Interview Magazine July 2010

Cover: Megan Fox
Photography CRAIG MCDEAN

How perfect can she be? Flawless like a mannequin.
Interview Magazine interview Megan Fox for their July 2010 issue. Here is a bit of the interview and the photo shoot


GALIFIANAKIS: So what’s your favorite color?

FOX: Green. What’s yours?

GALIFIANAKIS: Specifically, it’s olive green.

FOX: That’s really specific.

GALIFIANAKIS: Well, this isn’t how I chose my favorite color, but I read somewhere that smart people tend toward green. So that’s good for both of us. Do you color anything green because you like it? Are your walls painted green? Is your car green? And I don’t mean “eco” green—the color green.

FOX: No. I don’t have any green walls or cars or furniture at the moment. But if I’m going to draw a picture, I will usually go for the green crayon or colored pencil or marker.

GALIFIANAKIS: I have a green 1998 Subaru.

FOX: My dad drives a Subaru. I think it might be a Forester.

GALIFIANAKIS: The Forester is a very good car. It gets good gas mileage. Good for your dad. Now we’re getting somewhere. Just out of curiosity, what kind of toothpaste do you use?

FOX: I guess it kind of depends on where I last went grocery shopping. Crest Vivid White is a good toothpaste. But I also use Tom’s of Maine.

GALIFIANAKIS: Tom’s of Maine is what I use. I also use their condoms.

FOX: [Laughs] Are they eco-friendly?

GALIFIANAKIS: I just imagine these old grandma and grandpa people in Maine making condoms. “These are made out of rubber trees. . . .” [Fox laughs] Speaking of which, what is the tenderest moment you’ve ever had with one of your grandparents?

FOX: Most of my grandparents died when I was really young.

GALIFIANAKIS: Oh, I’m sorry.

FOX: No, it’s okay. I don’t know how tender this is, but my mother’s mother always favored me for some reason—out of all her grandchildren. When I was really young, maybe 2 or 3, I used to always ask her to get down on the floor and play My Little Pony or whatever I was into at the time, and as an excuse she would tell me that she had a bone in her knee. It took me another three years to figure out that we all have bones in our knees. So I eventually called her out on it, and I remember her being genuinely amused with me. That was Nanny, my mom’s mom. . . . [traffic noise] You sound like you’re in the middle of a hurricane.

GALIFIANAKIS: I left the café, and now I’m in a vacuum-cleaner shop. Is that inconvenient? No, I’m running across the street right now. I don’t know what street I’m on, but I’m ducking into a bar called Paddy Maguire’s Ale House. . . . [bar noise] Now I’m inside, but I’m out of breath. . . . [to bartender] Can I order a beer? [bar noise] Actually, now I’m moving to another place because in that last place there were a lot of old people who smelled bad. . . . [street noise] Now I’m at another outdoor café. Hold on one second—[to server] Hello, how are you? [noise] Do you have a draft of some sort? [server’s voice: “Guinness, Stella, Harp . . .”] Harp will work. Thank you. [to Fox] Sorry. I needed to order a beer. So what’s your idea of the perfect meal?

FOX: This is a good question, because there are a couple of different types of food I eat a lot. I was raised in the South, in Tennessee, so I’m going to go with comfort food, soul food. I would probably start with collard greens and candied baby carrots and then have some biscuits and white gravy—and for dessert, probably blackberry cobbler. Having been in a relationship since I was 18, I’m very domestic, but I don’t enjoy cooking for myself. I don’t mind cooking for other people—and I like doing it for Brian and his friends. But I don’t like cleaning or washing dishes, although I don’t mind doing laundry.

GALIFIANAKIS: As a cook, what’s your specialty?

FOX: I’m not a great cook, so I pretty much stick to the basics. I can do a pretty good chocolate-chip pancake. I can do a decent smoothie because when I was 15, I worked in a smoothie shop. . .Photobucket