Megan Fox has fought the image that the world has of her since she appeared on the Hollywood radar.
Megan Fox said in an interview with Harper's Bazaar Arabia that she knows what people think about her, but she insists that if they would just look a little closer, she's not really what they would imagine her to be.
Megan Fox said, "I would say most people assume that I'm not very smart or educated or earnest, because I have this image that I'm sort of narcissistic, chasing attention, and wanting people to like me."
She added, "It makes me laugh because I've done plenty of interviews and when you read the article from beginning to end you can see that I'm not your typical music video model. My life is not about seeking other people's approval because I know it isn't going to come."
Megan Fox blew the world away with her stunning good looks when she appeared opposite Shia LaBeouf in Transformers. At that time, she was in her early 20's and she admits that she was inexperienced and a little rough around the edges.
Megan Fox is ready to concede that she wasn't fully grown up yet, saying, "I think there's a lot of growing personally that I needed to do, to control my passion. I really wanted to be a mom, and I wasn't yet, and I really struggled with that. I was just too young to see where I wanted to go."
What kind of world would it be if we were all remembered for who we were when we were 20? Not a good one.
Over the years, Megan Fox has learned not to take criticism so personally, because everyone has an opinion in Hollywood, but there are certain opinions that matter more than others.
Megan Fox said, "In Transformers I was a kid. I had no idea what I was doing. There was nothing for me to do, but then I did nothing and that was my own call."
She added, "I don't take it personally because in some ways I acknowledge and agree. But at the same time, both established comedians and Quentin Tarantino have come up to me and said, 'I really liked Jennifer's Body. You were really good in that'. The people whose opinions matter liked it, so I'm OK with that."
Do you think Megan Fox has a chance to outgrow her former eye-candy-only image?