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Megan Fox Talks About the Pressure of Being a Working Mom in Hollywood

Megan Fox Talks About the Pressure of Being a Working Mom in Hollywood

Megan Fox was a guest on Kelly Clarkson‘s talk show this week and they had a discussion about the pressure of being a working mom in Hollywood.

The 34-year-old actress is the mother of three children with ex-husband Brian Austin Green.

“Hollywood is not adapted to women and us actually having lives and being moms,” Megan said during the interview.

Click inside to see how Megan Fox elaborated on her point…

“As an actor it’s just very unforgiving because you can’t be on camera once you’re past a certain stage of pregnancy,” she said. “Once you have the baby it’s like, ‘Okay, well, you’re going to have to leave to nurse every two hours and that costs us money and insurance.’”

Megan also talked about how after having a child, there’s a pressure to go right back to work or you are given a label.

“There is that thing in this industry of like ‘Are you giving up? Are you just a mom now?’ There’s this weird pressure which also then creates guilt. You go to work too soon to satisfy those people,” she said.

Megan also discussed the pressure to lose the pregnancy weight quickly. She said, “The problem is in your brain [while] you’re like delivering [your baby] and it’s like ‘OK, well I have to lose 30 pounds in eight weeks.’ Those things are really stressful and you’re supposed to be bonding and nurturing yourself and nourishing your baby.”

Megan is looking forward to seeing change in Hollywood with more women rising to power.

“It’s been a patriarchy for so long that the power has been in the hands of people who don’t understand and haven’t been made to understand. It makes sense that it’s played out this way,” she said.

Megan and her boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly are in a new movie together and the first photos were released.

Watch the interview below!

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Photos: Weiss Eubanks/NBCUniversa
Posted to: Kelly Clarkson, Megan Fox

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