Megan Fox Graces Esquire Cover; Talks Fame, Church, and Marilyn Monroe (PHOTO)
on Jan 15, 2013 03:45 PM EST
Megan Fox fronts the cover of Esquire magazine's February 2013 issue and from the look of her toned body, one would never guess that she had given birth to her first child just four months ago.
The magazine cover is her first since she gave birth to Noah on Sept. 27 with her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, 39.
In her Esquire interview, Fox, 26, discussed the downside of fame, how she began speaking in tongues at the Pentecostal Church she attended, and why she decided to get rid of her Marilyn Monroe tattoo.
Fox has referred to Marilyn Monroe as an icon in past interviews. But after she learned about Monroe's troubled past, she was no longer interested in "following in her footsteps." She compared Monroe to Lindsay Lohan.
"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. She wasn't powerful at the time. She was sort of like Lindsay [Lohan]. 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."
Fox compared famous to being a magnified version of being bullied in high school, because one is criticized by "millions of people constantly " on a "global scale."
"I don't think people understand. They all think we should shut the (bleep) 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."
Fox felt more comfortable discussing religion than her career. She shared that she has read Revelations, the last book in the Bible a "million" times and while she has tried to decipher the meanings of the symbols in the chapters, she wondered aloud if the sign of the times were indicative of the downside of the internet, fame and being a celebrity. She then shared why she believes in God.
"I can't stand pills. I don't like drinking. I don't like feeling out of control. I have to feel like I'm in control of my body. And I know what you're thinking, Then why would I want to go to church and speak in tongues? You have to understand, there I feel safe. I was raised to believe that you're safe in God's hands. But I don't feel safe with myself."
Actor Zac Efron attends a press conference for 'High School Musical' at the State Theatre on May 25, 2006 in Sydney, Australia.
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