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Why Megan Fox Was Never The Same After Transformers

There's no doubt that Megan Fox is a talented and beautiful actress. She was declared the sexiest woman in the world in a 2008 online poll and seemed to be on top of the world after she scored the role of Mikaela Banes in Michael Bay's Transformers. She, and her co-star Shia LaBeouf, received major attention for their roles, as well as the blockbuster as a whole, but there was a moment when Megan Fox's career took a turn.

Hollywood is a fast-paced and ruthless place, which means that if an actor or actress makes a comment they shouldn't have or a personal move they might regret, it will, unfortunately, stain their career in some way or another. For Fox, it all started when she said something that would relate to "cancel culture" today. Of course, everyone makes mistakes, and Fox knows that today, but the toll it took on her is prevalent.

Megan Fox's controversial comments regarding Michael Bay

Megan Fox's career didn't start with the Transformers franchise, but it definitely boosted her stardom. It seemed like she was on her way to becoming an A-lister, until 2009, when she sat down with Wonderland Magazine and talked about everything under the sun, including her time on set with Transformers director Michael Bay. When she was asked what it was like to work with the "Blockbuster King," she said this: "He's like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous madman reputation. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is."

Fox's comments meant she didn't appear in the third Transformers film. She has expressed regret for that portion of the interview, but unfortunately, it hurt her budding career. Since then, Fox has apologized to Bay and was later cast as April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a movie Bay produced. Fox never took a break or "quit" acting — she maintained a constant flow of roles, but it seemed like her career just wasn't the the same.

Megan Fox is often typecast

It's not a secret that some movie stars often get typecast or pigeonholed into one type of genre. This is unfortunate, of course, and back in the late 2000s, Fox was feeling it, too. In a 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel, she explains how she felt sexualized from the beginning of her career, particularly in her brief but now memorable moment in Bad Boys II. Fox also starred in Diablo Cody's campy horror movie Jennifer's Body, which gained backlash due to the sexism that surrounded it.

Again, there's no hidden truth behind Fox being cast as the "hot girl," which she doesn't necessarily want. In an interview by ET, Diablo Cody and Megan Fox reunited and chatted about the cult-classic film they worked on together. Fox revealed that the pressure of being objectified and oversexualized really took a toll on her, which stemmed from her role in Transformers. Of course, there's always more to every story, but her comments about Michael Bay's directing techniques and major typecasting are just a couple of reasons why Fox was never the same after her role in the Transformers franchise.