“I know that a discussion has erupted online surrounding some of my experiences in Hollywood,” the Jennifer’s Body actress, 34, began in an Instagram post on Monday, June 22. She continued to say that although she appreciates the “outpouring of support,” she felt the need to “clarify” some of the details since the current rhetoric cast a “sinister shadow” that she thinks is inaccurate.
In the 2009 interview, the brunette beauty disclosed she was only 15 years old when she was an extra in Bad Boys II, directed by Bay, 55, where she was requested to wear a bikini and six-inch heels. Revealing she couldn’t sit at the bar in the scene because she was underage, she said the “solution to that problem was to then have me dancing underneath a waterfall getting soaking wet.” In the same interview, she also shared she auditioned for Transformers by pretending to work on the director’s Ferrari.
Clarifying her words, Megan said she was “19 or 20” when she auditioned for the Transformers franchise. Additionally, she said there were plenty of crew members around during her audition and “at no point undressed or anything similar.”
“I hope that whatever opinions are formed around these episodes will at least be seeded in the facts of the events,” she continued. “These specific instances were inconsequential in a long arduous journey along which I have endured some genuinely harrowing experiences in a ruthless misogynistic industry.”
She seemingly alluded to having unfortunate experiences in Hollywood, although there was no wrongdoing in these particular instances. “When it comes to my direct experience with Michael and Steven [Spielberg] for that matter, I was never assaulted or preyed upon in what I felt was a sexual manner,” she concluded.
Previously, the mother of three opened up about developing her sex symbol status following the success of Jennifer’s Body in 2009. “It wasn’t just that movie, it was every day of my life, all the time, with every project I worked on and every producer I worked with,” she told Entertainment Tonight in an interview in September 2019. “It preceded a breaking point for me.”
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