Megan Fox keeps the faith
January 15th, 2013
01:07 PM ET

Megan Fox keeps the faith

Megan Fox is working hard to break free of her blockbuster bombshell image, right down to removing a tattoo of iconic bombshell Marilyn Monroe from right arm.

"I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult. It's like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative," Fox, 26, told Esquire magazine in its February issue.

"She wasn't powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay," Fox continued. "She was an actress who wasn't reliable, who almost wasn't insurable ... She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I'm not interested in following in those footsteps."

Read more from Fox's interview with Esquire

The actress built a reputation as a sexy star in the "Transformers" franchise but as of late she's shifting her focus to landing more comedic roles, like in "This is 40" and "Friends with Kids" - as well as maintaining her commitment to her faith.

"I have seen magical, crazy things happen. I've seen people be healed. Even now, in the church I go to, during Praise and Worship I could feel that I was maybe getting ready to speak in tongues, and I'd have to shut it off because I don't know what that church would do if I started screaming out in tongues in the back," she told Esquire.

See more photos of Megan Fox in Esquire magazine

"You have to understand, there I feel safe," said the actress, who welcomed son Noah last September with husband Brian Austin Green. "I was raised to believe that you're safe in God's hands. But I don't feel safe with myself."

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  1. djdklsjd

    It is interesting that someone who claims to be a Christian would wear next to nothing on the cover of a magazine... very interesting.

    January 6, 2014 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jim Dandey

    Maybe she should have done the Marilyn research BEFORE getting the tattoo. She's the epitome of her generation's ignorance and idiocy...

    January 17, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. who do you think your dealing with here

    not megan

    January 17, 2013 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  4. Executive Order 66

    I find it amusing when some women who relied on their looks, then turn to spiritual guidance and ultra conservative during the latter part of their lives.

    January 17, 2013 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. Fladabosco

    I am a symphony musician and I have been hired to play at churches hundreds of times. I have seen speaking in tongues and all sorts of stuff. Once years ago a friend and I were playing at local church that had its own TV station and one of those preachers with puffy hair and used the word 'glory' in every sentence. We were sitting on the alter facing the congregation when an old man in a wheelchair came up and the preacher shouted 'with the power and the glory' and touched the guy on his forehead and he magically jumped up, started dancing and shouted 'I'm healed.' It was hilarious and we were biting our lips and digging our fingers into our legs to keep from bursting out laughing. People are so gullible when they want to believe.

    What is sad to me is that this kind of ridiculousness undermines the wonderful things that churches and religions do, like bringing families together, helping the poor and giving people comfort and hope.

    January 17, 2013 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Fladabosco

      PS: The other thing I remember about that day was the glorious singer Doug Oldham was there. What a great voice!

      January 17, 2013 at 7:39 am | Report abuse |
    • peter

      I have musicians in my family tree. By the way, They still to this day call out addresses to audiences and people think that is a miracle of God. The problem with christendom these days is when they went into prophecy and end times. Like you said it is about bringing people hope and comfort

      January 17, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Sorry Esquire.

    therapy a must.

    January 17, 2013 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Francis

    "Comments are not pre-screened before they post."

    Buuuulllllllssssshhhhhhiiiiiiiittttttt. You have a 50/50 shot of anything you post showing up here. They screen out by names, emails, and apparently just arbitrary combinations of words. And don't even get me started on the Disqus-based discussion pages. This is pretty pathetic, CNN...

    January 17, 2013 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. peter

    Megan claims that with her fame and fortune she feels like she is being "bullied" in high school. Hot chicks in high school don't get bullied in high school like herself so who is she kidding. I had a few girlfriends as hot as megan fox and i always broke up with them after a few months–It's called a preempt -Because you never want to get p wiped and fall in love with a smoking hot girl who is going to break up with you anywayl–But i suppose you would have to go through what i did to know what i am getting at.. By the way, don't have kids guys–I am in my late 30s and it was one of the best things to happen to me. F legacy and what people willl say about you after you go

    January 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fladabosco

      If you mean the best thing that happened to you is that you got a vasectomy, maybe your getting one is the best thing but for a couple of billion other people having kids is one of, if not the most rewarding thing in our lives. Your post makes you sound very shallow and happy to live with petty happinesses instead of working on long term commitments. But if that floats your boat...

