Megan Fox seemed to be teetering on the edge of fame for a couple months. After Fox was let go from Transformers 3 it was hard to know if the actress’s career could recover. Sure, she could model, but who was going to take her seriously as an actress? Now word comes from The Hollywood Reporter that one of those people is Judd Apatow. Fox is now in negotiations to star in Apatow’s next film, which will star Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.

Megan Fox – even at her best – has been cast as the hot girl. To be fair, she can’t exactly pull of the “cute neighbor with glasses” routine, but her career has been defined by her work in the Michael Bay Transformer movies. A role that could be described as: “look sexy, run.” After that, she was in films like How to Lose Friends & Alienate People and Jennifer’s Body, films which played on the fact that she was incredibly hot. And then there’s Jonah Hex

It’s worth noting this when talking about Fox’s range, as she’s never been asked to have much, and if her emotional commitment may have been lacking in the Transformers movies (she was functional, above competent), it seems a byproduct of the movies. Being a star and an attractive women sometimes puts you in a box, much as did Marilyn Monroe (someone Fox has tattooed on herself).

Who’s to say what Apatow has in mind for Fox, but she showed some wit in Jennifer’s Body, and seems self-aware, but has yet to have a great role. Between this and the upcoming Friends with Kids – which co-stars Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig – perhaps she’s redefining herself as a comic hottie.

Megan Fox: Do you think she’s a movie star or magazine cover icon?