Megan Fox said becoming a mother “saved” her during a trivial period in her life.
The model and actress, 35, who shares three sons with her estranged husband Brian Austin Green, opened up about the role motherhood played in her discovering herself when she welcomed her firstborn – son Noah Shannon, now 8, in September 2012.
Fox told the Washington Post that giving birth at age 26 also gave her a “purpose” to her life.
“That kind of saved me honestly,” Fox said, adding, “I needed an escape.”
Fox pressed that before she entered the realm of motherhood, she was “so lost and trying to understand how am I supposed to feel value or find purpose in this horrendous, patriarchal, misogynistic hell that was Hollywood at the time?”
The “Jennifer’s Body” actress was often referred to as a “bombshell” in earlier days of her career and recalled to the publication the “pervasive perception of me as a shallow succubus … for at least the first decade of my career.”