Checking in with the actress who played April O'Neil in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie.
Like any red-blooded American kid born in the 80s, Megan Fox got hooked on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at an early age. The 28-year-old star — who brings genuine fan cred playing intrepid reporter April O’Neil in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — was around 5 or 6 years old when she saw the 1991 TMNT sequel Secret of the Ooze and fell for the crime-fighting team of Donatello, Raphael, Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Megan Fox Drops Some Serious Turtle Knowledge in a ‘TMNT’ Refresher Course Megan Fox plays April O’Neil in Friday’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, but she also happens to be an expert on all things Heroes in a Half Shell, having been a fan since childhood. It’s been a while since most of us have beheld a slice of Turtle Power — there was that animated 2007 movie TMNT that very few folks saw, but otherwise their last big-screen adventure came in 1993 with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III. So when Yahoo Movies caught up with the Transformers alum recently, we asked if she wouldn’t mind giving us a refresher. We know the turtles are all named after Renaissance artists (Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michaelangelo) and are fiends for pizza.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is about to get REAL. In fact, after visiting the New York City set of the film – which arrives in theaters on Friday – that’s exactly how the cast and crew hope audiences view the fighting foursome of Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Leonardo. “The world feels very, very real,” Will Arnett, who plays Channel 6 cameraman Vernon Fenwick, told Yahoo Movies.
First it was Megan Fox. Peltz rocked a sexy ice blue dress with simple beading and a saucy cutout. For the Los Angeles premiere of the franchise’s first film in 2007, Megan Fox made her statement with a sleek ‘do and cream-colored flapper dress, complete with a feather on one shoulder that reminded soon-to-be fans to check out the tough-girl tattoo on her shoulder blade.
Dust off those old nunchakus and order a pizza (or four), because the Heroes in a Half Shell are back on the big screen courtesy of producer Michael Bay in complete and total Michael Bay mode. The best thing about the trailer? The Turtles are… adorable in CG. And they’re in fine Turtle form, crackin’ wise and having fun.