Before Megan Fox married Beverly Hills 90210 alum Brian Austin Green in 2010, the Hollywood hottie most likely had a lot of crushes. But the 28-year-old actress wasn’t into the usual cast of heartthrob characters. Instead, Fox fell for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. “My first crush, and everyone thinks this is really weird, but little girls have crushes on animated characters, and my first crush was Michaelangelo.”
If that’s really true then Fox must have been super stoked to play news anchor April O’Neil in the movie adaptation of the uber-popular 1980s cartoon. “They were my favorite movies as a kid. That was my thing. Way, way more so than Star Wars or in later years, still more than Lord of the Rings. It was always Ninja Turtles.”
Fox didn’t dish on her feelings for Michaelangelo’s crime fighting partners Raphael, Donatello, or Leonardo.
The big budget live action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is slated for a August 8, 2014 release. The film’s tagline, “Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O’Neil and her cameraman Vernon Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.”
Noel Fisher (Shameless) plays Michaelangelo. Johnny Knoxville voices the character of Leonardo. Alan Ritchson (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) plays Raphael. Jeremy Howard portrays Donatello. Also starring in the film are Will Arnett, Whoopie Goldberg, and Tony Shalhoub. Although the film is live action, the Ninja Turtles will be computer animated through Motion Capture.
If you’re a superfan of the Ninja Turtles and are worried about the film not staying true to the source material, Will Arnett feels that the movie is a faithful adaptation, “There is time in the sewers. There is time in the lair. There’s all of it. I think we’ve done a really good job in staying true to the mythology and then telling a new story, telling a new version.”
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