Megan Fox, widely recognized for her iconic portrayal of Mikaela Banes in the Transformers franchise, has recently unveiled a fresh artistic endeavor that diverges from her acting career. The Hollywood actress took to social media to reveal her venture into the world of literature, as she proudly introduced her book of poetry titled Pretty Boys Are Poisonous.
Scheduled for release on November 7, the compilation comprises a rich collection of 80 poems that delve into diverse emotional landscapes.
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Megan Fox announced her first non-acting project
In an Instagram post shared on August 8, Megan Fox, who is also slated to appear in the upcoming film The Expendables 4, candidly expressed the motivation behind her poetic journey. She shared,
“These poems were written in an attempt to excise the illness that had taken root in me because of my silence. I’ve spent my entire life keeping the secrets of men, my body aches from carrying the weight of their sins. My freedom lives in these pages, and I hope that my words can inspire others to take back their happiness and their identity by using their voice to illuminate what’s been buried, but not forgotten, in the darkness.”
The essence of emancipation pervades the pages of Pretty Boys Are Poisonous, as Fox aspires to galvanize others to reclaim their joy and individuality. Her words, she hopes, will serve as a beacon for others to illuminate the veiled truths that lie dormant in the shadows of the past.
Simon & Schuster, the esteemed publishing house behind the book, extolled it as a “powerful debut from one of the most well-known women of our time.” With poignant and somber undertones, the collection encompasses the complexities of the human experience while showcasing Fox’s signature wit and humor.
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Megan Fox opened up on her struggles
The anticipation surrounding the third $5.2 billion franchise Transformers film, Dark of the Moon, starring was palpable, courtesy of the prodigious success of its predecessors, both having crossed the remarkable $1 billion threshold at the box office. Moreover, Revenge of The Fallen had hinted a future for Mikaela (Megan Fox) and Sam, their shared sentiments portending her return as Sam’s partner in the forthcoming chapter.
However, a perplexing twist emerged, as Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley assumed the role of Sam’s new romantic interest, and Mikaela’s absence was rationalized by a nebulous breakup. However, the unexpected nature of Fox’s departure reverberated deeply, stemming from the fact that her exit had not been intended.
Regrettably, Fox’s candid commentary about Michael Bay, the director steering the now Mark Wahlberg-helmed franchise, left a lasting impact. Her remarks, articulated during a 2009 interview with Wonderland magazine, cast Bay’s directorial approach in an unfavorable light, accusing him of being a ‘dictator’ and sexualizing underage girls.
Hence, it’s evident that Fox’s creative foray into poetry arrives on the heels of her past struggles and candid revelation about her struggles with body image. In a poignant video accompanying the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2023 issue, released in May, she disclosed, “I have body dysmorphia – I don’t ever see myself the way other people see me. There’s never a point in my life where I loved my body, never, ever.”
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Fox’s literary pursuit stands as a testament to her multifaceted nature, a reminder that even those in the limelight bear their own battles and triumphs, both on and off the screen.