      January 17, 2013 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
    • peter

      Flad–Your descendants will inherit a planet of shhttt–I care about my descendants because I am not shallow and that is why they don't exist. If you want them running around with a bunch of rejects so be it

      January 17, 2013 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. The Pope

    Once a hottie, always a hottie.

    January 16, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Desperate..

    its just a blog it doesn't mean anything..stop being a tool

    January 16, 2013 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. drinker75

    She feels like she's getting ready to speak in tongues? How is that not considered mental illness? Really.

    January 16, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. your upset because megan is thin

    and has a b cup...get lost

    January 16, 2013 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |



    January 16, 2013 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |


    January 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Is that her again...

    living off the tool...

    January 16, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  16. mklsgl

    "I try my very best/To be just who I am/But everybody wants me/To be just like them/It's a shame the way they make me scrub the floor/I aint gonna work for Maggie's farm no more..."

    January 16, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Johnny 5

    She's Tom Cruise material now.

    January 16, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |


    January 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  19. KGJM

    I do not care anymore about Fox' religious views than I do about any other Hollywood wing nut's views on global warming, or TV star's vegan views on eating beef, or Bono of U2 crying about poor kids. I will NEVER understand why *stars* try to promote their causes – are there really people dumb enough to "switch their core beliefs" because a hot chick from the movies said so..?
    "I am going to switch my view on (abortion, gun control, political party, rain forests, etc) because Movie Star has the opposite opinion." – said no one with a brain, ever.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • ThomasT

      Thank you, you have restored a small amount of my faith in the American population. It sickens me how there are so many sheeple who blindly follow celeb advice like its expert opinion.

      January 16, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jon

      Haha and yet you take the time to read the article and post a few sentences about it. If you really didn't care and weren't interested you wouldn't have read it in the first place.

      January 16, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • KGJM

      Actually, Jon, I clicked on the article to get a good look at the smoking hot photo of this pretty lady / movie star ... I may not care what church she goes to, but I'd sure like to make her say "Oh, God!" a whole bunch of times...

      January 17, 2013 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  20. danielwalldammit

    Just a bit creepy.

    January 16, 2013 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  21. jimbo913

    And this right here should make you wonder if you are on the "right side." If you share anything in common with what this low IQ nit-wit believes... well, there is your sign.

    January 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  22. ediddydub


    I thank you for being brave and bold enough to discuss your genuine feelings about your faith and struggles with it. Though most of the comments made on here will be about your past and the images they choose to remember you by, I can relate to your experience of being true to your faith and your personal walk with God, as we in the faith all have to experience. I, too, have had struggles with fully allowing God to use me because of fear of what other people may say or think, and the truth be told, so have many others. So it brings me joy to see you talk about it candidly, letting all of us know that we are not alone, and that even someone as celebrated as you can experience that same struggle. I would love to talk with you personally about your walk with God, though I know that the chances of that happening are infinitesimal. Nevertheless, continue to walk in faith, and know that God is ready, whenever you are, to fill you with His love, power, and grace, and allow you to do far greater things than you could ever imagine. Be blessed in all you do and are! 😀

    January 16, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Vik100

    Much respect for her!! She is going against what everyone in hollywood believes.. the fkn devil.

    Keep up the faith Megan!!

    January 16, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  24. jennifer

    She looks stoned in that pic.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Stella

    She's doing a lot to dispell her bombshell image by posing in Esquire as a bombshell.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Irony

      Heh, you noticed that too? Clearly we're mistaken... she's just trying to be modest about what she's been given. I mean, she is wearing *some* clothes...

      January 17, 2013 at 4:33 am | Report abuse |
  26. Brooklyn

    Megan comparing Marilyn to Lindsay is distusting. Marilyn wasent a woman who thought she was above the law and got away with committing crimes you and I would spend months upon months in jail for. Adultry is hardly the same thing as hit and runs and stealing over 100,000 in jewelry, sunglasses, Tiffany silverwear, etc.The only thing Marilyn stole was Jackie-O's man for the night. Marilyn was a depressed, lost soul but a beautiful lady who paved the way for women in the entertainment industry and in my opinion was a much more iconic figure than Lindsay and Megan combined. So Megan talking crap about why shes removing her Marilyn tribute tattoo like shes so much better then Marilyn cause she was a troubled mind is disrespectful and I guarentee nobody is gonna know who Megan Fox is in 100 years, but Marilyn will live on forever.

