In the first decade of the 2000s, actor Megan Fox was everywhere. Movies, television, magazine covers, those cringe-worthy 'sexiest woman alive' polls.
But like so many successful women to come through the film industry before and since, her profile wasn't enough to shield her from the sexism of its powerful playmakers.
A 2009 interview with Jimmy Kimmel on his late-night talk show has been resurfaced on Twitter as an example of what Fox endured.
clip from 2009 where megan fox tells a story about michael bay sexualising her as a 15 y/o— liz w 🧸 (@reservoird0gs) June 21, 2020
the crowd laughs, and kimmel makes gross jokes
teen girls being preyed on by older men has never been taken seriously and still isn’t pic.twitter.com/t1rF80UTj1
The clip, which has been favourited more than 188,000 times, shows Fox recounting her first on-set experience with blockbuster director Michael Bay, whom she'd most recently worked with on Tranformers.