Q. Were you a fan of the Ninja Turtles before getting involved in this project?
R. I became even small fan, when I watched the 1991 film, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II – The Secret of the Ooze (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze), which was attended by Vanilla Ice. Since then, I always loved the turtles and all the films in the series.
Q. How was you had the chance to participate in this new approach to adventure?
A. I knew they were planning to do a new kind of action movie about turtles because there was already talk about it for years. The project ended up going for Platinum Dunes producer Michael Bay, and I was lucky to find the doors open to a meeting. I really wanted to be part of this project, then fought hard for it.
Q. How did it feel to attend Ninja Turtles (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)?
R. In fact, I think I’ve never been so excited to participate in something, just for what it represented: bring me back to childhood.
Q. Das quarter Ninja Turtles, what was your favorite when you were little?
R. Michelangelo! When you’re a girl, you can have a crush on cartoon characters, as ridiculous as that may seem. Mikey was also my favorite because he brought a certain mood to the group and was the one who never took anything too seriously.Today I see his personality, in a way, echoes of my father, so maybe I liked him.
Q. In the film you play a journalist April O’Neil. What kind of woman is she?
A. As soon as you know it, it seems one of those interviewers that you see on the red carpet, making futile matters. But she wants to be taken seriously. Then, you realize that she is unhappy trying to find a real story to succeed.
Q. How she manages this success?
R. His life changes when she stumbles upon the turtles and the Foot Clan. She is deeply engulfed by this story.
Q. What is the extent of their involvement with the Ninja Turtles?
R. It involves so much that you have to ask yourself how far you want to tell the story and become a hero as a journalist. Or should be protected and remain faithful to this new family to which was attached to.
Q. Do you think that would make a good reporter in real life?
A. I guess I would not have succeeded in this sector because they would never want to cover frivolous things like celebrity news. But at the same time, my psyche is very sensitive and I feel kind of overwhelmed by what is really going on in the world. Therefore, none of the segments is good for me.
Q. Have you worked with Michael Bay in the first two Transformers movies – Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen) – other films and special effects. What was the difference with The Tarugas Ninja?
R. In this film, there was a smaller number of large explosions and feats than in Transformers and Transformers: revenge of the Fallen. The way I contracenei with the turtles was also different from how I interacted with the giant robots.
Q. How was the experience of this new type of interaction for you?
R. Instead of giant robots that were never actually present in Ninja Turtles, I interacted with actors playing the turtles with motion capture technology. And also, the fact of having a dilálogo with someone who is physically in front, which has its own lines. This changes everything and just makes the job easier.
Q. What differences do you think we’ll see in The Ninja Turtles on the big screen, compared to those that you watched when little?
A. I feel that they are very similar. Perhaps are not as simple as drawing, but are well faithful to the original comics and movies. People want to see the turtles of their memory, and ours are also fun, funny and ridiculous. I think fans will be very happy.
Q. has many comical scenes in this movie?
A. Oh, yeah, that guy has a lot of teasing and typical comedy turtles. It’s good for the kids and never gets too sinister.
Q. And how was the physical demands of this role for you?
R. attended a lot of action scenes. Has a huge scene with Will Arnett and choreographed fighting the Foot Clan, which we only found out an hour before being on camera. That scene was chaotic and crazy and made us feel powerful. It was very exciting!
Q. How is Jonathan Liebesman directing?
A. What I love about Jonathan is that, above all, he wants to make a good film and is always willing to listen to the opinions of others. So we really formed a team.And I also love his sense of humor making fun of himself!
Q. Whoopi Goldberg plays the role of his boss. What can you say about her?
R. I love you so much! She is amazing, has a great mood and is a very special human being. Whoopi is one of those people that makes you open as an actress and makes you feel great on the scene. I feel I could do well better with her by my side.
Q. Will Arnett is inseparable camera April.
R. I was very excited to get him on the project because I am a big fan of Arrested Development. He also has very funny moments in the film and it was very nice to have someone around who also has son and, accordingly, have the same priorities that I now have.
Q. Have you ever had a pet turtle?
A. I never had one at home but when I go to Hawaii, has a sea turtle that I always visit, his name is Franklin. I know it’s him because he has fallen left eye.
Q. Why do you think these Ninja Turtles are so loved around the world?
R. My theory is that each is based on our temperaments and thus we can identify with one of them. Do not know if this formula was intentional or unintentionally, but is perfect to attract the audience. Clear that Michelangelo is who I most identify myself, although Leonardo may be slightly melancholic and I also have a little bit of this in my personality. But it is the part of me that I do not want to analyze, while Mikey is in the foreground.
Q. And they’re fun!
A. Yes, it helps to release that inner child that we all have, even when we try to repress it. And so, when you watch the turtles, you go back to being a child without having to make excuses.
Q. You already admitted that sometimes feels afraid of the dark, but recorded many scenes in this film to dark tunnels. How was that?
A. It is true that sometimes I’m afraid of the dark, but only if you’re at home, all alone. In shooting, you’re never, then, I was right!
Source: Jornal Debrasilia
9th UPDATE, Monday, 1:20 PM: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ended up the three-day weekend with $65.5M, buoyed by the brand recognition from those 25- to 35-year-olds who grew up on them and powered by a very well-executed marketing campaign (which included a national cross-promotion with Pizza Hut). The Michael Bay production charged into the weekend box office on Thursday and just didn’t stop. The film, directed by Jonathan Liebesman, already has sparked a sequel. Paramount and Bay have breathed new life into two new sequels this summer, Turtles and Transformers. The question for Turtles is what will happen next weekend as it was not a favorite of critics (to say the least) and the core audience gave it a B CinemaScore, which usually means an average multiple of 3.2. Its ww total is now of $94.5M.
