The latest issue of gentlemen’s magazine Esquire brings a lengthy interview with stunner Megan Fox who, by the looks of things, is not holding back anything, no matter the questions thrown at her. Her answer to one in particular is getting plenty of media attention right now.
Though Megan also talks about her family and newborn son, her career and the insufferable level of fame she’s attained, aliens and leprechauns, and religion, it’s her comparison of Marilyn Monroe and Lindsay Lohan that’s keeping people talking.
Asked about why she chose to have her Marilyn tattoo lasered off, Megan starts by saying that it was just recently that she realized that she did not want this kind of negativity in her life – meaning, the kind it would bring.
“I feel like I willed it be gone. They told me it was going to take six sessions and it’s nearly gone in one. I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn’t want to visualize something so negative,” she explains.
Come to think of it, there’s another celebrity who would stand comparisons to the late screen icon.
“She wasn’t powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn’t reliable, who almost wasn’t insurable…. She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I’m not interested in following in those footsteps,” Megan says.
Perhaps anticipating the wave of criticism coming her way for saying Lohan wasn’t reliable (though she truly isn’t anymore), Megan took to her Facebook to explain that the comment was just a case of miscommunication.
“Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc. I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood,” she writes.
She continues by saying that she would never want Lindsay to feel bullied or insulted in any way, that it was never her intention to come across as rude.