In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Megan Fox talks about her new movie ‘This is 40’, and why it’s such a relief to finally be able to show her comedic side.
Fox says, "It's weird to me that people haven't picked up on it yet that I have a sense of humor. When you read my interviews from start to finish, it's pretty obvious that there's a lot of sarcasm. The things that get chosen in sound bites, that run and seem literal and sound like they're very shocking, they were usually jokes, but people for whatever reason can't accept the idea that I could possibly have been joking."
Leslie Mann, the wife of director Judd Apatow, agrees - "I was so surprised by how funny she was. She has an interesting attitude that's fun to watch. She's not actually trying to be funny. She just is. And then I had this little argument with a dad at school. He was an agent or something and he was talking about Megan saying, 'Those girls are a dime a dozen.' I got so mad! ... I said, 'You're a dime a dozen!' People don't give her enough credit, just because she's beautiful."
Fox also compares the directing styles of Judd Apatow [who is the director of ‘This is 40’] and Michael Bay. Of Apatow, she says, "Whatever comes to Judd, he yells it out and you do it. And it's funny or it's not funny. You just keep going. But I know I'm not gonna come up with anything better than the jokes he throws at me." She then talks about the difference between that and the style that Transformers director Michael Bay utilized - "Bay will yell out things for you to do with your hair or body or whatever. He yells out instructions while you're in the middle of the scene. Those are supposed to be more serious moments. It's sort of difficult to be in the middle of a scene when someone yells, like, "Say, 'No Bumblebee, we have to get Optimus to the Dagger's Tip now!'" and you're like, 'Ah ... let me think about it first, it's not gonna come out of my mouth the right way.'"
It looks like the Michael Bay bashing won’t stop, but it’s a good thing for Fox that’s she made powerful friends in the comedy world of Hollywood. As everyone knows, Judd Apatow is the comedy king, and even a small role in one of his films is likely to keep the offers coming in for a long time.