The latest film adaptation of the comic books about crime-fighting reptiles, this one from Viacom Inc. VIAB +0.89% ‘s Paramount Pictures and starring Megan Fox, opened to an estimated $65 million in the U.S. and Canada. The reboot had a production budget of $125 million and is the fifth film featuring the anthropomorphic foursome, who appeared in three live-action features in the 1990s and a computer-animated film in 2007.
Given the strong opening, Paramount said Sunday that it is planning a sequel to be released in June 2016. The latest movie’s success likely derives from its appeal to young adults who were Ninja Turtles fans in childhood.
Paramount specifically marketed to what it called “nostalgics,” people in their late 20s and early 30s who grew up with the characters in films, comic books and a television series, said Megan Colligan, president of domestic marketing and distribution. It isn’t a group that wants to see its childhood characters toyed with, said Ms. Colligan, so the marketing emphasized known traits like the turtles’ love of pizza and penchant for exclaiming “Cowabunga!” About 55% of the opening-weekend audience was older than 25.
I’m so happy for TMNT!
After years of being off the air, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are finally making a comeback! The live action movie hits theaters this weekend and Transformers starlet Megan Fox has a starring role in the film, which is exactly why she wants you to see it! According to the actress, the movie isn’t just your stereotypical action movie that dudes everywhere will be flocking to — in fact, she considers it part of a feminist movement.
“[Viewers will] get to follow a female character that is also the hero of the movie,” she said of her role as April. “I think that we’re in this whole sort of movement where young girls can understand that not only is it okay to be strong, it’s wonderful to be strong. And that doesn’t mean you’re bossy, it doesn’t mean you’re a b—, you’re not a nag because you want to be in charge.”
Megan continued to list off her character’s admirable qualities saying that she’s “ambitious,” “courageous,” and “very interested in exposing that she’s been fighting for the truth.”
Sounds pretty amazing, huh? We love how strongly Megan is embracing her role in TMNT, especially since she openly hated her character in Transformers.
Source: J 14
Actor Megan Fox talks about her new film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The movie follows four mutant warrior brothers as they fight to save New York City from the grip of archvillain Shredder and his evil Foot Clan, aided by the fearless reporter April O’ Neil (Fox). Click here for the link to access each clips on their website.
You might think that between “Transformers,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” and her ability to name the entirety of the fellowship in “Lord of the Rings,” Megan Fox would have already earned entry into the hot girl geekdom hall of fame.
But Ms. Fox, never one to rest on her geek laurels, still finds time to be a gamer (when she’s not being a mom and a red-carpet favorite and a believer in all things paranormal).
In the past she’s talked at length about her love for Halo and Mortal Kombat, so we decided to put Fox to the test by going old school. Enter Mortal Kombat. Could she defeat me, a virtual Kombat virgin? The answer is as obvious as the inevitable Turtles sequel.
Extra points for Megan’s heartfelt screams of frustration and triumph throughout our battle. She’s the real deal.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started its weekend last night with a strong $4.6 million Thursday gross.
It’s a pretty crowded weekend, but there really was only one movie where the Thursday grosses will have much impact on the overall weekend. Not to be rude, but I don’t think Walt Disney’s DIS +1.57% The Hundred-Foot Journey burned up the advance-night preview crowd. For what it’s worth, New Line Cinema’s Into the Storm earned $800,000 on Thursday setting the stage for a $16-$18m debut weekend. But the big new release of the weekend is Paramount’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, which earned a rock-solid $4.6 million last night from showings starting at around 7:00pm. The bad news is that since it is an August release and since there hasn’t been a TMNT feature film in seven years nor a live-action entry in 21 years, there isn’t much precedent to compare it to. Needless to say, the midnight screening/Thursday preview business was not a roaring one back in 1993.
Offhand, the most likely comparison is last year’s The Wolverine, which earned $4 million on its Thursday debut in late July and ended up with $53m for the weekend. Also of note,Maleficent earned $4m on its opening Thursday in late May of this year and went on to open with $69m. Now does that mean I think that Jonathan Liebesman’s TMNT reboot is going to earn $55m-70m this weekend? Doubtful, although I won’t necessarily rule it out. The Wolverine was well-reviewed and part of a trusted brand. The Wolverine earned just 7% of its opening weekend on Thursday, which would have been considered front-loaded just three years ago when 5%-6% was the norm but is now considered leggy when 9%-11% is relatively normal. Maleficent was the only big-game in town for females at that point in the summer, and as such boasted huge mother/daughter matinee business. One advantage of having so few female-centric blockbusters is that the ones that do pop up have the advantage of grabbing the whole pie for itself. [Read more…]
Megan Fox is a fan of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchise.
Like a really big fan.
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles star tells me she and hubby Brian Austin Green can’t get enough of the dramaramas.
“I watch all of the Housewives.,” Fox tells me. “Brian watches them, too. They’re addicting. And we talk about it. We’re like, ‘Could you believe Teresa did that?’ They’re like drugs those shows. It’s my worst vice for sure.”
And they really never miss an episode. “We watch them together and we record them if we’re going to be out of town,” Fox said. “There’s nothing wrong with it. It’s just junk food for your brain.”
Source: E Online