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Lindsay Lohan’s bitter personal battles and career struggles have long been compared to that of Marilyn Monroe. Now Megan Fox is likening the troubled starlet to Monroe.

In a new interview with Esquire, Fox spoke about her realization that the actress, who died at 36, isn’t the best iconic figure to idolize and compared the legendary star to Lohan.

"I started reading about her and realized that her life was incredibly difficult,” Fox said. “It’s like when you visualize something for your future. I didn't want to visualize something so negative.

"She wasn't powerful at the time,” she continued. “She was sort of like Lindsay. She was an actress who wasn't reliable, who almost wasn't insurable. ... She had all the potential in the world, and it was squandered. I'm not interested in following in those footsteps."

Comparisons between Lohan and Monroe are nothing new.

In a 2008 shoot for New York magazine, Lohan posed for photos inspired by “The Last Siting,” an infamous series of shots taken of Monroe in 1962.

In the accompanying article, Amanda Fortini noted the similarities between the troubled starlet and the late blonde bombshell.

“Without putting too fine a point on it, you might say Lohan has, like Monroe, a knack for courting the tabloids and tripping up her career,” Fortini said. “(Readers will remember that Lohan had her own Billy Wilder moment two summers ago on the set of ‘Georgia Rule.’)”

Of course, this was a few years before Lohan’s name became synonymous with alcohol abuse, repeated unprofessional behavior and multiple court hearings.

Lohan also paid tribute to Monroe in her 2011 Playboy spread.

That same year, the “Mean Girls” star wrote the foreward for Susan Bernard’s new book, “Marilyn: Intimate Exposures.”

“Marilyn was the beautiful bad girl in that tight, rose-colored dress. The character she played was strong and taking control, which I unconsciously knew at that young age [12] was a necessary quality for a woman,” Lindsay wrote. “I can understand the photographer Bernard of Hollywood’s [Bruno Bernard] statement, 'It took a superhuman effort to be Marilyn.’ I identify.

“People in their mind have created who I am and act as if there is no real person inside of me. Just like Marilyn,” Lindsay continued. “Marilyn never wanted to be just a celebrity. Neither do I. ... I had always thought that movie stars were in films that would last forever in your mind. But now the films don’t. I don’t want to be remembered as someone who just wanted to be photographed, who goes out at night and gets in trouble."

Earlier this month, the New York Times released “Here Is What Happens When You Cast Lindsay Lohan in Your Movie.” In the powerful article, Stephen Rodrick chronicles the star’s reprehensible behavior on the set of her upcoming film, “The Canyons.”

In an interview with the Times, Rodrick compared the 26-year-old to the “Some Like It Hot” star.

"There’s talent in there. She has that undefinable 'it' quality,” he said. “You can see it at certain moments in the film. The frustrating/tragic thing, and Lindsay would be the first to admit it, is getting that talent out of her over the past few years has been nearly impossible. You can’t argue that Lindsay has the talent or resume of Monroe, but there is that same feeling of talent slipping away, perhaps permanently."