Megan Fox built a career by playing the “hot mean girl” in “Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen” and “Jennifer’s Body,” but she is definitely more than her looks.

To like Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and more, victims of the pervasive misogyny of the early days, Fox is seen today in a new light, drastically changing than it was decades ago. The 35-year-old reached out to people she underestimated in a new Washington Post article.

“I think there was a widespread perception of me as a superficial succubus for at least the first decade of my career, if that makes sense,” she explained. “And then that started to change lately when people revisited my interviews, listened to me and started to see me in a different way.”

They definitely touched the way people saw Fox.

“I was so lost trying to understand how to make sense of or make sense of in this terrible, patriarchal, misogynist hell that was Hollywood at the time,” she wondered. “Because I had already spoken out against it and everyone, including other women, took me very negatively for it.”