Megan Fox has opened up in a new interview about motherhood and the next time she appears in movies. Sorry fellas, unfortunately for you, she will be keeping her clothes on now that she’s a new mother.
In September, the actress gave birth to her first child with husband Brian Austin Green, a baby boy named Noah. That has caused her to re-think her position on any kind of raciness in photos and movie projects.
She revealed, “It changes your perspective about being overly sexual in a film when you have a baby. I’m going to be more cautious about choosing films because I’m already thinking about when he’s in school and his friends are going to be showing him my photo shoots with me in a bikini and he’s going to be horrified. So that will deter me from making some of the choices I made before.”
She continued, “I went through a stage in my early twenties when I was very rebellious against how I was raised and I wasn’t worried about faith or religion but now, maybe because of getting married and wanting to have a family, I’ve come back full circle.”
Of her pregnancy, she said, “I only gained 23 pounds when I was pregnant and I’m still ten pounds heavier than I was but I don’t want to kill myself trying to get back into shape because it’s not a priority right now. I’m too in love with Noah and I don’t want to be away from him. I don’t want to be at the gym, I just want to be home.”
As a result of being a new mother, she has had to hire a part time night nurse just so that she and Brian can get some much needed rest. She said, “Having an infant is difficult. It’s a lot of work and I didn’t hire any help because I overestimated my own abilities. I had no idea how difficult babies could be, so Brian and I were exhausted. You never sleep and you’re awake all night and your entire life is devoted to this little thing that needs you constantly. And I love it. It’s what I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl. I always wanted to mother things and I constantly had a doll I was taking care of. I don’t receive the same satisfaction from my career as I do from being a mother so I’m really happy. But two weeks ago I said to Brian, ‘We have to get a night nurse or we’re going to get a divorce because somebody’s got to sleep in this house or we’re going to kill each other.'”
She has also become fully aware of how quickly time goes by now that she’s a new mom. She said, “It’s scary because unfortunately women in the film industry don’t seem to hold their value as they get older so it’s scary for all of us. I relate it to being like a basketball player who is only 33 or 34 but people say he is geriatric because you top-out young. It’s the same thing for actresses. I’m 26 but already time is a tickin’. I’ve only got a few years left being so good but I’m thankful for having the marriage that I have and having a best friend and partner because that makes me feel safe and comforted in knowing that he’s going to grow old with me and love me no matter what and value me no matter how old I get.”
Of her husband, she went on to say, “My husband is amazing. He does the majority of the work and he’s been really good because I’ve been so tired. He does more work than I do and he’s just a champ. He’s very maternal and he loves taking care of kids so I really lucked out. He’s so helpful and nurturing and amazing….he’s my soulmate. But I kind of want to start cooking now. It makes me feel more domestic and I’m sure once the baby is old enough to eat I’m going to want to prepare things for him and dote on him and be a smother mother.”