Expectant actress Megan Fox stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss her upcoming film, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows,” and it did not take long for the conversation to turn toward her pregnancy.
The talk show host reminded Fox of something she had mentioned during a previous visit. “You said…your baby talks to you…from the inside.” Kimmel prompted her.
“Yeah. Well, it’s not like you hear an audible voice.” Fox explained. “But I feel like you receive messages from the child, if you’re open to it.”
“Message like ‘Get me a pizza!’?” the host questioned as the audience laughed. “No, things like, for instance, this baby wanted me to live somewhere else. So we’re moving to a whole different place in Los Angeles because I feel like that’s where this baby wants to be raised.” Fox continued, “And I kind of feel like this baby is telling me that it’s kind of a Wernher van Braun or an Elon Musk…like a super genius.” Kimmel countered, “If this baby is able to convince you to move out of your house, it is a super genius.” As the audience laughed, he added, “Or it might be a realtor. It might be a baby realtor you’re having!”
When Kimmel asked Fox how her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, responds to her pregnancy convictions, she explained that now, after so many “good calls,” he now trusts her instincts. She told the late night host, “I know it sounds crazy; like I’m a lunatic…” “Yes.” Kimmel responded, before quickly correcting himself, “I mean no! No!”
When asked about possible baby names, Fox admitted that she had a name that she likes, but that it was “not locked in” and she had yet to choose a middle name. Kimmel then explained that this was the perfect situation and directed her attention to his assistant, Guillermo, who had two bingo hoppers, one filled with bird names for a first name and the second filled with candle scents for a middle name. The hoppers were spun and the winning combination was announced: Toucan Mountain Lodge!
Jennifer S. (she/her) is a graduate of Fresno State University. She spent a number of years working for non-profits before becoming a full-time stay-at-home mother. She currently lives in Central California with her husband, two children, and two codependent cats.