Megan Fox is gorgeous. Everybody knows that.
But the actress fears that's the only thing people know about her, and that her looks have subjected her to erroneous assumptions about her character.
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Fox explains that regardless of what she says or does, fans view her as shallow because of her appearance.
"People anticipate a shallowness [from me]," she says.
"They anticipate a self-centeredness and a lack of self-awareness," she continues.
"It doesn't ... matter what I say, or how eloquent a speaker I may be, or how positive my intentions may be. I'm going to be made in what people desire me to be."
She talks about how the stereotype has prevailed for decades: people just can't grasp the notion that a beautiful woman could be smart, or emotionally complex.
"You know how women that are always cast in James Bond movies are pinups but their job in the movies is always being a marine biologist or neuroscientist?" she asks.
"I think people react to me that way. Like, 'Right, she's studying neurobiology.' But I am really interested in that."
However, Fox insists that there is far more to her than just impressive bone structure and a flawless figure. And while she had wanted to be an actress from a young age, she thinks her passions lie in other fields.
“I don’t think acting is my ultimate passion,” she reveals.
“I have other skill sets and gifts that are much, much stronger that I am obligated to exercise and use," she adds. "I’m really more intellectually minded. I’ve always been into alternative history, antiquities, archaeology."
In April, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows star revealed that she was pregnant with her third child with husband Brian Austin Green.
The announcement shocked fans because she filed for divorce from Green the previous August.
But as a result of the new development, the couple chose to give their marriage another shot.