Megan Fox Opens Up About Misogyny She Faced in Striking New Interview

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Megan Fox has known major success throughout the years, whether it was her starring role in the blockbuster Transformers series, or her winning performance in the cult classic Jennifer's Body. However during that time, Fox has encountered many obstacles, often being typecast in certain roles and encountering sexism from various Hollywood executives and performers alike.

In an illuminating new interview with The Washington Post, the 35-year-old actress opened up about the misogyny she has faced within the entertainment industry.

“I was never really established as having been talented,” Fox told reporter Ilana Kaplan. “I think there has been a pervasive perception of me as a shallow succubus, if that makes any sense, for at least the first decade of my career...And then that started to change more recently as people revisited some of my interviews, listened to me speak and started to see me in a different way.”

In the past, when Fox spoke out about the sexism she faced, she was often met with negativity and backlash. “I was so lost and trying to understand, like, how am I supposed to feel value or find purpose,” she said.

Now, after taking a step away from the industry, Fox feels more supported and she's approaching her career with a different outlook. She explained, “I want to grow into myself as an actor. I feel like I spent a lot of years not doing that because I sort of checked out from Hollywood. Now I’m ready to grow into myself.”

The actress stars in the newly-released horror flick Till Death, which currently holds an 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And along with enjoying new acting projects, Fox is also spending lots of time with her three young kids. On being a mother, Fox said, “It’s given me the ground that I needed to grow into something quite special.”

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Joel is the Associate Editor for News & Entertainment and has been reporting on all things pop culture for over 5 years. Before working at PureWow, he served as a Features...