Megan Fox did her first post-baby television interview last night with Jay Leno, discussing This Is 40, “pregnancy brain” (which made her to lose her phone and forget how to drive), tattoo removal and her infamous cavewoman thumbs.
Morning sickness/vampire baby: “I was about two months pregnant. I was really sick. I was very nauseous. I had really bad morning sickness. It was so bad for me. I was convinced that I was, like, maybe birthing a vampire baby like the one in Twilight… you know what happens to Bella, where she’s in cold sweats all the time? I felt like that was happening because I had no vitamins and nutrients and I was just nauseous. Or an alien or something. Something not human.”
Labor pain: “I thought I was going to be tough and the nurses would be like, ‘She’s a warrior princess! She doesn’t need an epidural! She’s amazing! We’re such big fans! As soon as I got out of the car I was already crying for an epidural. I was asking the security guard for an epidural!’”
Giving up sushi and booze: “I didn’t have to give up alcohol because I’m not a big drinker, but you should do that if you’re pregnant. I gave up sushi. I’m a big fan of sushi. The doctors say that mercury is not good for your baby. Your baby could suffer developmentally if you have too much mercury.”
[“Incredibly painful”] tattoo removal: “It was Marilyn Monroe. She’s gone… I got it when I was about 19, you know, you do those things when you’re 19.”
Stubby thumbs: “What is weird to me is I was talking to my mom and I was like ‘God, are you craving things? Because I’m really craving tuna and I can’t eat tuna because of the mercury’ and she was like ‘Oh I ate tuna every day when I was pregnant with you.’ Cause they didn’t know in the 80s about that and I was wondering that maybe that’s what happened to my thumbs why they’re so short… look at my thumbs they’re weird and they’re really fat and there’s like a weird knuckle.”