Megan Fox felt naked playing a snarky, demonic sexpot. For once, she had no Transformers to hide behind.
“There are no robots to distract you from whatever performance I do give,” she says. “So if it’s terrible, you’re going to f—ing know it’s really terrible. So that of course is intimidating.”
Fox intimidated? Please. Holding court with journalists to chat up September’s post-modern frightfest Jennifer’s Body, the 23-year-old is both provocateur and self-aware siren, eager to send up her image as sex-on-a-stick. For instance, ask her how racy the movie is and she’ll tell you.
“I think it’s a very sexy movie. Oh, you better put on your f—ing sexy shoes for this movie!” she says. “I wasn’t really sure what I was doing. I was just trying to have fun with it. I sort of felt like I was being able to make fun of my own image — as to how some people might perceive Megan Fox to be.“What I loved about the movie is it’s so unapologetic and how completely inappropriate it is at all times. It’s fun to get away with saying the s— she says and have people find it charming.”
Clearly, Fox gives good quote. So tonight she’s in like-minded company, flanked by Juno writer Diablo Cody, who penned the movie about a dead girl who goes on a Satanic feeding frenzy. And although as gory as any horror thriller worth its weight in buckets of syrup — the 15 minutes screened for critics featured burning bodies and black-tar vomit — it is also distinguished by Cody’s signature pop-quip dialogue.
And no, she can’t help it.
“When I first set out to write this, I intended to write something very dark, very brooding — a traditional slasher movie,” Cody says. “And then I realized about a third of the way into the process that I was incapable of doing that, because the humour kept seeping in. I have a macabre sense of humour. A lot of the things in the movie that are horrifying are funny to me.”
And sexy, remember — as Fox will remind you. “There’s sort of a hint of, a little bit of a lesbian relationship that happens. There’s a girl-on-girl kiss,” she says. “And beyond that, before every kill there is a seduction that occurs … I think I’m pretty sexy in it, I don’t know.”
Unlike Cody, producer Jason Reitman (Juno) and director Karyn Kusama, though, Fox confesses she’s not a horror fan.
“I don’t ever, ever watch scary movies. I actually have a very intense fear of the dark … I get really affected by them. I think for me to be able to play something that I would normally be frightened by is really intriguing and interesting … It’s cool to see myself being able to scare people because I’m just a little girl.”
She adds with a red-lipped smile, “Look at me — I’m so sweet.”
Source: Winnipeg Sun