Megan Fox fell back in love with acting thanks to her cameo appearance in The Dictator, because it gave her the chance to break away from her "sexy, icy image."
The Transformers beauty has made a name for herself playing sultry sirens or mean girls in films such as Jennifer's Body and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.
She is set to appear in Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie - in which she's credited as "herself" and gets paid to sleep with the title character - and she relished the chance to show off her comedic talents and change film fans' opinions of her.
She tells Britain's The Sun, "When I first started acting I was always playing the b**chy or mean girl, then I was playing these cool, robotic women. I was growing tired of playing those kinds of characters and reinforcing this stereotype of me and having to play up to that when I was doing interviews."
"Now I feel I can be myself again. It's given me the chance to get away from that sexy, icy image that I've been stuck with. I think the public can relate to me more easily in these kinds of movies."
She reveals working on The Dictator has also made her eager to sign up for more funny films.
Fox adds, "I'm discovering that I enjoy the atmosphere of being part of those kinds of films. Doing comedies has been a great change of pace for me and I'm interested to see how audiences react to seeing me in these kinds of films."
"I'm really enjoying my work again and I feel a lot of good things are happening to me."