TMNT: Megan Fox On The Fan Reaction To Her Playing 'April'

TMNT: Megan Fox On The Fan Reaction To Her Playing 'April'

I think it's fair to say the Transformers actress wouldn't have been most fan's first choice for ace reporter April O'Neil, but have folks warmed to the idea now that we've seen a bit of footage? Fox discusses the initial reactions after the jump.

So, we've seen the set pics, the stills and the trailers -- have you guys accepted Megan Fox in the role of April O'Neil yet? The actress herself is very aware of the backlash that comes along with making a new version of any beloved property, and while speaking to MTV she says she thinks that fans will ultimately be pleased with the end product.

“Someone’s always going to be upset about something. When you’re [making] a movie like this and making it live-action, there are things where you’ll have to depart from the original material a little bit. People will be disappointed, but I think people will be overwhelmed with how exciting and amazing and how fresh and how true to the original this is — but you can’t please everyone all the time.”

Though she claims that she stayed well away from the internet at the time of her casting and doesn't "know what the reaction was", she does reveal that any interactions she's had with fans on the street have been nothing but positive. “I’ve never had more people come up to me to tell me they’re excited about a movie than this one,” she said. “Nothing I’ve been a part of before has had that sort of reaction.”
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DeusExSponge - 7/16/2014, 9:18 AM
I just think that she should have played an original character or that they could have gotten another actress to play April. I just don't see April in Megan Fox,.
Blanka1212 - 7/16/2014, 9:23 AM
No, but I can certainly see myself in Megan.

Doopie - 7/16/2014, 9:25 AM
good on ya Megan.
quas666 - 7/16/2014, 9:56 AM

If only...
krylonshadow - 7/16/2014, 9:59 AM
You can't please everyone? You could at least please someone. Michael Bay is single-handedly ruining our childhoods and on top of that destroying an iconic character by casting this bimbo as her.
JasonBlue - 7/16/2014, 9:59 AM
I'm glad to see her working on a big picture again. She was surely missed.
cipher - 7/16/2014, 9:59 AM
blackandyellow - 7/16/2014, 10:00 AM
I support it.

cipher - 7/16/2014, 10:03 AM
b&y, I'm glad I can always look forward to that pic in the TMNT threads. Thank you.

Look at the hindquarters on that fine specimen.
McGee - 7/16/2014, 10:04 AM

I liked her better when she was spokeswoman for Carls Jr. >:(


RangerStorm44 - 7/16/2014, 10:04 AM
Megan Prove me wrong ok knock it out the park ''Put aside the Super Model become who you we're born to be''
I have faith in you
Melvinwerewolf - 7/16/2014, 10:05 AM
That, sir, was brilliant
MrFridayNights - 7/16/2014, 10:05 AM
Megan Fox can act unlike Gal Gadot.
Megan Fox should have been Wonder Woman.
McGee - 7/16/2014, 10:07 AM
I can already tell from that pic posted by quasi95 that Anna Kendrick will grow up looking like everyone's old Jewish aunt.
DrDoom - 7/16/2014, 10:12 AM
Anna Kendrick was born to play April O'Neil . . . .

And they got Megan Fox.

TK0421 - 7/16/2014, 10:13 AM
@MrFridayNights YEA RIGHT! Fox cannot act. She's nothing more than a glorified porn star. Gal Gadot was actually decent in the Fast & Furious movies and could act circles around her any day
RangerStorm44 - 7/16/2014, 10:17 AM
While people are spending most of their time downing her and insulting her
why don't you give her some [frick]ing encouragement wish for her to do good then if she fails you can bitch and moan til the cows come home
Nitric - 7/16/2014, 10:20 AM
I have faith. Not everyone is perfect for every role but if you play the odds she's over due for a winner. Maybe this will be it. Just gotta stay positive and wait for the movie to come out before we can pass judgement.
fettastic - 7/16/2014, 10:22 AM
If I saw her on the street I'd be too busy violently masturbating to say anything.
MrFridayNights - 7/16/2014, 10:25 AM
@needles94 Gadot was the worst part of Fast Five and Fast and Furious 6.
Infaredfield - 7/16/2014, 10:36 AM
@MrFridayNights That is where you are wrong my friend! Gal did a great job as her character in Fast Five and Fast 6! Plus I'm actually interested in how she portrays Wonder Woman in Dawn of Justice! It's not all about who they cast as a character, it's about how they portray their character with the material they have given. So why don't you take you head out of your ass and open your damn eyes!
JillyMcBeam - 7/16/2014, 10:40 AM
Megan Fox can play April O'Neil on top of me anytime she wants to.
blackandyellow - 7/16/2014, 10:44 AM
It's my pleasure, cipher.
baszs - 7/16/2014, 11:11 AM
i support hotties!!
Inhuman - 7/16/2014, 11:40 AM
Megan Fox is gorgeous and not a bad actress. I support everything and anything she's in. She's my #WCW
Hyatus - 7/16/2014, 12:06 PM
I heard they used her thumb as a reference image for the CGI turtles' digits.
JorL5150 - 7/16/2014, 12:07 PM
Yeah she's hot enough. But vapid.

Just the way I like 'em.
JorL5150 - 7/16/2014, 12:09 PM
@mcgee - I'd so hit that fat Megan fox.

Scrum diddily umptious! I'd burrow all the way to the tender vittles!
PeterParker1991 - 7/16/2014, 12:30 PM
I despise Michael Bay. So.. much
Facade - 7/16/2014, 1:57 PM
Just never found her all that hot...unless you consider a blow-up [frick] doll hot.
beane2099 - 7/16/2014, 2:29 PM
I respect that others think she's attractive but she's not the type of woman I personally find attractive. Her schtick is basically "she's hot so who cares if she can act?" That's dandy but if you're in the category of folk that don't think she's all that great looking, that kind of deflates that schtick. So for me, there's no reason to see her in a movie. Or are there folks that think she's a good actress? Is there something besides Trasnformers 1 & 2, Whore, Jonah Hex, Passion Play or Jennifer's Body that would convince me otherwise?
GenerationX - 7/16/2014, 3:03 PM
Unless you are still a child, your childhood is NOT being ruined...stop saying that stupid shit. You're an adult. Act like it
damntree - 7/16/2014, 3:24 PM
If you don't think Megan Fox is attractive you are either a liar or a retard.
UltimateCookie - 7/16/2014, 4:05 PM
The movie looks good and I'm open to Fox playing April O' Neil.
Darthrageracerzero - 7/16/2014, 5:00 PM
I support Megan all the way....
RangerStorm44 - 7/16/2014, 5:33 PM
@Generationx Preach

@CookieKid247 What do you think the reactions will be like if she does a good job?
UltimateCookie - 7/16/2014, 5:39 PM
Statements similar to "I knew she would be good" or "You don't have to be a redhead to play April."
batmanvsuperman - 7/16/2014, 5:48 PM
Well sucked it up shes playing April stop bitching about everything and grow up clowns
RangerStorm44 - 7/16/2014, 6:03 PM
@CookieKid247 Haha yeah pretty much
Jollem - 7/16/2014, 8:13 PM
i was in defense of this movie from the start, and in defense of megan from the start. it's april. you don't need meryl streep for the role
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