Megan Fox: Shia LaBeouf Is ‘Perfectly Fine,’ Jennifer Lawrence ‘Rules The World’
Fox admits she hasn’t spoken to her former Transformers pal in a while, but says she’s not concerned about his recent controversial behavior.
“I’m not worried about Shia. I love my Shia. He’s perfectly fine,” she tells the paper.
Fox continues, “I haven’t talked to him in a couple of years, but I don’t worry about him. He’s a brilliant kid, talented and funny… There’s no reason to worry.”
The actress seems more upset about what she sees as media manipulation, such as when jokes are taken out of context and rumors are posted without fact-checking.
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Fox recalls joking one time that she felt like a man, and then seeing outlets run with the story seriously.
“I don’t understand why people don’t have common sense and can’t identify sarcasm or, you know, some kind of self-deprecating humor,” she complains. “But people don’t expect that coming from me, for some reason.”
Of course, Fox knows that these issues are often the price of fame, along with haters and their mean-spirited comments.
“If you have an insecurity issue or if you seek validation through the opinions of others, this industry is not for you. It will tear you to pieces, and you will not survive,” warns Fox.
That’s one reason she loves the candid and goofy Jennifer Lawrence, labeling the Oscar winner a “fearless female.”
“I definitely think she’s ruling the world right now,” Fox tells the Daily News.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star further opines, “I think [fearlessness] is something you’re born with. Maybe not in all cases, but a lot of famous people that have made it have to be [strong].”
But if Fox had it her way, she’d never walk a red carpet again.
“It’s never something that I really enjoyed, so I’ve always tried to stay away from it as much as possible,” she shares. “When you’re promoting a movie, you have to be out on the red carpet. That’s just part of it. But that kind of [glamour and exposure] was never a choice.”
When the paper notes that some viewed Fox as the next Angelina Jolie when she started out, she confesses, “I was just trying to figure out who I was then.”
“I’ve never been somebody who gets on the Internet and reads about myself. It’s so damaging to the psyche and to your emotional well-being,” she explains. “[So] I was never that aware of the Hollywood hierarchy.”
What do you think of Fox’s comments?