Before Monday night, Megan Fox was known more for her killer body than her comedic chops. That all changed after she made her stage debut in Montblanc Presents 24 Hour Plays on Broadway.
"Megan was very nervous and excited about her performance," a source tells Us Weekly. "As a non-drinker, she said she had taken some Chinese Herbs that helped take the edge off."
The 25-year-old actress showed no signs of nervousness when she shared the stage with Priest's Paul Bettany, comedienne Sarah Silverman and 30 Rock star Jack McBrayer. Tracy Morgan also surprised the audience when he "made a special appearance dressed as a bunny."
"Megan had one line that she was a rabbit, but what she really wanted to be was a computer programmer," the Broadway source says. "The line was a direct result of the orientation the night before, where actors are asked to say one fun fact about themselves. Megan said she was a kick-ass Halo player, so the writer wrote it into the script."
Per tradition, the Jennifer's Body star was also asked to bring a prop to orientation that would later be used in the show.
"Megan said she wanted to bring a sword but was afraid they would stop her at the airport, so instead she brought a Bilbo Baggins figurine (from The Hobbit)," the source says of the actress, who wed Brian Austin Green in June 2010.
According to the insider, Fox "really enjoyed the experience" of working on the Broadway show, which was directed by Patricia McGregor.
Sadly, the actress didn't get a chance to celebrate with her costars once the curtain was drawn. "Megan had to leave after the show because she was booked on a last-minute flight to Europe for work," the source tells Us. "She was truly sad not to make the after-party."
Fox isn't the first celeb to participate in Montblanc's 24 Hour Plays: Jennifer Aniston, America Ferrera, Josh Hartnett, Ashton Kutcher, Sienna Miller, Demi Moore, Vince Vaughn and Elijah Wood have also appeared in the Broadway show.