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Megan Fox says she doesn't drink anymore because of 'belligerent' comments she made while drunk at the 2009 Golden Globes

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Megan Fox at the 2009 Golden Globes. George Pimentel/Getty Images
  • Megan Fox spoke with Who What Wear about her experience on the red carpet at the 2009 Golden Globes.

  • The actor said she was intoxicated and made comments that got her into "a lot of trouble."

  • "Now I don't drink, and this is why," Fox said. "I was belligerent."

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Megan Fox has pointed to comments she made while intoxicated at the 2009 Golden Globes as the reason she doesn't drink alcohol anymore.

During a recent interview with Who What Wear, the 35-year-old reviewed some of her most memorable looks - one of which was the golden Ralph Lauren gown she donned to the 2009 Golden Globes.

"I hate wearing my hair back like this," the actor, who was best known for her role in "Transformers" at the time, said. "I have a huge, round forehead so I hate wearing my hair slicked back like that."

Before moving on to the next outfit (a red Roberto Cavalli gown at the "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" premiere), Fox launched into the story of how the evening unfolded behind cameras, barely withholding her laughter as she began.

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Fox at the 2009 Golden Globes. George Pimentel/Getty Images

At the beginning of the event, Fox said, she was seated at a table with Blake Lively, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas. There were "giant bottles of Moët" placed in front of them, she said, adding that she went through "multiple glasses" of the Champagne.

"Now I don't drink, and this is why," she said. "I was belligerent and said a bunch of s--- I shouldn't have said on the red carpet after that."

During an on-screen interview with Giuliana Rancic, Fox called herself a "doppelgänger for Alan Alda" and a transphobic slur.

She went on to say she was "horrified and embarrassed" to be attending the show and told Rancic that her then-partner, Brian Austin Green, was not present because he didn't want to be her date.

"He's the man," she said. "He has an ego."

Revisiting her first Golden Globes over a decade later, Fox recalled getting into "a lot of trouble" for her comments. She said she couldn't remember exactly what she shared but was positive that it stirred up controversy.

Several years after the award show, Fox told Esquire that she realized she doesn't enjoy the effects of alcohol or drugs on her body.

"I can't stand pills. I don't like drinking. I don't like feeling out of control," she said during the 2013 interview. "I have to feel like I'm in control of my body."

In the 12 years that have passed since the 2009 Golden Globes, Fox's life has changed immensely.

She's filed for divorce from Green, though she shares and coparents their three young sons with him. She's had a whirlwind resurgence in popularity in the past year as people have reconsidered the way she was treated as a young woman in the film industry. And she's consistently dominated the front pages of tabloids thanks to her highly publicized relationship with the rapper turned rock star Machine Gun Kelly.

Fox has also become instrumental in Kelly's journey to wean himself off of Adderall, a stimulant medication that is used to treat ADHD, the musician told Interview in 2020.

Though she still doesn't drink alcohol, she did recently try ayahuasca, a tea brewed with the psychedelic drug DMT, with Kelly on a trip to Costa Rica.

During a 2021 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live," the actor said she felt as though she'd gone "to hell for eternity" and experienced a "real ego death" after taking the drug. She said the ayahuasca went "straight into" her soul and transported her to her own "psychological prison."

"It was incredibly intense," she said.

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