Can Megan Fox Act? These 5 Acting Roles Would Help Us Find Out

Yahoo Contributor Network
Can Megan Fox make a better Lara Croft than Angelina Jolie?

View photo

Can Megan Fox make a better Lara Croft than Angelina Jolie?

Much has been made of Megan Fox's acting ability lately (or lack thereof), with the actress herself admitting to her short comings. Fox has gone as far as saying she struggled to keep up with the performance of co-star Shia Labeouf in Transformers 1 and 2. Her subsequent movies like Jennifer's Body (2009) and Johan Hex (2010) have also done little to change critic perceptions of her acting skills, with the latter movie bombing at the box office. In the end her filmography lends credibility to her statement, "I think one day I could be a very good actress. But so far, I haven't done anything."

So what could this A-list starlet do to steer her acting career in the right direction? For starters she could consider taking on one of the following five roles.

Sex and the City: Generation Y - The Movie

The outspoken actress called the 2008 release of Sex and the City " tragic," adding "costume dramas bore me and Hollywood comedies are total garbage, not funny at all." Starring in the next incarnation of this franchise (let's face it, the cast is getting old) or a spinoff of the original, would allow the actress to take a shot at recreating one of the iconic Sex in the City roles in her own image. It would also give her a chance to show acting versatility by starring in a romantic comedy.

Grey's Anatomy: Five Week Story Arc

Fox is no stranger to television having appeared in 37 episodes of Hope & Faith, and 122 episodes of Ocean's Ave before her movie career began to take off. Given that she now is able to command up to $5 million per movie, it wouldn't make sense for her to take on another television series. However, there are plenty of opportunities for celebrities of her magnitude to be worked into a three- to five-week story arc in a major television show like Grey's Anatomy. With an ensemble cast to play against, and a writing staff capable of working her into a demanding part, an appearance on the hit series could help produce a performance worthy of an Emmy nomination. Along those lines, the writers could create a part for Fox in which she plays a woman with a multiple personality disorder, where one of her personalities causes havoc in the life of one of the doctors at Seattle Grace.

Tomb Raider 3

A fan of fellow tattooed actress Angelina Jolie, Fox has stated that she would never consider taking over the part of Lara Croft on the big screen. Yet the young actress has the right look for the part, and if she is able to give a performance that adds depth to the character, Fox may yet achieve the recognition she is after, especially if her portrayal of Croft tops Jolie's earlier efforts.

The Casey Anthony Story

A movie based on the life of Casey Anthony may be the perfect vehicle for Fox. Anthony is the petite blue-eyed brunette on trial in Central Florida for the alleged murder of her daughter Caylee, and a role based on her life would require Megan to stretch far outside her comfort zone and play a woman with the ability to go from party girl, to mother of a 2 year old, to alleged killer, within the span of a few hours. The role could possibly do for Fox what the role of Aileen Wournos (in Monster) did for Charlize Theron.

Lost Girls: The Sequel to Lost Boys

A fan of the movie The Lost Boys at a time when vampire movies are a hot commodity in Hollywood, it would only make sense for Megan Fox to take a shot at the genre in a spinoff of the 1987 cult favorite. The movie would allow producers to surround Fox with an ensemble cast, and could conceivably include recent Hollywood bad girls like Lindsey Lohan or Britney Spears for added drama.


[1] Hill, Robert, "Hollywood Hottest Star Megan Fox," (8/27/2010), "


[3][4][6] [8]



View Comments