Megan Fox’s role in Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie” video, featuring Rihanna, seems to have been more than just a cameo for the actress, who has donated her appearance fee to the Sojourn House, a shelter for abused women.
According to Yahoo! Finance, Fox gave her undisclosed fee to Sojourn, which “provides battered women and their children a safe space to regroup, rebuild, and reestablish their self-esteem and lives.” The song is centered on the subject of domestic abuse.
The Hollywood star filmed scenes with “Lost” actor Dominic Monaghan for the rapper’s “Love the Way You Lie” video premiering Thursday (August 5) on MTV at 9 p.m. ET/PT. While the concept of the video is still unknown, the on-camera couple reportedly got steamy during filming. The duo were snapped locking lips on a rooftop.
“Joseph and I worked pretty closely together to make sure we got this right,” Eminem explained in a press release. Trying to make this tough subject work visually is a challenge. It was great to have Rihanna, Megan and Dominic onboard for this. They really brought it and made this video super-powerful.”
The weighty subject matter was also a topic Rihanna felt needed to be addressed. “It was believable for us to do a record like that, but it was also something that needed to be done and the way he did it was so clever,” the singer said. “He pretty much just broke down the cycle of domestic violence and it’s something that a lot people don’t have a lot of insight on, so this song is a really, really powerful song and it touches a lot of people.”