It was one year ago today that Megan Fox’s hotly anticipated follow-up to her red hot performance in the second Transformers movie called “Jennifer’s Body” was unleashed into theaters. Has it been that long already? I remember how much build-up was made regarding Megan and whether or not she could carry a movie on her own. There was talk of everything from lesbian make-out scenes to paparazzi photos of Megan emerging from a lake topless (and what a nice pair they were) to Diablo Cody being the voice of a new generation, BLAH BLAH BLAH. All that mattered was that the movie had Megan Fox in it.
While 20th Century didn’t exactly do a great job selling the movie (the TV commercials made ZERO sense), Megan and co-star Amanda Seyfriend still went on a whirlwind promotional tour to promote the movie. From the San Diego Comic-Con to the Toronto Film Festival to countless magazine covers to TV appearances on “Good Morning America” and “Regis & Kelly” to even a hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live”, there was nothing that could go wrong with this movie, right?
Well, the movie opened with a dismal $7 million opening weekend and pretty much fizzled out and the fallout from that fateful weekend has destroyed a lot of the credibility that was (unnecessarily) placed on Megan’s shoulders. And with the bad box office of the movie came the (even worse) publicity regarding Megan’s comments towards Michael Bay. One of the magazine covers that Megan interviewed for called “Wonderland” published the controversial “Hitler” comments that Megan made and the negative press that came from both sides only made it worse for Megan.
In light of those comments and the horrible box office of JB, Megan pretty much went into hiding. She stopped attending the big Red Carpet events, she wasn’t doing a lot of TV interviews, and she certainly wasn’t mouthing off like she did before that.
In fact, I remember when Megan went to the Spike TV Scream Awards a month after JB flopped, she went to the event (without doing the Red Carpet) and accepted the first award of the night onstage and literally had to clear her name regarding the Wonderland comments. Of course, we all know that led to another Michael Bay fallout (more on that later).
Since then, 2010 has been sparse of the lovely Megan. If you look back at the last nine months, Megan has avoided a bunch of Red Carpets (except the Jonah Hex one), has only done a few interviews (mostly recanting her old ways), got FIRED from the third Transformers movie (maybe, maybe not), and then got MARRIED to Brian Austin Green!
But when you think about it, are there any positives to this story? Well, Megan did score a clothing campaign for Emporio Armani underwear but trying to find those adverts have been difficult. And…..that’s the only one I can think of. Shit!
To put it in perspective, if 20th Century Fox had promoted “Jennifer’s Body” properly (using both Megan AND Amanda in the promos) and had Megan not gotten too mouthy in the press, all of the events of the last 12 months probably would’ve transpired differently and, who knows, maybe Megan would be a much bigger superstar rather than the recluse that she’s since become. Regardless, I still love Megan Fox and we should get on our knees and suck whatever it is she wants us to suck.