    January 16, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Sandra

    It was reported on Yahoo news today that she "speaks in tongues" and has attended a Pentecostal church. She must no longer be of that faith. Yes, tongues is a heavenly language. I believe God wants to do something in her life. But most Pentecostal churches adhere strictly to Biblical teaching. Posting nude and launching the "F" bomb are not part of what happens among Pentecostals. We are all sinners saved by God's grace. I hope and pray she will begin to hear what God says.

    January 16, 2013 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  28. nonno pino

    had a tattoo of an anchor on his right wrist...nonna hated it..he did it when they were dating/

    January 16, 2013 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  29. Meh

    unreliable, uninsurable...etc
    sounds like you should have a tattoo of yourself on your arm

    January 16, 2013 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  30. Good for you girl--

    do you gotta do megan!

    January 16, 2013 at 5:56 am | Report abuse |
  31. JGN

    Gee all that and a fanatic christian too. Not a brainiac but then that's not really what she's selling.

    January 16, 2013 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  32. tracie


    January 16, 2013 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  33. OutAndAbout

    brian seems like a great guy...i remember him from his 90210 days.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  34. georgous woman(photo above)

    brian has to be proud to have her as a wife.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Mega looks lovely

    i her whatever it is she has on. ha!

    January 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
  36. the 2 are for you

    its ok megan will help.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jujubeans

    Does she wear that outfit to the clubs?

    January 15, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  38. it was hot day in california that's for sure...


    January 15, 2013 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Hildegard

    sk aaaaaaaank

    January 15, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Hildegard

    I think she just looks cheap.

    January 15, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  41. She's not naked...

    what's the problem? its her choice..

    January 15, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Lynn

    She's what I call a "Carnal Christian". Most people are. They do whatever they want, except follow God's Word. If she was truly following biblical principles, she wouldn't be exposing her body for all the world to see.

    January 15, 2013 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      And you know her personally to call her a carnal christian? dont judge people because they sin differently than you do

      January 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lauren

      I am just as much a sinner if not more than this woman, despite also trying to continue a walk with God. But how can you sit there and not see an incongruity with your half naked picture on a men's magazine and in the same breath proclaim to the world your Christianity, when Jesus himself said that for us to lust toward another who is not our spouse is a sin? Now I'm just as guilty as her, because there are times when I've worn something attractive and reveled i n guy's attention. But to do this on such a public and obvious level shows how empty we have let our faith become. Being a Christian is more than just speaking in tongues (which by the way means speaking in another language which others understand which you previously did not speak, so that the gospel can be proclaimed. This is the true meaning of tongues which was exemplified by the apostles during Pentecost.). Being a Christian means following God's word by his strength. But we are all on different places with our walk, and I truly wish that she develop a deeper relationship with the guy who has the only opinion that matters.

      January 16, 2013 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Hello

      As a youth minister, I can tell you that TONS of Christians don't see an issue w/ this type of "exposure." I'm sure she reasons it by saying there's no difference between this and a bikini, and she's right. I agree it's not a "Godly" decision, but I must also agree w/ Daniel that's although it's a sin, how is it different than any other sin you or I commit? The answer is, it's not. And to that degree, by your standard, we're all carnal Christians. James 4:17 says "he that KNOWETH to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin." There is truth in sinning agains the KNOWLEDGE of the Word and that some sin in ignorance. (that doesn't make it ok, but to God, it is different that knowing willful sin)

      To Lauren: Please READ your Bible before you post INACCURATE descriptions about speaking in tongues. Paul CLEARLY said in 1 Corinthians 14:2 "For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh NOT unto men, but unto God: for NO man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries." The type of tongues you're speaking about is found in 1 Corinthians 12 and it's NOT the same gift as being filled w/ the Holy Ghost, whichi s a PERSONAL prayer language, just as Megan described. Do a Bible study on it!

      January 16, 2013 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  43. Bryan

    Seeing has Monroe had assets such as "talent" and "charisma," I'm not too worried about comparisons between her and Megan Fox.

    January 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Marie

    She should get more tattoos. That way she can be in the circus as the tattooed lady.

    January 15, 2013 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. oh no..

    megan looks great...darn it.

    January 15, 2013 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  46. bagladyboutique

    Reblogged this on Bag Lady Boutique.

    January 15, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |

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