Five Favorite Films with Megan Fox
Plus, the actress chats about her role in this week's ensemble movie Friends with Kids and why she enjoys doing comedy.
It wasn't too long ago that Megan Fox found herself at the dizzying center of the celebrity maelstrom. Through no particular fault of her own, she was teetering on the brink of media overexposure -- the kind that comes from the usual perception of someone (and more often an actress) suddenly becoming too big, and too fast. Fox's well-publicized (and rather humorous) feud with her Transformers director Michael Bay lead to her being dismissed from the third installment (quick: try and remember the name of her replacement), while her would-be star vehicle -- the hopelessly misunderstood Jennifer's Body -- bombed with critics and audiences.
Yet Fox's career is taking an arguably more interesting turn now that the white light of scrutiny has subsided: she's got roles in Judd Apatow's Knocked Up sequel This is 40 and Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator on the way, and this week stars as part of the ensemble cast of Jennifer Westfeldt's Friends with Kids. In the well-received comedy-drama, Fox plays Mary Jane, the much-younger girlfriend of single-dad-with-a-twist Adam Scott, while getting to act alongside a cast that includes Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
We got a chance to chat with Fox about the experience recently, as well as her thoughts on doing more of this kind of comedy in the future. Read on for that, but first, she reeled off her five favorite films. (And for being the first person to pick Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, well, we salute her.)
The Lord of the Rings trilogy(Peter Jackson; 2001, 2002, 2003; 92%, 96%, 94% Tomatometers)
How to Train Your Dragon (Peter Hastings and Chris Sanders, 2010; 98% Tomatometer)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (Jennifer Yuh, 2011; 81% Tomatometer)
The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming and King Vidor; 1939; 100% Tomatometer)
Next, Fox chats about her role in this week's Friends with Kids, why she enjoys playing comedy, and her experiences working with Judd Apatow and Sacha Baron Cohen.