Megan Fox said she has body dysmorphia and has "never, ever" loved her body.
The actor said she had an "obsession" with looking a certain way when she was younger.
Fox said she wishes people would notice her "rainbow aura" instead.
Megan Fox quickly became an international star in the late 2000s thanks to her roles in the "Transformers" franchise and "Jennifer's Body," before later starring in the likes of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" and "This Is 40."
She's also made plenty of headlines recently because of her relationship with singer Machine Gun Kelly.
But while she is idolized by millions around the world, the star has opened up about having body dysmorphia and "never" loving her body.
Fox is one of the cover models for this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, alongside Martha Stewart, Kim Petras, and Brooks Nader, and the 37-year-old star sat down with the publication to talk about her struggles with her appearance.
"I have body dysmorphia. I don't ever see myself really the way other people see me. There is never a point in my life where I loved my body. Never, ever," she said.
"When I was little, that was like an obsession I had, that I should look this way. And why I had an awareness of my body that young, I'm not sure. And it definitely wasn't environmental because I grew up in a very religious environment where bodies weren't even acknowledged."
The actor added: "The journey of loving myself is going to be neverending, I think."
Fox noted that she wishes people would instead notice her "rainbow aura" when they look at her.
"It's hard for me to say what the first thing is that people notice about me. I mean, I guess I could say I wished everyone noticed my aura, because I have a rainbow aura, and it's special," said the actor.
Later in the interview, Fox touched on the fact that many people have talked about her thumbs over the years.
"It's also known in palmistry as a murderer's thumb because they say the shorter this area from the knuckle to the tip of the finger is, especially the thumb, relates to how short your temper is," the star said.
However, the actor joked that she's actually quite a patient person and will only go into "demon time" if she's pushed far enough.
"It takes a lot to get me to lose my temper. I mean, a lot. I have crazy patience. But when you do push me over the edge, you're on demon time and you better run for your life, and it's scary as fuck," said Fox.
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