In her April cover story interview with Glamour magazine, Megan Fox admitted she took a career break throughout much of 2013-2018 due to “wide-scale objectification from the media, industry and the internet.”
The actress only appeared in two movies during that time period and avoided making public appearances and interviews.
“I wasn’t allowed to be a human, because I was a topic of conversation and gossip and punchlines. I was essentially in hiding for several years of my life.”
Fox was objectified from the beginning with her role in the Transformers movies, both in the media and within the films themselves.
“When so many people around the world are thinking about you or have negative thoughts or intentions towards you, that energy permeates and penetrates me,” Fox said. “I don’t have boundaries and walls for that. I’m still human. I am still fragile in that way, I can feel. And that was part of the struggle.”
Fox went on to tell the interviewer that she has always been very vocal about the negative treatment she received in Hollywood, even saying that she was a decade ahead of the #MeToo movement.
“I think that I was ahead of the #MeToo movement by almost a decade,” she said. “I was always speaking out against some of the abusive, misogynistic, patriarchal things that were going on in Hollywood back in 2008 and 2009, way before people were ready to embrace that or tolerate it. And I actually got ridiculed for doing it. I think people just have had time to review that, in retrospect.”
The interview was the first since Fox’s engagement to MGK, and she was asked directly about her comment that they drank each others’ blood in the engagement announcement.
“I guess to drink each other’s blood might mislead people or people are imagining us with goblets and we’re like Game of Thrones, drinking each other’s blood,” the actress said. “It’s just a few drops, but yes, we do consume each other’s blood on occasion for ritual purposes only.”
She went on, saying, “I’m much more controlled. I read tarot cards and I’m into astrology and I’m doing all these metaphysical practices and meditations. And I do rituals on new moons and full moons, and all these things. And so, when I do it, it’s a passage or it is used for a reason. And it is controlled where it’s like, ‘Let’s shed a few drops of blood and each drink it.’ He’s much more haphazard and hectic and chaotic, where he’s willing to just cut his chest open with broken glass and be like, ‘Take my soul.’”