The Straits Times
Published on Nov 18, 2012

Brian Austin Green: I'd rather be called Mr Megan Fox than Mr 90210


For years after popular 1990s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210 ended, one of its stars, Brian Austin Green, fell into a category of celebrities who were famous for being famous.

Later, he would meet and date actress Megan Fox and subsequently dropped into a subset of people who are well known for being the arm candy to red-hot stars, when Fox became prime Hollywood property after the Transformers movies.

But Green, 39, who married Fox in 2010, is good-natured about his current fame-by-association. Asked if he would rather be known as Mr 90210 or Mr Megan Fox, he laughs heartily instead of taking offence.

Over the telephone from Los Angeles, he says: "I prefer Mr Green, only because it's what we've named our kids. But I guess if I had to be one or the other, Mr Fox would be better. 90210 is a zipcode, I don't know if I want to be known as a mailing address. At least with Mr Fox, it's closer to home."