Megan Fox is sick and tired of being a Hollywood bombshell. But the fact that she's posing in lingerie for the new issue of Esquire doesn't seem to be helping.
The new mom, who gave birth to son Noah with husband Brian Austin Green in September, flaunts her famous figure for the February issue, revealing that she'll never play a stereotypical hot girl again.
"I felt powerless in that image," Fox explains of her roles in movies such as "Transformers." "I didn't feel powerful. It ate every other part of my personality, not for me but for how people saw me, because there was nothing else to see or know. That devalued me. Because I wasn't anything. I was an image. I was a picture. I was a pose."
The 26-year-old has started to take on funnier characters in comedies like "This Is 40" and "Friends with Kids," which is the direction she hopes to stay in. She doesn't want to turn out to be just another sexy star -- like her former idol, Marilyn Monroe. Fox removed her tattoo of the icon because she feels Monroe is no longer the right kind of role model.
"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 tells Esquire, comparing Monroe to troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.
"She wasn't powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay," Fox continues. "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," she says, "I'm not interested in following in those footsteps."
Still, Fox knows what it's like to be in the spotlight and realizes that every celebrity faces criticism on a daily basis.
"I don't think people understand," she explains. "They all think we should shut the f--k up and stop complaining because you live in a big house or you drive a Bentley. So your life must be so great. What people don't realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you're being bullied by millions of people constantly."
UPDATE: In reference to her Lindsay Lohan comment, Megan Fox took to her Facebook page to share:
In the newly released article that I did for Esquire, there is a reference that is made to Lindsay Lohan that I would like to clarify before it snowballs into something silly. The journalist and I were discussing why I was removing my Marilyn Monroe tattoo, especially since in his opinion, Marilyn was such a powerful and iconic figure for women. I attempted to draw parallels between Lindsay and Marilyn in order to illustrate my point that while Marilyn may be an icon now, sadly she was not respected and taken seriously while she was still living. Both women were gifted actresses, whose natural talent was lost amongst the chaos and incessant media scrutiny surrounding their lifestyles and their difficulties adhering to studio schedules etc. I intended for this to be a factual comparison of two women with similar experiences in Hollywood. Unfortunately it turned into me offering up what is really much more of an uneducated opinion. It was most definitely not my intention to criticize or degrade Lindsay. I would never want her to feel bullied, as she does not deserve that. I was not always speaking eloquently during this interview and this miscommunication is my fault.
Check out Megan's sexy photo shoot below: