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Megan Fox has revealed that she suffered a psychological breakdown at the height of her career.
The 33-year-old actress opened up to Entertainment Tonight about how being hypersexualized in Hollywood had affected her ten years ago. She told the publication that being regarded as one of the sexiest women in Hollywood had traumatic effects on her mental health.
She opened up about her constant fear of being mocked, and admitted that she had reached “breaking point” when her movie Jennifer’s Body was released back in 2009…
“I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do,” she shared with Entertainment Tonight.
“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 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 … so I went through a very dark moment after that.”
Things got even worse for the actress after she spoke out about how Transformers director Michael Bay had mistreated her. And she definitely felt that her career suffered because of her honesty…
“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 continued.
“And everyone was like, ‘Oh well, f–k you. We don’t care, you deserve it.’ Because everybody talked about how you looked or how you dressed or the jokes you made.”
Despite the sudden pause in her Hollywood career, Megan Fox revealed that her marriage to Brian Austin Green and their three children – Noah, Journey, and Bodhi – helped her put things into perspective…
“I think it took getting pregnant ― that was the first real breakthrough where my consciousness shifted and my mind opened up and I was able to see from a bird’s-eye view and breath and take it in,” she said.
“And then another kid, and then another kid and with every kid I feel like that’s always been the doorway into a better version of myself.”
We’re glad that Megan Fox has opened up about her struggles, and are relieved to hear that she is back to feeling like her best self!