Megan Fox Says People See Her As A "Robot," Seeks Roles That Are "More Human"

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In a surprisingly introspective interview with Moviefone of all places, Megan Fox says she’s aware that people see her as a “glorified pin-up girl,” and it’s hard for audiences to connect to a character who’s just “the glossy lips in the middle of the desert.” Now she’s attempting to make the difficult transition to characters that allow her to “be more human,” in an attempt to shed her “self-absorbed ice queen” image. Fox also says she’s more guarded in interviews because she feels her words have been edited and misconstrued by journalists. She explains:

I feel people think I’m almost like a robot — like an android. And that I’m all about me and my thoughts are all about me. That I want to be famous. I know one thing I’ve heard a lot is, “Does she say the things that she says because she wants attention? It’s attention-seeking.” But I always felt like, if that were the case, wouldn’t I display some sort of attention-seeking behavior, which I’ve never done. I’ve always tried to live a really normal, private, quiet life … You have to just guard yourself, because you never know what [reporters] are going to do. Like I said, I used to have a lot of fun in interviews — I’d be playful, I’d be sarcastic. But there’s too much room for someone to take what I was saying and cut it up, rearrange it, and throw it on ‘Extra.’ It’s insane. You have to be really strong. You have to just shut yourself off to the criticism at some point.


In a joint GQ interview with Leonardo DiCaprio, Clint Eastwood says when asked about being a social libertarian, “These people who are making a big deal about gay marriage? I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of. Just give everybody the chance to have the life they want.” Leo responds, “That’s the most infuriating thing – watching people focus on these things. Meanwhile, there’s the onset of global warming and these incredibly scary and menacing things with the future of our economy and our relationship to the rest of the world. And here we are focusing on this?” [Radar]

In the new issue of Vogue, Michelle Williams says, “I feel like something has changed for me…Maybe it has something to do with turning 30. I don’t feel as shy or nervous or self-conscious. I have more confidence that I can handle what life brings me…It’s like I’ve found my voice.” Another interesting tidbit: She used padding to fill out her My Week With Marilyn costumes after she was “unsuccessful” at gaining weight. “Unfortunately, it went right to my face,” Williams said. “So at some point it became a question of, Do I want my face to look like Marilyn Monroe‘s or my hips?” [Hollywood Reporter]

NBC says they aren’t looking to replace Christina Aguilera as a judge on The Voice, but a source says producers want to give Lady Gaga her spot. [X17]

  • Some people didn’t appreciate Kate Gosselin calling people with non-entertainment careers “mediocre” yesterday, so today Tweeted, “2clarify re ‘mediocre’ – I meant this job is not a career acc 2 jon but tv is 4 me & is hard but will prov best opps 4 my kids vs nursing!” [E!]
  • Supposedly Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell are getting married this weekend at his farmhouse in Sussex, England. “It will be a small, intimate wedding,” says a source. “It’s going to be very elegant and classic … They are having a big party in New York to celebrate later on.” [Us]
  • Darrell Hammond was in an car accident in June and he’s not doing very well. He suffered fractured ribs and a severe lower back injury and his lawyer says, “It affects his ability to perform. He’s in pain, and had to cancel many performances. He can’t fly and he can’t stand up.” [N.Y. Post]
  • Jamie Foxx will host the Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales that’s angered members of the Jackson family. [RS]
  • Christina Hendricks isn’t planning on having a baby, “At least not any time soon.” She adds, “I feel busy enough right now.” Plus, soon she’ll have Joan’s baby to play with on set. [CNN]
  • David Arquette says of rehearsing for Dancing With the Stars, “I’m exhausted. I’ve been dancing for like, five hours a day. It’s amazing. Every bone aches.” He added that the workout is giving him a six-pack, or “a little ‘Situation.'” [People]
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