Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, Jonah Hex

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Megan Fox costars with Josh Brolin in Jonah Hex, a comic book adaptation whose success or failure may determine her post-Transformers career. But what's this thing about, anyway? And can it make you forget all about those giant robots?

Here are five things you should know about Fox's latest flick, which opens today:

1. Megan Fox is fearless, which is perfect for a hooker.

Brolin told us at this week's press junket that it was the actress's offscreen persona that made her great for the part of Lilah, a prostitute and Jonah's main squeeze.

"When I read some of these articles that she had done, it showed how acerbic and rebellious she could be," he said. "I wanted to see how real that was."

Fox told us that fearlessness only applies to her career:

"I don't really have a lot of fears as far as this industry is concerned, and I'll do things that maybe other people are afraid to do," she said. "But in my personal life, I'm actually very responsible with my personal relationships."

2. Megan Fox loves Westerns and sci-fi both just fine, thank you.

When asked how it felt to get away from Michael Bay's big robots and into an Western, Fox explained, "I like working on action films and movies that are comic-book-based, because they're things I watched or loved as a kid. So it wasn't really about getting away from the robots. I enjoyed making both films."

3. Megan Fox is a nerd and knows that you can't ever make nerds happy, and that's OK.

See, she knows how to tune into fanboys and fangirls—because she's one of them.

"It's impossible to really please the hardcore comic book fans, because they'll never be happy no matter what you do," she said.

"I go on to Lord of the Rings forums because I'm a fan and they'll complain that Frodo was eating the Lembas bread outside of Mordor instead of the mines of Moria. Peter Jackson won like thirtysomething Oscars for that movie!

"So you can't focus completely on pleasing them because you'll never win, and then you're excluding a whole other world of people who weren't aware of the comic in the first place."

4. Megan Fox would do anything—even play a whore—to get near John Malkovich.

"'Hooker with a heart of gold' was not in the character breakdown when I got it," said Fox. "But I felt like it was an amazing opportunity for me to be involved in a project with Josh [Brolin], and John Malkovich, and [Michael] Fassbender. With all of these incredible actors, I just wanted to be a part of it any way that I could."

5. Megan Fox looks great in 19th-century fashions.

"I loved the corset," she said of the body-hugging bustier she wears throughout Jonah Hex. "When I showed up for camera tests, everyone thought I was in pain or hurting because my waist was so small, but I enjoyed it. I wish they'd come back into style."

Working on that one, Megan.

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