Megan Fox Predicted 'Jennifer's Body' Role Could Be A 'Complete Failure'

Actress tells 'Nylon' she had to 'really put myself out there' for the horror movie.

Despite all those [article id="1621880"]spicy Megan Fox quotes[/article] saturating the Internet in the weeks before the release of her newest film and the highly publicized, 30-second-long [article id="1619707"]girl-on-girl make-out sesh[/article], "Jennifer's Body" flopped painfully at the box office when it premiered earlier this month. After two full weekends, it's pulled in an anemic $12 million.

Fox, it turns out, foresaw the possibility of such a catastrophe for her largest role to date outside of the "Transformers" franchise, as is made clear in an interview in the October issue of Nylon magazine.

"It might be a complete failure on my part," the 23-year-old admitted in the interview, which took place before the film's opening. "But the fact that I had to really put myself out there is totally different than being able to hide behind the magic of ILM [Industrial Light and Magic, which did special effects for 'Transformers']. That's no hiding from anything. There's nothing there to distract you from my performance. So 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."

That's the sort of quote you don't often hear from a celebrity, and it's perfectly in keeping with how Fox described herself, in just three words, during the Nylon photo shoot: "Outspoken, neurotic and silly." The shoot captured Fox in oversize suit jackets, grungy plaid shirts, heavy-duty leather boots and swirls of chain-metal necklaces -- an altogether more casual look than we've seen in [article id="1621724"]other Fox photo spreads[/article].

And her character in "Jennifer's Body" -- a demonic teenager who begins feeding on her smitten classmates -- was in many ways a send-up of the way we've seen her portrayed in interview after interview.

"I feel like I was mocking the way people perceive me in real life," she said of her performance. "People assume that I'm self-obsessed or a typical narcissistic starlet ... stupid, manipulative, boy crazy ... whatever -- all of those things."

But she concluded, "I'm not really crazy, like an alcohol-drinking, cigarette-smoking, sh---starter.

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