Megan Fox: Quote machine

(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Avon)
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Avon)

Megan Fox has a bone to pick with the press. “I like to be open with you guys and I like to be honest. I hate being disingenuous,” she tells the press while promoting “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” in which she plays journalist April O’Neil. “But … so much of what I say gets sensationalized. Even when I’m trying to be straight-forward and honest and my comments are innocent, inevitably they get turned into something salacious … . You guys should all behave yourselves and be nice when you report on things that I say.” Far be it from us to add to Ms. Fox’s concerns, so here, in her own words, are some of the straight-forward, honest and innocent things she has to say about “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.”

On the state of journalism:

“I’m not trying to tell you guys that you’re becoming obsolete, but kind of everyone with an iPhone is a journalist in their own way now — especially because we live in a tabloid culture. When you watch CNN and they’re giving you news based on tweets that people are sending out, you realize that society is really changing. The collective public have a really big voice now that they didn’t previously have, and they’re influencing the trajectory of how we are socially and with one another. I don’t know, I’m going to start getting metaphysical with you.”

On what playing a journalist taught her about journalism:

“I realized that your job is much more tedious than maybe I realized previously. You’ve really got to keep track of a lot of s—.”

On acting opposite CGI characters:

“When we were doing ‘Transformers,’ Shia and I were sort of just screaming things at the sky. We had no references at all at that point — because how can you? I mean, you’re dealing with, like, 30-foot robots.”

On playing scantily clad characters:

“I don’t mind doing that stuff. I think that’s been a part of being an actress in Hollywood since the beginning. I don’t feel ashamed or like I can’t be taken seriously while also wearing a tank top. And if you don’t take me seriously while I’m wearing a tank top, that’s your f—ing problem, not mine.”

On dealing with haters online:

“Let me tell you something about those people. How much money did ‘Transformers 4′ make? Exactly. Those people can complain, [but] they all go to the theater as soon as the movie’s coming out. They’re going to love it, and if they don’t love it they can f— off, and that’s the end of that.”

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