“This movie is art, but when it came out, nobody was saying that,” said Fox.
12 years after starring in Jennifer’s Body, Megan Fox has now expressed her intent to get back to the gory project in any possible form, be it a sequel or a TV show.
Talking to The Washington Post to mark her return to the genre with the new film Till Death, Fox dove deep into how the 2009 comedy horror film achieved cult classic fame, and how she’s been selective of the projects she did since.
“This movie is art, but when it came out, nobody was saying that. Critically everyone s*** on it,” said Fox, who played the titular Jennifer Check, a possessed cheerleader who literally preys on vulnerable men. “While I shouldn’t have been nominated for an Oscar for it, I’m definitely not bad in it,” Fox jokingly added.
“Jennifer’s Body is iconic, and I love that movie. I didn’t want to do that movie an injustice by doing something that was similar but not as good.”
Despite bombing in the box office – for which Fox blamed “blatant sexism” and mishandled marketing – the reputation of Jennifer’s Body aged like fine wine, so much so that it still manages to find its way in pop culture today.
A part of Fox’s dialogue found its way on Halsey’s 2020 album, Manic, while Olivia Rodrigo has been vocal about drawing inspirations from the film for her “Good 4 U” music video.
Even Fox’s co-star, Amanda Seyfried, thinks the film was “overlooked” and even cites the film as “the favorite she’s ever done,” per an interview with W Magazine.
And so, if there was ever a time to revisit our once-repressed liking of the movie, it would be now, and Fox thinks so as well. Still speaking to The Washington Post, the actress revealed that she wants to take on roles that are “challenging” and “fun” but still unconventional, which seems to be everything that Jennifer’s Body served to be.
“I don’t think it’s a hard movie to make a sequel to,” she said. “I mean, they should make it into a TV series. That would be cool.”