When you think of Megan Fox, I’m sure several things come to mind. She’s hot, she’s funny, she always manages to captivate her audience, and did we mention that she’s smokin’ hot? I mean, you don’t see many actresses like Megan Fox around in Hollywood. She’s the kind of girl that makes every guy wish she were their girlfriend while making girls everywhere jealous.
And while there’s no doubt Megan Fox was at the peak of her career several years ago, things just aren’t the same for her these days. As a matter of fact, a lot of her fans can’t help but wonder what the heck happened as she’s fallen from the A-list way down to the C-list. She’s not acting as much as she used to before and she’s certainly not making any major headlines, either.
Sure, Megan is focusing on her family life as she raises her three children at home. But at the same time, no one is really calling her with major Hollywood film propositions, either. That’s because Megan has made quite a few mistakes over the years. In fact, she’s made one too many mistakes that could have been easily avoided. Here are 15 of Megan Fox’s biggest mistakes and what she could have done to avoid them.
14 Marrying Brian Austin Green
It’s true that a lot of critics will say that Megan Fox might have ruined her chances of having an A-list career when she married her husband, Brian Austin Green. And no, that’s not because he’s a former television star who has had a hard time finding work himself. Instead, some believe that Brian might be holding back Megan from reaching her potential in the entertainment industry.
Of course, all of this is unconfirmed. It’s just rumors. But at the same time you can’t help but notice that Megan’s career just hasn’t been the same ever since she first got with Brian. Instead of picking out quality scripts for her next movie role, she lives a life under the radar with her husband and their three children. And apparently, that’s what he wants, not her.
13 Altering Her Look
There’s no denying that Megan Fox was (and always will be) a very stunning woman. She’s one of a kind. Yet, her fans can’t help but notice that she’s been looking very different these days. In fact, a little too different. For some unknown reason Megan has apparently been altering her look and unfortunately it’s done her more harm than good.
We will never know why so many Hollywood actresses feel pressured to go under the knife or fix their beauty flaws when, quite frankly, they look fine as they already are. But if you do a side-by-side comparison of Megan now and Megan from a few years ago, you’ll notice that she just doesn’t look the same. Whatever Megan’s doing, she needs to stop doing it because she’s not doing herself any favors.
12 She’s Modelling Instead Of Acting
Quite honestly, we can’t remember the name of the last film that Megan starred in. Was it Transformers? Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Whatever the case, it seems like the only person willing to work with her in the industry is Michael Bay. No one else wants to give her roles. And that might be the reason why she’s modelling now more than acting.
To add more insult to injury, she’s not picking up any high-end modelling gigs, either. Unfortunately, you’re not seeing Megan in the new Prada or Gucci campaigns. Instead, she’s working for budget brands like Frederick’s of Hollywood. And that’s not a good sign at all. While we don’t know why she’s being ignored by the fashion elite, here’s hoping that she will be able to pick up some quality roles soon.
11 She's Too Aloof
One of Megan Fox’s biggest problems is that she’s aloof. She doesn’t get it that people are making fun of her because of all the silly things she’s said or done. She doesn’t understand the importance of thinking before she speaks. She also does a very bad job of being self-aware. And in this business, that can definitely break you as an actor. Many of her critics have even seen that she needs to be more in touch with her critics and her fans – and reality, for that matter.
She’s even said, “I don't read my own press, so I don't know what's being reported on a daily basis – I only hear about things when they reach a sort of Def-Con status, and my publicist calls me because we have to do some damage control.” Maybe she needs to hear her critics out and learn from their constructive criticism.
10 Being Typecast In Movies
One of the biggest dilemmas for Hollywood actresses is when they get typecast in movies. And it’s not just a problem for Megan Fox, as a lot of actresses deal with it all the time. They always get cast in the same role over and over again, whether it’s the love interest, the damsel in distress, or the funny, cute but not really interesting girl next door.
With Megan, though, she’s always the girl who needs to be rescued. It’s safe to say that Megan is probably feeling frustrated with the fact that she’s an actress who is always boxed in her Hollywood roles. Yes, her good looks have gotten her where she is today but Megan needs to also prove that she’s got what it takes to last in this industry, too. And so far that hasn’t happened.
9 She Refuses To Do Romantic Scenes
Megan recently said that she’s no longer doing romantic scenes on the big screen. That’s because as a mother, she doesn’t want her three young sons to one day watch her films and cringe at the same time (even though she’s done several love scenes in the past).
And while there’s nothing wrong with Megan Fox keeping her clothes on (depending on who you ask, of course), she’s got a huge problem on her hand. She’s always been cast as the steamy siren in many of her films. Simply put, it’s all she’s known for. And now that she refuses to do what she’s always done best, there aren’t many roles out there that she can tackle. I mean, it’s not like Meryl Streep is dying to work alongside her. And we sure as heck know that many movie directors out there don’t want to work with her either. That leaves Megan with very limited options.
8 She Doesn’t Have Much Of A Support System In Hollywood
Even though Megan has worked with plenty of actresses in the past, she’s not part of any tight inner Hollywood circles. In fact, a lot of her fans can’t remember the last time Megan was spotted with a female friend, or if she has any at all, for that matter. That’s because Megan doesn’t have much of a support system in Hollywood. She has no one to rely on or defend her when the going gets tough.
