Why did Megan Fox join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie without hesitation? For the love of turtles.
“I was really in love with them,” the actress told Entertainment Weekly, “I have an older sister that’s 12 years older than me, so part of it initially was because I wanted to be like my big sister. But, it’s a really cool project for me because it was a huge part of my childhood, and it’s always been.”
Fox also made sure to establish that her April O’Neil is one that will appeal to adult female fans of the cartoon and comics.
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… There’s no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. [Director Jonathan Liebesman] 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.
Her EW interview covers her relationship with TMNT producer Michael Bay, April’s new costume, and how becoming a mother has changed the way she looks at choosing film roles, but we thought you’d particularly like to see her answer when asked what ’80s cartoon remake she’d like to do next, after conquering Transformers and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
“[Sailor Moon] could feasibly be made into a live action movie. I don’t know how many Americans were into that. I was into that, but I don’t know how huge it was here.”
Believe us, Megan, lots of folks were into it. You can read the full interview here.