Megan Fox Says She Had a 'Psychological Breakdown' Over Fear of Being Mocked in Hollywood

PEOPLE.com | 9/18/2019 | Staff
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Megan Fox is opening up about a dark period in her life.

The actress, 33, spoke to Entertainment Tonight about nearly reaching a “breaking point” after the 2009 release of Jennifer’s Body in which she found herself consistently being sexualized in films and media.

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“It wasn’t just that movie, it was every day of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with,” Fox said. “It preceded a breaking point for me.”

The pressure of unwanted attention had a severe effect on the actress.

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“I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do,” Fox said. “I didn’t want to be seen, I didn’t want to have to take a photo, do a magazine, walk a carpet, I didn’t want to be seen in public at all because of the fear, and the belief, and the absolute certainty that I was going to be mocked, or spat at, or someone was going to yell at me, or people would stone me or savage me for just being out.”

She added, “So I went through a very dark moment after that.”

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The star said she attempted to speak out about her own #MeToo experiences while she was growing up in Hollywood and working on various film and TV sets, but felt as though her thoughts were unwelcome.

“I feel like I was sort of out and in front of the #MeToo movement before the #MeToo movement happened, I was speaking out and saying, ‘Hey, these things are happening to me and they’re not OK,’” she recalled. “And everyone was like, ‘Oh well, f— you. We don’t care, you deserve it.’ Because everybody talked about how you looked or how you dressed or the jokes you made.’”

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