Megan Fox: I Don't Let My Kids Watch TV
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
June 20, 2014
Looks like Megan Fox's two sons with 90210 star Brian Austin Green -- Noah, almost 2, and Bodhi, four months -- won't be seeing their famous mother on the small-screen anytime soon. The Transformers actress, 28, recently revealed to Parents magazine that she doesn't let her children watch TV.
"It's really hard to manage because I don’t let them watch TV," Megan says about caring for Noah and Bodhi at the same time. "It's not like I'm going to sit Noah in front of the television so I can take care of Bodhi. I have to figure out how to incorporate Noah into the process and have him help me take care of Bodhi and make sure he doesn’t get jealous and make sure nobody's neglected and everybody's needs are being met. ... It's total chaos obviously."
"I do let them watch movies, I just don’t let them watch TV," she further explains. "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."
Megan also reveals the struggle to pick and choose her roles now that she's a working mother.
"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," she admits. " ... From the moment I gave birth to Noah, that was the first time I was like, 'I love something so much that I will never be the same again.' I will never be relaxed again because I will always be worried about him and hoping that he is ok and safe and happy."
Clearly, Megan -- who in the past, was known for some amusingly bizarre quotes -- has matured in recent years.
"You know it's hard growing up," she reflects. "I've always been someone who's been really assertive and willful and that's just something I was born with, but I had to learn how to temper that and focus it in the correct direction because it was sort of becoming a detriment. I wasn't using it correctly. You have to trust yourself."
Megan can next be seen as reporter April O'Neil in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which hits theaters August 8.
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