Megan Fox on Esquire: “I’m not interested in following Marilyn Monroe’s footsteps anymore”


Megan Fox graces the February 2013 issue of Esquire, and in it, she reveals her crazy side as she discusses topics like her former idol Marilyn Monroe, religion, speaking in tongues, and how fame compares to high school bullying.

In the interview inside the mag, Megan revealed that her Marilyn Monroe had to go. She explained, “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 wasn’t powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay [Lohan]. 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.”

The “This Is 40” star also shared that she’s been spending a lot of time worshipping in church. She said, “I was raised to believe that you’re safe in God’s hands. The energy is so intense in the room that you feel like anything can happen. I have seen magical, crazy things happen. I’ve seen people be healed. Even now, in the church I go to, during Praise and Worship, I could feel that I was maybe getting ready to speak in tongues, and I’d have to shut it off because I don’t know what that church would do if I started screaming out in tongues in the back. I can’t stand pills. I don’t like drinking. I don’t like feeling out of control. I have to feel like I’m in control of my body. And I know what you’re thinking, Then why would I want to go to church and speak in tongues? You have to understand, there I feel safe. But I don’t feel safe with myself.”

Like many celebrities, Megan also don’t like the other side of fame: the one where she feels being judged constantly. She explained, “I don’t think people understand. They all think we should shut the (bleep) up and stop complaining because you live in a big house or you drive a Bentley. So your life must be so great. What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly.”

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