It certainly looks like Megan Fox can relate to many other parents working from home.
During her remote interview with “Today” on Monday, the “Transformers” star was adorably photobombed by her kids, who not-so-subtly crawled in the background. Fox and her ex-husband Brian Austin Green share three children: Noah, 8; Bodhi, 7; and Journey, 4.
About a minute into the interview about her upcoming horror film “Till Death,” host Jenna Bush Hager pointed out that “we saw one of your children running in the background.”
“Here comes another one right now,” Fox added, as her 4-year-old wandered into the frame. “Journey, you’ve got to crawl!”
Throughout the rest of the interview, Fox held back laughter as her kids crawled around the living room, where Fox said they fell asleep watching a movie the night prior.
“They just woke up,” Fox said of her kids. “It’s 7:30 here, so they woke up a few minutes ago, and it just is what it is. You just have to make it work.”
The actress also opened up about watching her kids get older, saying she wishes she could “put them all back at that 2- and 3-year-old period” for one day.
“I actually really struggle with that a lot. I cry about it all the time, because they grow up so fast,” she said. “My phone will send me pictures of them when they were younger, and it’s hard to look at it. It’s painful to love something so much. But I have three boys. They are hilarious. They don’t listen to me at all.”
She continued: “I also feel like no matter how engaged you are or how hard you were trying at the time, you always look back, and you’re like, ‘I could have been more present,’ or ‘I hope I was grateful for this while I was in that moment, cause I’ll never get that moment back.'”
Fox also got candid about the attention her relationship with rapper Machine Gun Kelly has received from the media.
“It’s not preferable when everything you do is a news headline or that people know every time you leave your house, but so far so good,” she said. “Life is just a series of moments, so I’m really just trying to enjoy this moment and live in it and be happy with it.”
During her appearance on “The Kelly Clarkson Show” in May, Fox opened up about being a mom in the entertainment industry, calling Hollywood’s attitude toward motherhood “unforgiving.”
“Hollywood is not adapted to women and us actually having lives and being moms,” she told Clarkson.
The actress added that the entertainment industry can be tough before and after having child.
“As an actor it’s just very unforgiving because you can’t be on camera once you’re past a certain stage of pregnancy,” she said. “Once you have the baby it’s like, ‘OK, well you’re going to have to leave to nurse every two hours and that costs us money and insurance.'”
Contributing: Elise Brisco