“All women in Hollywood are known as sex symbols. You’re sold, and it’s based on sex. That’s O.K., if you know how to use it … I’ve learned that being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb. At some point, no matter how high the pedestal that they put you on, they’re going to tear you down. And I created a character as an offering for the sacrifice.”
In one of the best ever episodes of HBO’s Entourage, movie star Vincent Chase, on the hunt for a new agent, is subjected to a series of presentations in which each agency in turn promises that he will be not just a star, but a brand:
Now, I’ve never seen a Transformers movie. And I haven’t yet seen Jennifer’s Body, which opens in the UK this week after a disappointing run in the US. But I can’t help knowing who Megan Fox is, because she’s everywhere. And if you ever doubted the accuracy of Entourage’s portrayal, check out this New York Times piece, which is one of the most candid (and paradoxically concealing) accounts ever given of what it’s like to live in the eye of the media storm.