A couple months ago some images came out of Megan Fox on the set. The question a lot of people had was who was she playing and why was she dressed like that. Turns out it's not too hard to figure out. Fox recently spoke to MTV about the movie and her character.
They’ve changed her name a couple of times — it’s Leila now. She is a prostitute. She’s a good ol’ working girl, and she’s a love-interest to Jonah… of sorts. I mean, it’s by no means a classic type of relationship.
She wasn’t really featured in the comics. Her name was initially Liala, and now they changed it — or it was Layla, and now they changed it to Leila. … All the women in the movie are prostitutes. … [I’m] sort of a tough, no-nonsense prostitute. Like, she’ll shoot you in the head if she has to. And she does!
So she's playing a prostitute, in case you weren't sure. What I'm unclear on, since I haven't read a lot of Jonah Hex comics is, was the character actually in the comic or not? She said that the character "wasn't really featured in the comic." Does that mean the character had a small role or was just never actually in any issues?
She does seem excited about the movie. Let's hope it turns out as good as she's making it out to be.
That movie is gonna be amazing. It’s a post-civil war, apocalyptic type Western. The director Jimmy [Hayward] is a lunatic, and he might be a genius. From some of the things I’ve seen him shoot, it’s a badass movie.