Megan Fox, who plays April O'Neil in the upcoming Michael Bay produced Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, gave an interview to Entertainment Weekly today, and she dropped some bombs on geek fandom. It started out with a pleasant surprise, with Fox claiming that her April O'Neil will not be a sex object:
"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.”
Well that's... unexpected. But cool! But things turned much darker when Fox alluded to an improved working relationship with former nemesis Michael Bay, indicatiing that the two might work together more in the future:
“He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie,” says Fox of the Transformers director, with whom she had once publicly feuded. “I’ve always loved Michael. We’ve had our battles in the past but even when I’ve been really outspoken about difficulties we’ve had, I’ve always followed up by saying that I have a particular affinity to him. He can be very vulnerable, and he’s very likeable and loveable. I’ve always been very vocal about that as well."
Uh oh... So what might Fox and the dastardly Bay work on in the future?
“Gundam Wing,” responds Fox, adding she’d love to see a Jurassic Park remake in the works. “Pacific Rim was sort of a Gundam Wing situation, but they should do it. What about Thundercats?”
Or maybe, she says, Sailor Moon.“That could feasibly be made into a live action movie,” mulls Fox. “I don’t know how many Americans were into that. I was into that, but I don’t know how huge it was here.”
You stay the fuck away from those movies, Megan Fox. And that goes doubly for you, Bay! Haven't you done enough damage!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will treat theaters like Nazi Germany treated Poland on August 8th.