Megan has even admitted to not getting along with her co-stars, as she finds other things much more interesting than the film industry. She once said that she had no friends in high school and that "everyone hated her." It seems like she might be alienating herself from everyone that works with her, too.
7 She Believes In Aliens
Megan has said a lot of things in the past, but this definitely takes the cake. She has an alien theory that, quite honestly, sounds incredibly bizarre. She’s also convinced that aliens want to contact her before anyone else. And no, we are not making this up at all. Girlfriend totally believes in aliens and thinks she’ll be the first person they’ll take to outer space. Oh my!
She said: "[There was always] a feeling I don't belong to anything – even to the world. I think that's a lesson I've had to learn. I'm one of those people who thinks, if aliens are real, when they come back to earth I'm one of the humans they'll contact. It's me – I know it's gonna be me, I've always had that feeling."
6 She Compared Transformers Director Michael Bay To Hitler
If there’s one thing you don’t want to do in Hollywood, it’s make enemies with directors or anyone that has much more power than you. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should succumb to their dirty behavior or their bullying, but some people think Megan might have crossed the line when she called Michael Bay Hitler. As a result, Steven Spielberg demanded that he fire her. Ouch.
Megan basically killed her career with three simply sentences and unfortunately, she’s struggled to recover ever since. Megan said, “[Bay] wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he's a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he's not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he's so awkward, so hopelessly awkward."
5 She Missed Out On Lara Croft
Back in 2009, reports indicated that Angelina Jolie was none too pleased that Megan Fox was possibly going to replace her as the new Lara Croft. In fact, even Megan had something to say about staring in the reboot rumors. She said, “I think that's a role that Angelina Jolie mastered, and I would never attempt to take that over from her."
As flattering as her words were, Megan might have missed out on a huge opportunity to prove to the entertainment world that she also has what it takes to star in a big budget action movie. I mean, she would have rocked those spandex shorts like no other. And because Megan skipped out on it, the reboot role ended up going to Swedish actress Alicia Vikander. Come on, you never say no to Lara Croft!
4 Speaking Without Thinking
Megan Fox has pretty much made a career out of all the crazy and insane things she’s said in the past. It’s safe to say that she’s one Hollywood actress that has said the most insane, craziest and bizarre things. She truly does deserve an Oscar for her interviews. But seriously, the girl does say a lot without thinking before she speaks.
She’s said things like, “Wonder Woman is lame. She flies around in an invisible jet, but she's not invisible. I don't get it,” along with, “I've learned that being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb. At some point, no matter how high the pedestal that they put you on, they're going to tear you down.” Oh, Megan. You really are the gift that keeps on giving. You never disappoint.
3 Not Focusing On Her Career
One of the reasons why we don’t hear that much from Megan Fox anymore is simply because she hasn’t been focusing on her Hollywood career. Some of her fans believe that she’s given up on it. That’s because she’s now a stay-at-home mom and wife and is someone that would rather concentrate on her family than her movies.
Then again, it’s not like people are paying for tickets to see her movies anymore. Sure, she’s had a small role on New Girl, but that’s about it. If it weren’t for her roles in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, she would have ended up in celebrity obscurity a long time ago. Girlfriend needs to hit the ground running if she expects to have a future in the cutthroat industry that is Hollywood. There’s no time to waste, Megan.
2 She Hasn’t Learned To Censor Herself
Megan Fox has a long history of saying things that she really shouldn’t say. Or at least, she shouldn’t say them out loud. Girlfriend has yet to learn how to censor herself. And that might be the problem, as many people probably don’t want to work with her simply because they don’t know what to expect from her!
At the same time, though, Megan knows that she is being typecast in Hollywood and that she has her limitations, too. But she has yet to prove herself, though. For example, Megan once said, “There's a misconception that maybe I'm overly confident or a little vapid or that I am a stereotypical, bratty, spoiled girl who doesn't have much to bring to the table other than how people perceive her physically.” What do you think?
She Tried Too Hard To Be Someone She Isn't
Let’s put it this way: there’s only one Alicia Vikander out there. There’s only one Jennifer Aniston. And there’s certainly only one Angelina Jolie, too. There’s no one on this planet that can compare to her, yet for years Megan Fox was trying to replace her. A lot of people thought she would be the next Angelina Jolie, but as you already know, that never happened.
The biggest mistake Megan Fox ever made was not being herself. Instead of making her own mark on Hollywood, she just tried to follow in the footsteps of some of the hottest actresses out there before her. Nobody wants a carbon copy when they can get their hands on an original. Megan Fox missed the opportunity of a lifetime by simply not staying true to herself.
1 Some Critics Call Her Dumb As A Rock
When you’ve got both brains and beauty, it can be a lethal combination. But according to a lot of Megan Fox’s critics, that’s not the case at all with her. Sure, she’s gorgeous. But some people who have worked closely with her say that she might be lacking a little common sense in her upstairs department.
And as I’m sure you know, Megan ends up saying a lot of embarrassing, unfiltered things in her interviews. For example, Megan once said, “I believe in all of these Irish myths, like leprechauns. Not the pot of gold, not the Lucky Charms leprechauns. But maybe was there something in the traditional sense? I believe that this stuff came from somewhere other than people's imaginations.” Okay there, Megan. Whatever you say! We promise we believe you.