Megan Fox — who is heading to the MTV Movie Awards for the first time — may masquerade as the typical Hollywood stunner, but lurking behind those lush locks, chiseled features and bright baby blues is — a nerd?
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“Yeah, I’m a comic book geek,” she confessed. When asked to reveal one of her favorite movies of late, she raved about one that was spawned from a comic book series (see ” ‘Transformers’ Set Has Flashy Cars, Robot Models, Exploding Furbys” ). ” ‘TMNT!’ ” she exclaimed. “I’m down with the Ninja Turtles. For real, that movie was good. It had the greatest fighting scenes between the two brothers, almost ‘Crouching Tiger’-style. I was super-excited to see that movie, because I’ve seen all of them. My favorite was the Vanilla Ice one ['The Secret of the Ooze'].”
Lucky for Fox, she’s starring in a little new movie based on a toy line that spawned a long-running comic book series.
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” ‘Transformers’ is just the sickest action movie,” she said. “My favorite scene was when they transform for the first time. On set, it was just Shia LaBeouf and me talking to poles. So it was amazing to see the finished product.”
The movie’s not even out yet, but Fox is quickly learning how far her fellow fans will go to demonstrate their love for the Autobots and Decepticons. The former “Hope & Faith” star recently walked into a local tattoo parlor, only to be accosted by a super-excited customer. “He was like, ‘Oh my God! I know I was destined to get this tattoo because you walked in,’ ” she recalled. “It was a tattoo of the Autobot symbol, which is a pretty crazy coincidence. But I’ve never had anybody react to me walking into the room quite the way he did.”
Still a bit star-struck herself, the actress is hoping she can control her emotions if she bumps into a certain fellow Memphis native, hottie Justin Timberlake, on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet (see “MTV Movie Awards Nominees: Pirates, Spartans — And That Crazy Kazakh” ). “I’m going to get myself in trouble for saying this,” said the very-taken Fox, who is engaged to former “Beverly Hills, 90210″ star Brian Austin Green. “But I will pee in my pants if I see Justin or smell him or get anywhere near him.”
The newly minted starlet was also looking forward to running into her “Transformers” co-star LaBeouf on the red carpet. “He’s super-hot right now and he doesn’t even realize it,” she said. “He thinks he’s a big dork, but he’s going to be the next sex symbol.”
Perhaps “Disturbia” star LaBeouf can share some red-carpet tips with first-timer Fox. “I’m super-nervous to go to the Movie Awards because I used to watch them all the time when I was a little kid,” she said. “It’s so crazy to be actually going.”
Whatever Fox wears to the big show, it’s sure to show off her favorite accessory — a portrait of Marilyn Monroe that graces her right arm. The self-proclaimed tattoo addict already has eight (and counting). “I got my first one when I was 18 and recovering from a bad breakup,” she said, laughing. “I got the Japanese symbol for strength on the back of my neck, which is pretty cheesy. I was really scared, but it didn’t hurt at all. So now I’m addicted.”
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