Megan Fox revealed that director Jonathan Liebesman left quite a bit of “girl power” on the cutting room floor when putting together his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot.
The actress was famously selected to portray reporter April O’Neil in this summer’s action-packed re-imagining of Peter Laird and Kevin Eastman’s classic comic book series. Although the movie centers around the adventures of four oversized turtles trained in the ways of martial arts. The movie is presently slated to hit theaters next month.
However, Megan Fox said the original version of the flick contained a bit more “girl power” than what’s featured in the final cut. According to the actress, she even engages in some nifty hand-to-hand combat with the villainous Foot Clan. Unfortunately for Fox, producers weren’t happy with the way this portrayed her character.
Megan recently told HitFix:
“There was a lot of girl power that ended up on the cutting room floor, unfortunately. I had a really awesome scene where I was fighting The Foot Clan, but I think they were like, ‘Why would a tiny journalist be able to kick so much a**?’ So that got cut. But I have a moment, Shredder and I have a moment. Maybe it’s bada**, you tell me when you see it.”
Fox added this her version of April O’Neil isn’t nearly as “sweet” as the character found in the animated Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series. Instead of playing the typical “damsel in distress,” Megan said April has more of an edge this time around. This is definitely good news for those of us who always found O’Neil more than a little annoying.
The actress explained:
“[April] is an ambitious journalist that’s not making it the way that she wants to be because people underestimate her. I couldn’t possibly relate to that.”
When she isn’t shooting major motion pictures, raising her kids, or hanging out with husband Brian Austin Green, Megan Fox is tracking down Bigfoot. Although the actress hasn’t officially ventured into the woods to prove the creature’s existence, Fox is completely convinced that the beast with the large feet is out there somewhere.
Megan explained to People magazine:
“Bigfoot’s real. And I have confidence in myself that if I were ever to be taken out on an expedition… I would be the one to find Bigfoot.”
Are you a fan of Megan Fox? Do you plan to catch the actress as April O’Neil when Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles hits the big screen on August 8?
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