Megan Fox, the famous actress who rose to stardom with her role in the Transformers franchise, was approached by screenwriter Diablo Cody to star in his horror flick, Jennifer’s Body. Despite her admiration for the script, Fox was hesitant to take on the role, as she was nervous about the movie’s success and how it would impact her image in Hollywood.
Fox’s previous success with the Transformers franchise was due to the special effects that often overshadowed her acting skills.However, in Cody’s movie, the Till Death actress’s performance would solely determine the film’s quality, making her anxious. She expressed her concerns, stating, “If it’s bad, it’s going to be f***ing bad for me. And if it’s good, then I will have achieved something on some level.”
The Impact Of Jennifer’s Body’s Failure
Unfortunately, Jennifer’s Body failed to perform well both financially and critically, impacting not only Fox but the entire cast. Adam Brody, who played the role of Nikolai Wolf, spoke up about the movie’s failure, blaming the marketing for the film.According to Brody, the marketing focused on Fox’s appearance rather than the content of the film, creating unreal expectations and resulting in the movie’s poor performance at the box office.
Despite the initial poor reception, Jennifer’s Body has gained a cult following over the years, and fans have given it rave reviews.