Megan Fox was recently cast as April ONeil in the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, and apparently the role requires some trampoline skills.
Fox, who will be playing TV reporter April O’Neil in the new movie, was spotted on the set in black yoga pants, a purple tank top and red hair doing a trampoline workout. OMG also notes that Fox was wearing ankle weights as she bounced around the trampoline.
It’s unclear if Fox was just doing some agility workouts on the trampoline to prepare for future stunts or if Michael Bay, who admittedly makes movies for 12-year-old boys, has required a few shots of a busty actress jumping on a trampoline for the new movie.
Fox was a surprise choice for the role of April. The actress wasn’t invited back for the third Transformers movie after clashing with producer Michael Bay. Bay is producing the new TMNT movie and apparently the two have made amends.
Bay made the casting announcement on his website, writing: “TMNT: We are bringing Megan Fox back into the family,”
Will Arnett will also be starring in the movie while the roles of Raphael, Michelangelo, Donatello and Leonardo will be filled by Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard and Pete Ploszek respectively.
Here’s a photo of Megan Fox jumping on a trampoline.
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The new TMNT has been a point of controversy for fans of the original series since Michael Bay’s version will involve aliens.
Here’s the synopsis from IMDB: “Aliens invade Earth and inadvertently spawn a quartet of mutated reptile warriors, the Ninja Turtles, who rise up against them to defend the world.”
Director Jonathan Liebesman defended the alien story line saying that diehard fans should know that the ooze from the comics was actually alien ooze.
Liebesman said: “If everyone was such a die-hard fan, they would know that the TCRI canisters where the ooze comes from … That is alien ooze. We’re expanding [the story], and the expansion will be true to the mythology.”