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Megan Fox will be a strong, not sexualized April in the Ninja Turtles movie

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Megan Fox is a big fan of the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. So much so, she claims she made her husband watch the original cartoon series when they were dating. That in mind, she already knew a lot about the characters and stories that made them so beloved for countless kids the world over. She also says she loves the direction that director Jonathan Liebesman and producer Michael Bay have taken in this summer's reboot.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Fox says that the redesigned Turtles are not the only change to the classic characters but her own role of April O'Neil will not be a sexy, Michael Bay style role.

“She’s more of a leader when she explores her relationship with the turtles instead of just the human companion that gets dragged along on the adventure,” says Fox of her revamped character. “It’s more representative of a modern woman.”

“I’m completely clothed for the entire movie,” says Fox, noting that may disappoint some fans. “There’s no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. Jonathan was really insistent on not wanting her to be sexualized or to take that sort of typical role we’ve seen women take in movies thus far, and that I’ve taken in particular.”

This may seem to fly in the face of what you would expect when casting Megan Fox since she is known for her figure and assets, but the character of April was never the midriff-baring type of character in either the original TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES cartoon or the three previous films. At least Liebesman and Bay seem to be getting that part right. As for the other changes, we will have to wait and see when the movie gets released in a few months.

TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES hits theaters on August 8, 2014.

Extra Tidbit: Megan Fox also says she would be interested in starring in a live action version of SAILOR MOON. So many people need new underwear after reading that.

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1:56PM on 04/13/2014
Not being sexualized? I think that's casting against type and why beyond her acting range!
Not being sexualized? I think that's casting against type and why beyond her acting range!
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10:54AM on 04/13/2014
Director: Let's practice some things to just get a view of your range.
Shocking revelation: *sexy pout*
Calm conversation: *sexy pout*
Humanoid turtles fighting: *sexy pout*
Director: Such range!!!!!!!
Director: Let's practice some things to just get a view of your range.
Shocking revelation: *sexy pout*
Calm conversation: *sexy pout*
Humanoid turtles fighting: *sexy pout*
Director: Such range!!!!!!!
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11:22AM on 04/12/2014
The people that want to hate on this movie have reduced themselves to bitch about a character's hair color. I am now fully on board and hope it's a huge success with many sequels.
The people that want to hate on this movie have reduced themselves to bitch about a character's hair color. I am now fully on board and hope it's a huge success with many sequels.
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4:55PM on 04/12/2014
You would have a great IP like TMNT be ruined by a shitty director and shitty actors out of spite? Because one person is upset over a hair color? The problems with this movie are much deeper than the hair color. The problem is Hollywood blowhards "reinventing" everything because they can't come up with an original idea to save their career. So they need to feel like they have some creativity by adding and changing things that already exist and work. I'm on board with any change to a canon that
You would have a great IP like TMNT be ruined by a shitty director and shitty actors out of spite? Because one person is upset over a hair color? The problems with this movie are much deeper than the hair color. The problem is Hollywood blowhards "reinventing" everything because they can't come up with an original idea to save their career. So they need to feel like they have some creativity by adding and changing things that already exist and work. I'm on board with any change to a canon that makes the story better. Like the director's ending to The Mist over Stephen King's (King himself said it was better) but when you change things just so you can put your name on it, most of the time the product suffers because the changes were made with the wrong intent. People like that don't care about the integrity of the IP. And we've already seen it from Michael Bay with Transformers. Why would this movie turn out any differently?
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8:12AM on 04/12/2014

Really?

