Megan Fox admits she suffered a 'psychological breakdown' after being 'sexualised and objectified' in comedy horror Jennifer's Body
Megan Fox has revealed that she suffered a 'psychological breakdown' after starring in the 2009 horror comedy, Jennifer's Body.
The actress was 23 years old when she played 'high-school hottie Jennifer' in the flick, a demonically possessed student who seduces then kills her male classmates whilst her best friend Anita [Amanda Seyfried] tries to stop her.
Megan, now 33, confessed that being sexualised and objectified was 'part of the mix' throughout her career, but following the backlash from the film, she spiralled into a dark place.
Megan told Entertainment Tonight: 'It wasn't just that movie, it was every day of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with. It preceded a breaking point for me.
'I think I had a genuine psychological breakdown where I wanted just nothing to do.
'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.'
Megan added that she didn't feel supported by the feminist movement after being typecast, but that becoming a mother changed her perspective on life and become a 'better version' of herself.
Jennifer's Body was written by Diablo Cody, who claimed she wanted the film to 'speak to female empowerment and explore the complex relationships between best friends'.
She later claimed that the film was marketed 'wrong', admitting she had been left furious with executives who wanted to aim it at 'boys who liked Megan Fox', whilst she claimed 'This is a movie for girls too! That audience, they did not attempt to reach.'
Review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported that only 43% of critics gave the film positive reviews, with critics divided over whether the film aided or hindered the feminist movement.
Megan was the 'It Girl' of the Noughties, but has stepped away from the limelight in recent years, after welcoming three children with husband Brian Green.
The couple met on set when Brian had a guest role on Hope & Faith back in 2004, when he was 30 and she was 18 but waited before entering a relationship.
Within two years of dating, the couple got engaged but broke it off in 2009. They eventually worked things out and got married in June 24, 2010.
Megan then filed for divorce in August 2015, but they reconciled in early 2016 and have been going strong ever since.
The couple have three sons: Noah, six, Bodhi, five and Journey, three.
Megan can currently be seen in Battle of Jangsari, a war movie focusing on the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War in 1950.