Just because Megan Fox's version of reporter April O'Neil doesn't wear the traditional yellow jumpsuit from the comics and the animated TV series, doesn't mean you'll see a more revealing look at the character in this summer's live-action reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Megan Fox revealed she is fully clothed throughout the movie, while addressing her past feud with producer Michael Bay, the leadership qualities April possesses in this live-action adventure, and how much she loved these characters growing up.
"I'm completely clothed for the entire movie. 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."
However, that doesn't mean that she will be dressed from head to toe in future roles, addressing her "pin-up appeal."
"I don't really mind. It's actually a large part of my personality. I think you can be that and you can also be intelligent and strong. I don't think they're in opposition to one another - at least in my life."
The move to cast the actress as April O'Neil surprised many when it was first announced, given her contentious relationship with producer Michael Bay. The actress said that their problems are now behind them, revealing he was a joy to work with on this project.
"He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie. 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. But, sometimes we clash because we both have very willful, powerful personalities."
She also talked about her undying love for the characters, which were a big part of her childhood.
"I was really in love with them. 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."
"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. It's more representative of a modern woman."
"I had just had Noah when I started taking meetings to see if this would work out for me. How cool is it to have a mom that plays either a superhero or plays the part of this iconic franchise that spans so many generations? I mean, hopefully they'll both think I'm cool."
When asked about what other iconic properties she would like to reboot, the actress had this to say.
"Gundam Wing. Pacific Rim was sort of a Gundam Wing situation, but they should do it. What about Thundercats? Sailor Moon? That 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. That's not actually a bad idea."