I'm about to knock all these claims down with a FRAKKING sledgehammer by using one simple question...WHY ISN'T YOUR HAIR RED THEN? You CLAIM to be a huge fan of April O'Neil? Why didn't you dye your hair? The truth? You're lying through your teeth. I've long said, true fans wouldn't let a role be miscast. If I was already a successful actor (i.e. my name was out there and there were opportunities - because believe me, I don't think Fox is a great actor), and had already made millions, there are
I'm about to knock all these claims down with a FRAKKING sledgehammer by using one simple question...WHY ISN'T YOUR HAIR RED THEN? You CLAIM to be a huge fan of April O'Neil? Why didn't you dye your hair? The truth? You're lying through your teeth. I've long said, true fans wouldn't let a role be miscast. If I was already a successful actor (i.e. my name was out there and there were opportunities - because believe me, I don't think Fox is a great actor), and had already made millions, there are plenty of roles that I would NOT take just because I was a fan. I think this is one of those situations where Fox cannot claim to be a fan and yet be willing to take the role - at the bare minimum of at least changing her FRAKKING hair color. I call BS.
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10:13AM on 04/12/2014
Wow, really? All of that because of her hair color?
Wow, really? All of that because of her hair color?
11:34PM on 04/13/2014
So hair color is the secret to a good movie. Thanks for the intel.
So hair color is the secret to a good movie. Thanks for the intel.
6:04AM on 04/12/2014
Seriously Joblo, knock it off with the advertisement shit popping on my screen making it frustrating to be on this site.
Seriously Joblo, knock it off with the advertisement shit popping on my screen making it frustrating to be on this site.
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8:07AM on 04/12/2014
Effing A. It's gotten so bad, I've started thinking about not even coming here anymore. FYI, been coming here for over 10 years.
Effing A. It's gotten so bad, I've started thinking about not even coming here anymore. FYI, been coming here for over 10 years.
11:26AM on 04/12/2014
I'm with both of you. I actually remember coming to the primitive version of this site I think in 1999 or 2000, but the ad bombardment has gotten out of control. Literally every link that's clicked on seems to bring up an as first. Once in a while is one thing but every time?
I'm with both of you. I actually remember coming to the primitive version of this site I think in 1999 or 2000, but the ad bombardment has gotten out of control. Literally every link that's clicked on seems to bring up an as first. Once in a while is one thing but every time?
5:55AM on 04/13/2014
Ever thought about donating to the site then if it has been such a valuable resource to you for years give something back these guys need to make money somehow.
Ever thought about donating to the site then if it has been such a valuable resource to you for years give something back these guys need to make money somehow.
9:22PM on 04/13/2014
I can understand the needs for ads but they shouldn't be so intrusive like they were and why should we fork out the money to help them?
I can understand the needs for ads but they shouldn't be so intrusive like they were and why should we fork out the money to help them?
9:22PM on 04/13/2014
I can understand the needs for ads but they shouldn't be so intrusive like they were and why should we fork out the money to help them?
I can understand the needs for ads but they shouldn't be so intrusive like they were and why should we fork out the money to help them?
10:12PM on 04/11/2014
"The Turtles will also be just as fans remember them! And Shredder will be Japanese!"
"The Turtles will also be just as fans remember them! And Shredder will be Japanese!"
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8:25PM on 04/11/2014
I don't care if she covers herself with prison tattoos and shaves her head, her presence alone is enough to tarnish the role. She is the female counterpart to Channing Tatum, in my opinion and her playing April O'Neil is about the same thing as Tatum coming in and playing Casey Jones. It's absolutely disgusting. But then again there is virtually nothing about this incarnation of the story that is not absolutely abominable and vomit inducing.
I don't care if she covers herself with prison tattoos and shaves her head, her presence alone is enough to tarnish the role. She is the female counterpart to Channing Tatum, in my opinion and her playing April O'Neil is about the same thing as Tatum coming in and playing Casey Jones. It's absolutely disgusting. But then again there is virtually nothing about this incarnation of the story that is not absolutely abominable and vomit inducing.
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12:59AM on 04/12/2014
Do you just not like pretty people? Those are some strong words(and big too, good job) for a kids movie. Have you considered therapy?
Do you just not like pretty people? Those are some strong words(and big too, good job) for a kids movie. Have you considered therapy?
1:29AM on 04/12/2014
I need therapy for preferring performers of quality, depth and substance rather than mere pretty faces, albeit heavily airbrushed and plastic-looking, who are incapable of delivering anything which deviates from their shallow and superficial track records? How interesting.
I need therapy for preferring performers of quality, depth and substance rather than mere pretty faces, albeit heavily airbrushed and plastic-looking, who are incapable of delivering anything which deviates from their shallow and superficial track records? How interesting.
8:14AM on 04/12/2014
sillez, you're a moron.
sillez, you're a moron.
10:43AM on 04/13/2014
Naw, sillez is right. You see it's not the movie that sucks, it's your life around the movie that sucks. I can never understand that level of hatred for any film. Sometimes I scratch my head at some of the absurdity that's spewed around here.
Naw, sillez is right. You see it's not the movie that sucks, it's your life around the movie that sucks. I can never understand that level of hatred for any film. Sometimes I scratch my head at some of the absurdity that's spewed around here.
9:18PM on 04/13/2014
Sillez... right on the money

Vienna... get help... and get over it... you have your precious children's cartoons and video games, and I'm sure comics, and the previous four films to play with if this current incarnation does not suit your needs. And FYI, Channing Tatum is a decent actor. He just happens to be better looking than any of us, boo hoo. You should look up to him, his attitude, and what he has achieved, instead of blindly hating someone with a better face than yours... adopt
Sillez... right on the money

