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Megan Fox Q&A: Her comic-book obsession, her raging libido, and more...

Megan-fox-ew-photo3_dl After reading all those great quotes from our first interview with Transformers star Megan Fox (“As far as girls go, I have a really badass personality”), we’re sure you were clamoring for more. Well, lucky you, more is what we have. Read on for some extras from our chat with the woman who once said she has “the libido of a teenage boy”…

On her recent statements against Disney, for Olivia Wilde, and about her raging libido.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: You recently were quoted saying “F— Disney” for how they handled the Miley Cyrus blow-up about her Vanity Fair photo. Did you regret that?
MEGAN FOX: No, when I said ‘F— Disney!’, I f—ing meant that! Because I was defending Miley Cyrus and all these young kids that they basically enslave and then basically s— on when something goes wrong publicly. The fact that they made Miley Cyrus apologize publicly for a photograph that she took with Annie Leibovitz is outrageous. They should have had a Disney rep on the set who was watching over it, because it’s Annie Leibovitz. She’s known for doing a certain kind of photography. And they didn’t. And that’s their fault. To force a 14- or 15-year-old girl to come out and apologize like she’s done something wrong is not acceptable. If you ever watch the Disney Channel, they’re selling sex. All the girls on these shows have on full Pussycat Doll makeup, they’re wearing tight-ass leather pants, and they’re dressed up like these little cupcakes. So what they do on their network is so much worse than what Annie Leibovitz did, which was a beautiful photograph.

What about when you said, ‘I have the libido of a teenage boy’?
I don’t think that’s true. I mean, I think within a certain relationship I can be extremely sexual, but at the same time, because I’m a loner, once I’m alone, I can go weeks, months, forever without a boyfriend and be perfectly fine. So I don’t think I’m a sex addict, no.  

What about when you came out and announced that you wanted to sleep with actress Olivia Wilde?
She’s completely gorgeous and I would totally date her. But come on, she’s married!

Do you know her?
I’ve met her. And I basically apologized if I embarrassed her when I said that. She said she thought it was funny. I just think she’s beautiful and very interesting looking. I just love her.  

On the rigors of shooting a Michael Bay film like Transformers:

What was the hardest part of making Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?
The physicality of it. We shot for over a hundred days and there was not one day of shooting that we didn’t run. We were running all day, every day. And I was in five-inch pumps and motorcycle boots. It’s physically daunting. I know that sounds ridiculous, because you’re making a movie, but it really is hard.

People say Michael Bay is more interested in explosions and special effects than his actors. True?
That’s true. He thinks it’s funny to put his actors through Navy Seal boot camp to make a movie. And it’s not even necessary for the job! It amuses him.

So he’s kind of sadistic?
100 percent!

And you made fun of Shia LaBeouf because he was studying his lines on the set?
Yeah, he was pacing back and forth and taking it really seriously, and I said, ‘We’re making Transformers 2! Have you even read the script? What else do you need to do?’ But it was really smart on his part because he was trying to find truth in what was on the page. And if that page isn’t good, then it’s the actor’s job to make it good. So he was doing his job; I was not.  

On her upcoming horror comedy, written by EW columnist Diablo Cody:  

Tell me about your next film, Jennifer’s Body…
I don’t even know what genre to call it. It’s like a horror, dark, inappropriate comedy – a throwback to Heathers and Jawbreaker. It’s a movie about how scary teenage girls can be.

Sounds like you didn’t have trouble researching that one…
Right, exactly. The basic story is that this rock band sold their souls to get a record deal and they need to do a virginal sacrifice. And they come to a small town and they pick me out because I’m a 16-year-old and they think that surely a 16-year-old from a small town is a virgin. But in reality, I’m a huge slut. And they sacrifice me and it goes wrong. And I’m taken over by a demon and I have to feast on flesh and I start eating boys to stay alive. And it’s also about this friendship between me and my best friend, who is this homely girl, which Amanda Seyfried is not, but they make her look that way. And we have a pseudo-lesbian, f—ed-up, twisted friendship that is caught in the middle of all this insanity that is going on.

That sounds kind of awesome.
It’s the best script I’ve ever read. I hope it turns out good. Diablo is a twisted mind.


On her comedy chops:

Do you think there’s a double standard between men and women in this industry?
Totally. If you’re billed as a comedian, people will accept anything you say as light-hearted and not with intent behind it. But if you’re supposed to be a serious actor, which for some reason I’m expected to act like, people expect me to take myself seriously and not have a sense of humor. So they don’t read what I say as a joke.

