may jump out of my skin at some point.”

Chastain also revealed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that the movie contains a scene that may just have the most blood ever seen in a horror movie.

“OK, I’m going to say something, and I think I’m going to be in trouble, but I’m going to do it.”

“It might be a spoiler. But in the movie, there’s a scene that someone said on set that it’s the most blood that’s ever been in a horror film in a scene. And I’ll tell you, the next day I was like pulling blood out of my eyeballs. Fake blood.”

So, if you’re not OK with blood, we’d suggest you give this movie a miss…

The movie is set to run for a huge two hours and 45 minutes, so if you go see it in the cinema, make sure you pick one with comfy seats!

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