Megan Fox isn’t the first kid to have had a crush on one of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. That’s just as well as she gears up for her role as news anchor April O’Neil in the latest movie adaptation of the cartoon.
Sure, a lot of kids really loved the turtles when they hit screens in the 1980s, and who wouldn’t. After all, Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello and Leonardo were really cool crime fighting reptiles who ate a lot of pizza.
Megan Fox revealed, a little shyly to MTV, “My first crush, and everyone thinks this is really weird, but little girls have crushes on animated characters, and my first crush was Michaelangelo. So I’m super excited.”
Like many kids from her generation, Fox had a real thing for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:
“They were my favourite movies as a kid. That was my thing. Way, way more so than Star Wars or in later years, still more than Lord of the Rings. It was always Ninja Turtles,” she shared.
The highly-anticipated movie features Megan Fox along with a host of big stars, including Will Arnett, Johnny Knoxville and Whoopi Goldberg.
Arnett is also very excited to be playing a role in the movie as he was also a big fan of the reptiles. He spoke about how the remake stays faithful to the original.
“There is time in the sewers. There is time in the lair. There’s all of it. I think we’ve done a really good job in staying true to the mythology and then telling a new story, telling a new version,” he said.
The new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie is Megan Fox‘s first production since giving birth to her second son, Bodhi, in February with husband Brian Austin Green. The couple already had a son, Noah, who is now almost two years old.