Megan Fox rose to fame after playing Shia LaBeouf's love interest in the blockbuster film Transformers. Over the past twelve years, she hasn't changed that much, retaining her signature long brown hair. It's an essential part of her appearance, like Vin Diesel's bald head, Ariana Grande's high ponytail, and Kim Kardashian's curvaceous booty.
However, the 32-year-old actress switched things up for a new role, playing US war correspondent Marguerite Higgins in the movie Jangsa-ri 9.15. The brunette was spotted on set rocking a blond bob wig, transforming her (GET IT?!?!?!) from a sultry centerfold into a mom who better not find any magazines with centerfolds in your room, young man.
Marguerite Higgins reported for the New York Herald Tribune during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. At the time, some generals believed women had no business on the military front, and refused to make separate accommodations for them. However, Higgins succeeded in persuading officers to grant equal access to female war correspondents, a major breakthrough. In 1951, she became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Correspondence, thanks to her book, War In Korea: The Report Of A Woman Combat Correspondent.
Jangsa-ri 9.15 will tell the story of the Jangsa landing operation, a key part of the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War in 1950. Commanded by US General Douglas McArthur, United Nations and South Korean forces were able to recapture the South Korean city of Seoul two weeks later. And you know Megan Fox will be perfect for this role, because she already has experience playing a journalist, Channel 6's April O'Neil in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles: Out of the Shadows.
South Korean production house Taewon Entertainment is producing the film, which also stars veteran Korean actor Korean actor Kim Myung-min and rapper-turned-actor Choi Min-ho of the K-pop boy band Shinee. A spokesperson for the company told Variety, "Fox is very passionate about her role and has spent time studying Higgins and preparing visual concepts."
In 2016, Taekwon produced Operation Chromite, a film about spies sent into Incheon to gain intelligence on North Korean positions before the invasion by UN forces. Liam Neeson played General Douglas MacArthur, who discovers that his daughter was kidnapped by Albanian sex traffickers during a trip to Paris, and decides to use his formidable skills to track her down - no, wait. Sorry. I'm thinking about Taken. General MacArthur did something different.
During an interview with The New York Times, Megan Fox explained why she wanted to play Marguerite Higgins. "They brought it to me, and I was like, 'Are you sure I’m the right person to cast for this?' [Laughs] I usually get offered the mean girl, the evil queen, the stripper, the prostitute with a heart of gold. But it’s something fresh, it’s something that’s unpredictable, and that is exciting."
And also, you got to go blond!