Do you think you would be a good comedic actress?
Yes.

If you got a Judd Apatow script, do you think you could knock it out of the park?
Completely. Yes. I’m completely confident in that, yes.


On being a comics nerd:

You’re really into comic books, how did pick up that habit?
My sister used to collect comics when I was a kid, so I got obsessed with it through her. And I really like to draw so I’m obsessed with with a lot of the artists that do comic books. It’s just a good world. It makes me feel good. I love Comic Con. I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was such a big part of my childhood. I just enjoy it. I don’t know how you couldn’t enjoy it.

Do you have a favorite comic?
Well, Fathom was one of my favorites [Fox may star in a film adaptation currently in development]. Danger Girl can be ridiculous, but sometimes it’s funny. Midnight Nation is really interesting.

Do you like nerdy guys, too?
Totally. I like funny guys and those, for some reason, tend to be nerdy guys.

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Do you know her?
I’ve met her. And I basically apologized if I embarrassed her when I said that. She said she thought it was funny. I just think she’s beautiful and very interesting looking. I just love her.  

On the rigors of shooting a Michael Bay film like Transformers:

What was the hardest part of making Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen?
The physicality of it. We shot for over a hundred days and there was not one day of shooting that we didn’t run. We were running all day, every day. And I was in five-inch pumps and motorcycle boots. It’s physically daunting. I know that sounds ridiculous, because you’re making a movie, but it really is hard.

People say Michael Bay is more interested in explosions and special effects than his actors. True?
That’s true. He thinks it’s funny to put his actors through Navy Seal boot camp to make a movie. And it’s not even necessary for the job! It amuses him.

So he’s kind of sadistic?
100 percent!

And you made fun of Shia LaBeouf because he was studying his lines on the set?
Yeah, he was pacing back and forth and taking it really seriously, and I said, ‘We’re making Transformers 2! Have you even read the script? What else do you need to do?’ But it was really smart on his part because he was trying to find truth in what was on the page. And if that page isn’t good, then it’s the actor’s job to make it good. So he was doing his job; I was not.  

On her upcoming horror comedy, written by EW columnist Diablo Cody:  

Tell me about your next film, Jennifer’s Body…
I don’t even know what genre to call it. It’s like a horror, dark, inappropriate comedy – a throwback to Heathers and Jawbreaker. It’s a movie about how scary teenage girls can be.

Sounds like you didn’t have trouble researching that one…
Right, exactly. The basic story is that this rock band sold their souls to get a record deal and they need to do a virginal sacrifice. And they come to a small town and they pick me out because I’m a 16-year-old and they think that surely a 16-year-old from a small town is a virgin. But in reality, I’m a huge slut. And they sacrifice me and it goes wrong. And I’m taken over by a demon and I have to feast on flesh and I start eating boys to stay alive. And it’s also about this friendship between me and my best friend, who is this homely girl, which Amanda Seyfried is not, but they make her look that way. And we have a pseudo-lesbian, f—ed-up, twisted friendship that is caught in the middle of all this insanity that is going on.

That sounds kind of awesome.
It’s the best script I’ve ever read. I hope it turns out good. Diablo is a twisted mind.


On her comedy chops:

Do you think there’s a double standard between men and women in this industry?
Totally. If you’re billed as a comedian, people will accept anything you say as light-hearted and not with intent behind it. But if you’re supposed to be a serious actor, which for some reason I’m expected to act like, people expect me to take myself seriously and not have a sense of humor. So they don’t read what I say as a joke.

Do you think you would be a good comedic actress?
Yes.

If you got a Judd Apatow script, do you think you could knock it out of the park?
Completely. Yes. I’m completely confident in that, yes.


On being a comics nerd:

You’re really into comic books, how did pick up that habit?
My sister used to collect comics when I was a kid, so I got obsessed with it through her. And I really like to draw so I’m obsessed with with a lot of the artists that do comic books. It’s just a good world. It makes me feel good. I love Comic Con. I loved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It was such a big part of my childhood. I just enjoy it. I don’t know how you couldn’t enjoy it.

Do you have a favorite comic?
Well, Fathom was one of my favorites [Fox may star in a film adaptation currently in development]. Danger Girl can be ridiculous, but sometimes it’s funny. Midnight Nation is really interesting.

Do you like nerdy guys, too?
Totally. I like funny guys and those, for some reason, tend to be nerdy guys.

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