Vienna... get help... and get over it... you have your precious children's cartoons and video games, and I'm sure comics, and the previous four films to play with if this current incarnation does not suit your needs. And FYI, Channing Tatum is a decent actor. He just happens to be better looking than any of us, boo hoo. You should look up to him, his attitude, and what he has achieved, instead of blindly hating someone with a better face than yours... adopt some positivity, and wonderful things will happen.
10:33AM on 04/14/2014
Once again, get over what? Get help for what? I'm not the one frothing at the mouth because someone dared to state that they find two actors to be shallow? They aren't the slightest bit interesting to me. I've never heard any of even their most avid fans discuss their merits as performers. "Uggghhhhh omgz!!! They're soooo like...like...omg ...like...hawt!!!!" Hardly counts. I have my heroes and people who inspire me-- people who have truly made an impact and those who took great risks to
Once again, get over what? Get help for what? I'm not the one frothing at the mouth because someone dared to state that they find two actors to be shallow? They aren't the slightest bit interesting to me. I've never heard any of even their most avid fans discuss their merits as performers. "Uggghhhhh omgz!!! They're soooo like...like...omg ...like...hawt!!!!" Hardly counts. I have my heroes and people who inspire me-- people who have truly made an impact and those who took great risks to achieve their dreams. I expressed no emotion in my original post, but merely stated an opinion. Period. So take your own advice and get over it. Also, quit being a drama queen and adding more to what I said than I did.
8:18PM on 04/11/2014

that's all well and good but....

That's all well and good miss fox, but I have 5 dollars that says you're doing a motorcycle in short shorts by the 20 minute mark in this film. Any takers?
That's all well and good miss fox, but I have 5 dollars that says you're doing a motorcycle in short shorts by the 20 minute mark in this film. Any takers?
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9:31PM on 04/11/2014
Short shorts in a Turtle Van. Trust me :]
Short shorts in a Turtle Van. Trust me :]
1:47AM on 04/12/2014
$15 says a 'shower scene' will be shoe horned as part of a 'getting ready for work' montage. :p
$15 says a 'shower scene' will be shoe horned as part of a 'getting ready for work' montage. :p
3:44AM on 04/12/2014
Really? That's funny. I got a 10 says pass the pepper. I got two quarters sing harmony on "Moonlight in Vermont".
Really? That's funny. I got a 10 says pass the pepper. I got two quarters sing harmony on "Moonlight in Vermont".
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7:49PM on 04/11/2014

I've been listening to your drivel for years

Familiar with, the history of Megan Fox, I'm familiar with the history of Michael Bay, I'm familiar withe TMNT and I am familiar with the regulars who comment on this site. This is my Joblo opinion "coming out" comment. You people are asinine. Your Wana be Nostradamus predictions on this movie and others can be Compared to basement dwelling fan boys. You have no true knowledge of what a good modern TMNT movie will or should look like. You sit in your dark room and watch Secret of the Ooze
Familiar with, the history of Megan Fox, I'm familiar with the history of Michael Bay, I'm familiar withe TMNT and I am familiar with the regulars who comment on this site. This is my Joblo opinion "coming out" comment. You people are asinine. Your Wana be Nostradamus predictions on this movie and others can be Compared to basement dwelling fan boys. You have no true knowledge of what a good modern TMNT movie will or should look like. You sit in your dark room and watch Secret of the Ooze and wack it to steroid Shredder. The way his muscles glisten when he pulls himself out of the bay. I'll stop. I don't want you to sticky your keyboard. I'm sure you just finished cleaning up no more then 15 minutes ago. Now for my actual opinion before I'm permanently removed from this site for revealing your dirty "little" secrets. The turtle nose could be an issue if it's just an attempt to be "edgy". A white Shredder? Ehh, there's been a black king pin, an American Colossus, a confused Storm, a Puerto Rican Killer Clown, a black Nick Fury and soon to be Johnny Storm. It doesn't really matter. Megan Fox as O'Neil, whatever you don't want her because she's what you can't have, maybe. O'Neil will be what she has to be. Now go get some sun.
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1:41AM on 04/12/2014
You forgot the part where you're talking from (excuse the pun) first hand experience when describing your Schredder homo-fantasy.

Race is somewhat important important because it makes the character heritage 'believable'. A black guy called 'Martin Anderssen' is more acceptable than a nordic blue-eyed dude called 'Mitsako Nakamura'.
As for Megan Fox as April? I wont say much coz I'm keeping an open mind...for now.
You forgot the part where you're talking from (excuse the pun) first hand experience when describing your Schredder homo-fantasy.

