September 12 2009
Toronto, Canada – There have been few stars that have shined as brightly in recent years as that of Megan Fox. Her rise to fame in the blockbuster ‘Transformers’ franchise has taken her from sitcom second banana to full-fledged celebrity, scoring her massive paydays and virtual pandemonium wherever she appears. Part of that success has no doubt been her ability to deliver lines and meet her marks on set, but much of it has to do with looks. Long black hair, sufficient chest, and healthy curves have ensured a status reserved for very few in Hollywood.
Of course not everyone feels the same way. Fox’s dearth of roles outside the ‘Transformers’ films has been a jarring reminder for many that even in Hollywood looks aren’t everything. Her limited selection of films, due in large part to reticence from Hollywood officials, has limited her already rambunctious public profile. now though her one greatest asset may be starting to show signs of wear as a growing group of people are starting to find her less attractive and at least one man, who saw Fox at an appearance at the Toronto International Film Festival, voiced his belief that she was never all that great to begin with.
“I had that moment, especially that scene in the first Transformers movie when she was fixing the car, where I was like holy crap. Recently though I can’t help but think that she’s been totally overrated and it’s kind of turning me off to be honest. I can tell you too that a lot of my friends feel the same way,” said Mike Lee of nearby Markham. “It’s that weird thumb, partly, but it’s really her face. I mean she’s got a kickin’ body but lots of girls have that. It’s the face that really makes the girl and hers is just like so cold. It’s almost like a mannequin’s face rather than a human beings face. It’s technically pretty but I don’t know. I just can’t imagine waking up to that, especially after seeing her in person.”
It isn’t believed that Lee ever had a serious shot at waking up with Fox. He is apparently fine with that as he has a long-term girlfriend.
“Looks go a very long way in Hollywood and always will. It’s funny that she has a tattoo of Marilyn Monroe on her arm because in a lot of ways her career parallels Monroe’s. Both are pretty, both have limited acting skill, and both are very famous. so far the only difference is that Fox is still alive,” said Scrape TV Entertainment analyst Tracey Temple. “Of course Monroe was 36 when she died and Fox is only 23. She did get started earlier and that may come into play later on so Fox may in fact mimic Monroe’s career in more ways than one. the real risk here is if her looks start to fail she will have limited opportunities in the future, even more limited than she currently has.”
Marilyn Monroe was also largely defined by her personal life which involved marriages to Joe DiMaggio and Arthur Miller as well as a rumoured affair with President Kennedy. Fox has an on-and-off again relationship with former ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ star Brian Austin Green.
“Unfortunately in Hollywood who you date helps to define who you are. I don’t think anyone would compare Joe DiMaggio or Arthur Miller to Brian Austin Green in terms of looks but accomplishment is relevant. Had Green’s hip-hop career taken off things might be different but as it stands right now he really doesn’t stand up to those two,” continued Temple. “The real concern for Fox and her people is that there are limits to how much you can change your face and because there is still a stigma attached to plastic surgery she would have trouble maintaining her success if people really start to get sick of her face. I’d imagine that if people in Toronto are starting to get sick of her it may be happening in other cities around the world and that could lead to serious trouble for Fox and her future.”
Paparazzi photographers have reported lower earnings of late for pictures of Fox indicating that the concerns Lee voiced may in fact be more widespread than previously believed.
Samantha Dryden, Entertainment Correspondent
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