Megan Fox recently discussed why she has never acted in a comedy film in her career. The actress noted to The Washington Post how she’s known for her sensual performances but not so much for comedy: “For at least the first decade of my career, I believe there was a widespread view of me as a superficial succubus if that makes any sense,” she says.
However, “as people reread my interviews, listened to me talk, and started to perceive me in a different light,” that perception has “begun to change more recently.” It wasn’t an easy task for her, either. She pondered, “I was so lost and trying to grasp, like, how am I supposed to have value or find purpose in this horrible, patriarchal, misogynistic hell that was Hollywood at the time.” “Because I had already spoken out against it, and everyone, including other women, saw me negatively as a result of it.”
Megan Fox continued, stating that she had been passed up for many of the comedic parts she has aspired to. She explains, “I was never really established as a talented person.” However, there was one role that may have swayed public opinion: Reagan on New Girl. Megan said, “People were amazed that I was funny at all.” “More than being missed for my ability to handle comedy, I’ve always been amazed by how easily people overlook the fact that I’m quite intelligent.” “How does that become so lost when there are enormous amounts of material that can educate you otherwise?” she continued.