Race is somewhat important important because it makes the character heritage 'believable'. A black guy called 'Martin Anderssen' is more acceptable than a nordic blue-eyed dude called 'Mitsako Nakamura'.
As for Megan Fox as April? I wont say much coz I'm keeping an open mind...for now.
10:56AM on 04/14/2014
I just about died laughing at ActionFan81's comment. I couldn't agree more. The fact that you even came up such a descriptive fantasy makes it painfully obvious that your projecting your own desires onto others, not to mention deflecting. I get tired of the fallacies as well. All people want is a decent TMNT movie. Not a replica of old incarnations.
I just about died laughing at ActionFan81's comment. I couldn't agree more. The fact that you even came up such a descriptive fantasy makes it painfully obvious that your projecting your own desires onto others, not to mention deflecting. I get tired of the fallacies as well. All people want is a decent TMNT movie. Not a replica of old incarnations.
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6:52PM on 04/11/2014
She must have been real cheap. She's only kidding herself when she says she's going to be taken seriously in this role. She's April for one reason, and we all know that reason. Maybe two if they got her for a cheap paycheck. I can't imagine Bay was happy about having her onboard. Keep telling yourself you're a real actress, Fox, if that makes it easier for you.
She must have been real cheap. She's only kidding herself when she says she's going to be taken seriously in this role. She's April for one reason, and we all know that reason. Maybe two if they got her for a cheap paycheck. I can't imagine Bay was happy about having her onboard. Keep telling yourself you're a real actress, Fox, if that makes it easier for you.
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6:11PM on 04/11/2014
well, there's one more reason I won't be watching this...
well, there's one more reason I won't be watching this...
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5:42PM on 04/11/2014
Why did they cast her then anywway? She's not a good actress. I mean I'm glad that they are gonna portray her like her character is. But why would they ask her to be in? If I was making a Hollywood movie the ONLY reason I'd ever cast Fox in the film is bc of her looks and I'd show how hot her body is a lot. I can easily think up ten better choices than her right now (kind of outside the box, I would've liked to see Aubrey Plaza. But her [link] She prolly isn't offered many roles since
Why did they cast her then anywway? She's not a good actress. I mean I'm glad that they are gonna portray her like her character is. But why would they ask her to be in? If I was making a Hollywood movie the ONLY reason I'd ever cast Fox in the film is bc of her looks and I'd show how hot her body is a lot. I can easily think up ten better choices than her right now (kind of outside the box, I would've liked to see Aubrey Plaza. But her [link] She prolly isn't offered many roles since pretty much all of her non-transformers movies have really bombed.
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5:38PM on 04/11/2014
Great. Since we all know Megan Fox is known for her strength.
Great. Since we all know Megan Fox is known for her strength.
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7:52PM on 04/11/2014
Isn't she though. She's got this "Bitch" persona. Reads strong even if can translate to the latter.
Isn't she though. She's got this "Bitch" persona. Reads strong even if can translate to the latter.
5:04PM on 04/11/2014
I genuinely can't fathom that this "news" is making the rounds. Seriously? It's news that an actress is actually NOT interested in taking her clothes off in a kids movie? Granted, you can throw the Transformers movies back in my face, where Fox showed no reservations about having the camera ogle her in the most ridiculous poses. But come on, I'm sure there's plenty of other things to discuss and talk about than drivel like this.
I genuinely can't fathom that this "news" is making the rounds. Seriously? It's news that an actress is actually NOT interested in taking her clothes off in a kids movie? Granted, you can throw the Transformers movies back in my face, where Fox showed no reservations about having the camera ogle her in the most ridiculous poses. But come on, I'm sure there's plenty of other things to discuss and talk about than drivel like this.
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4:56PM on 04/11/2014
April still faints in the trailer. There hasn't been an iteration of the Turtles yet where April doesn't faint when she first sees them. The closest they've come is the first movie where she technically knocks herself out first, but then passes out again when they introduce themselves.
April still faints in the trailer. There hasn't been an iteration of the Turtles yet where April doesn't faint when she first sees them. The closest they've come is the first movie where she technically knocks herself out first, but then passes out again when they introduce themselves.
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4:53PM on 04/11/2014
Lol, why cast her then? Her winning personality??
Lol, why cast her then? Her winning personality??
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4:21PM on 04/11/2014
I wouldn't put it past Bay to not have any turtle on girl action in this.
I wouldn't put it past Bay to not have any turtle on girl action in this.
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7:19PM on 04/11/2014
My body is ready.
My body is ready.
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4:13PM on 04/11/2014
And no one cares because she cant act and its a straight lie as she was cast in this movie that definitely shows she is being sexualized because she would never have been cast if it were based on actual talent. Well and then its for a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, no one cares about this crap unless they are waiting for Geriatric Deviated Seagulls. Now dont anyone go steal my awesome name and idea!!!
And no one cares because she cant act and its a straight lie as she was cast in this movie that definitely shows she is being sexualized because she would never have been cast if it were based on actual talent. Well and then its for a movie called Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, no one cares about this crap unless they are waiting for Geriatric Deviated Seagulls. Now dont anyone go steal my awesome name and idea!!!
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7:54PM on 04/11/2014
What does your acting resume look like?
What does your acting resume look like?
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