I am relieved to do comedy: Megan Fox

Updated: Apr 24, 2012, 10:26 AM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Megan Fox, who is known for her "sexy action girl" persona, says she is happy to ditch the image for a comic role in Sacha Baron Cohen`s ‘The Dictator’.

The 25-year-old says doing a comic act in the film makes her feel relieved, reported Aceshowbiz.

"When I first started acting I was always playing the mean girl, then I was playing these cool, robotic women. I was growing tired of playing those kinds of characters and reinforcing this stereotypes 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," Fox said.

Though she only tackles a minor part in the movie, Fox said that she had a wonderful time working with Sacha Baron Cohen.

"I had a wonderful time. Sacha is very smart and funny. We had a great time working together. I think the audiences are going to love the film," she added.

Fox will be seen playing a stuck-up hooker in the upcoming comedy. Directed by Larry Charles, the film also stars Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, John C Reilly and Bobby Lee. It will hit the theaters on May 16.