Megan Fox has a history of sharing her opinions, no matter how bold, and during her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles press circuit at Comic-Con she did just that.
In an interview with HitFix, Fox gave a little insight into her character, April O’Neil, who she described as an “ambitious journalist,” though she wasn’t afraid of throwing a little of her opinion in with the news.
“There was a lot of girl power that ended up on the cutting room floor, unfortunately,” Fox said. She specifically mentioned a “really awesome” scene fighting the Foot Clan, but the production team decided that it wouldn’t fit the character they wanted. “I think they were like, ‘Why would a tiny journalist be able to kick so much ass?”
Fox also said that her character is a little bit of a recast from the tradition model of April. “[She’s] a little less angsty, not darker, but a little less happy-go-lucky, super-sweet damsel in distress,” Fox said, after pointing out that April’s a true professional, who works on fluff pieces, but only because people underestimate her. “I couldn’t possibly relate to that,” Fox said sarcastically.
For Fox, April’s arc then comes down to a question of journalistic ethics. She accidentally comes across the story of the turtles, which could be her big break, but worries about a “King Kong-situation” where she would ignite the fury of the public if she revealed the existence of four wisecracking pizza maniacs to the world.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles isn’t about to turn into All the President’s Men or something, however. Fox mentioned that she and Shredder have a pretty intense scene: “Maybe it’s badass. I don’t know. You tell me when you see it..”