While both she and the film are enjoying a resurgence, Jennifer’s body star Kyle Gallner recalls heartbroken about the influence of fame on Megan Fox. In the 2009 dark horror comedy, Fox played the titular high school student possessed by a demon after a rock band tried to sacrifice her as a virgin sacrifice in exchange for fame, though in turn she would become permanently possessed and begin to feed on her. classmates. In the end, it all comes down to Needy, Jennifer’s best friend, trying to stop her before it’s too late.
In addition to Fox, the cast for Jennifer’s body including Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, JK Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Kyle Gallner, Cynthia Stevenson, Chris Pratt, Carrie Genzel and Juan Riedinger. written by Juno Oscar winner Diablo Cody, the film initially debuted to mixed reviews from critics and only modest box office returns, grossing just over $31 million against its $16 million production budget, despite the star name Fox being fresh off her heels. breakthrough work in the Transformers movies. While critics have since rated the film slightly more favorably, one star looks back on an unfortunate element of the filming Jennifer’s body.
While appearing in the final episode of Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum being next to Smile co-star Sosie Bacon, Kyle Gallner reflected on his experience creating Jennifer’s body. When asked how he felt working with Megan Fox on the cult classic, the actor recalled how his co-star struggled with the height of her fame during production and how heartbroken the impact on her was. Check out what Gallner shared below:
It was good, there was a part that broke my heart a little bit every day for her because it was right in Megan Fox pandemonium. Where everyone was so over her that you could see it, she was guarded. And it sucked because she was objectified by everyone, by the world, as a person, that was hard. But she was very nice to me, I had a good time working with her. But no, Megan was great, I really enjoyed working with her, and I’m really happy to see that movie get a second life.
How Megan Fox Reshaped Her Public Image
As Gallner points out, at the time of filming, Fox was at the peak of its popularity during Jennifer’s body, with paparazzi infamously attempting to snap photos of the young star in the nude for the film’s more intimate sequences. In addition, Cody had been quite vocal about how studio executives handled the marketing for the film, while emphasizing Fox’s sex appeal in the film and thus marketing it to young men, rather than the young women for whom it was more popular. was written. Some retrospective reviews of Jennifer’s body have since put forward this issue as one of the main reasons it underperformed at the box office, with the film basically being marketed for being unimpressed by what was presented, when its actual intended audience was largely unimpressed. could be seen.
Fox herself has been pretty open about her discomfort with her popularity around the time of Jennifer’s bodyfor fear of being seen as a role model by some and the risk of being characterized as a high-profile sex symbol, an image some held for her during her reunion with Michael Bay for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles restart. In recent years, Fox has successfully reshaped its public image and showcased its comedic reach in the new girl and This is 40as well as stronger female character roles, including: villain and Till death, both of which earned her much critical acclaim. While the audience waits for her next action-oriented role in The consumables 4can they revisit her underrated turn Jennifer’s body streaming now on Paramount+.
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