Megan Fox: It’s so hard to be a working mom


Parents caught up with Megan Fox, who’s busy promoting the upcoming summer blockbuster Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. In the interview the 28-year-old actress discusses how she approaches balancing a career with being a mom to sons Noah (almost 2) and Bodhi (4 months).

Megan on limiting her workload since Bodhi’s arrival:

I’ve never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but especially once I got pregnant with my first son and now [having] my second, it’s so hard to be a working mom especially when your heart is not in your work, when your heart is with your family. I have to make one movie a year because I have to invest in their future and I have to be able to pay their way through college and be able to provide for them. I’m looking for movies that will shoot in Los Angeles, for projects where I’m part of an ensemble so I can shoot in and out in 10-20 days. It’s all about trying to spend as little time away from my kids as possible.

On why she doesn’t let her boys watch TV:

I do let them watch movies, I just don’t let them watch TV. With movies I feel like there’s a beginning, a middle and an end. It’s linear. There’s a clear story. I think that it’s different than just putting a kid in front of the television, because it’s just nonstop. They’re just being bombarded with all of this sort of live media and it’s very overwhelming and it’s too stimulating I think for anyone. I don’t watch television because it’s just too much it overwhelms me. I just can’t deal with it… My goal is no computers, no cell phones until at least 8th grade.

On the challenges of having 2 kids under the age of 2:

As a mom it’s hard because I don’t feel like I’m ever giving either one of them 100% of my attention or 100% of myself, so I carry a lot of guilt. Do they each understand how special they are and how much I love them? And are they understanding that they’re unique? It’s hard to make each one feel like an individual when you have to raise them together and manage them together all of the time. So that’s the most difficult part.

Here’s the most recent trailer for TMNT (released today actually):

Check out the rest of Megan’s interview with Parents here.

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  • SammyG

    She sounds like she’s actually a good mom. I wouldn’t have thought it.

  • hi there

    Lol okay, so you’re a working mom 10-20 days a year? That’s not the definition of a working mom

  • spottedgiraffe

    Honestly Megan isn’t a good actress at all. Beautiful girl, but can’t act to save her life. That’s why her only fans were hormonal teenage boys. Once she got pregnant their fantasy of her probably diminished, so she can say whatever she wants but it’s not like people are banging down her doors to get her to act. Do you really think out of all the movies she would choose ninja turtles?

  • Amanda_56

    She seems like a good mama!

  • Amanda Lynn

    Lol try working for 10 an hour and paying all your bills on that and paying daycare

  • TA

    come trade places with me, Megan.
    single mom of 4 kids, working full time with no support from their father, nannies or personal chefs.
    then talk to me about how hard it is to be a working mom.

  • indyfan2007

    Um, no computers until 8th grade is completely unrealistic in my opinion. Kids nowadays need to be technologically savvy in this day and age. I can understand the cell phone idea…but computers are in schools even in kindergarten…good luck with that one! Even home schoolers use computers.

    • Jen M

      She also thinks tv is too overwhelming for her, so how can her kids figure it out? lol I don’t think she wants them watching tv and getting on computers because they’ll be able to discover how lame David Silver still is and about all the nasty behavior she has shown, too. I’d try and keep daddy’s horrendous attempt at rap career from them, as well. lol

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    • Charla

      Exactly. Her kids will definitely be behind the curve if she truly keels then away from computers. But I have a feeling she’s just trying to pretend to be a hippy mom like the rest of the celebrity mothers.