Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which had a better than expected Friday night with $7.95M. The Paramount franchise should sail easily past the $100M today and end up the weekend with $116M+ for the three-day after only two weeks in release. The drop for its sophomore frame will be around 58%.
"It looked ridiculous, so we got a yellow jacket instead," explains the 28-year-old, who also has son Noah, 23 months, with husband of four years Brian Austin Green, 41. "I was kind of relieved it got nixed." The Rockwood, Tennessee, native talks turtles with Us.
Q: Were you into TMNT as a kid?
I was such a big fan of the movies and the cartoon. So I pursued this pretty hard.
Q: You didn’t just film postbaby; you filmed while pregnant. Any concerns?
There’s a lot of running, climbing and jumping, so I was constantly like, Oh, I hope I’m doing everything right because I’m growing a human being.
Q: Did you bring Noah to the set?
Yes. Any moment I had, I would run back to my trailer to feed, play and bond with him while I could.
Q: Do you think your kids will watch this someday?
That was a big motivation for doing it. At some point, when they’re in their twenties, they might look back and be like, “Whoa, my mom was April. That’s kind of rad!”
Deadline is saying TMNT will be #1 in the US again this weekend
TMNT took $4.3m on Thursday for a total of just under $118m(foreign numbers have not been updated)
Megan is visiting Korea to promote TMNT on August 26th
The Fox Effect
translated via Google translate
Deep: Do you have a memory of your childhood Ninja Turtles?
Megan Fox: I have a sister twelve years older than me, and all I saw was a girl because of it. At that age I was raised based on the Pentecostal tradition, which is very strict and you should not watch shows that are not secular; but for some reason we were allowed to see the Ninja Turtles, so that was the first show I saw and then I saw Vanilla Ice. I became a fan right away, maybe because I wanted to be like my older sister. Then I found out that they were trying to do action film that had been underway for years, until finally materialized with Michael Bay production. I opened the door to attend the meetings, and I actually really wanted to be part of this project because it represents that part of my childhood.
D: I read that you were in love with one of the turtles, is it true?
MF: When you’re a young girl you watching Disney movies and stuff; you are exposed to it. I also liked Simba from The Lion King, perhaps because his voice was that of Jonathan Taylor Thomas. But when you are a girl you fall for cartoon characters, it sounds ridiculous. Miguel Angel has a humorous touch, do not take anything seriously, and now, as an adult, I realize that your personality is much like my father.
D: How different are the turtles in this tape those with which you grew up?
MF: I think we are very similar. The idea was to make a version like The Dark Knight, but then realized that’s not what people want to see. Want to see the turtles with growing up, which are nice, funny, and even ridiculous. There is plenty of brotherly relationship: disturbing each other, and is very suitable for children, there is nothing extremely violent or dark.
D: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a way to reinvent your career?
MF: Perhaps the truth is not a project that you have planned. He got the opportunity to play this role and I was excited because I loved the Ninja Turtles as a child, even an adult, because his films bring back memories. So yes, it is something different. I do not know whether to continue to act and then I did this movie, and I had trouble with that because I have two children and am looking for ways to express my creativity … from home (laughs). So I am looking for a career that requires that and still not find it. Meanwhile, I’m excited to participate in this kind of movies.
D: Has it worked much with special effects before, how did it go this time?
MF: Now there was less effect on the meaning of explosions and stuff like that, but I was interacting with other actors, which was different compared to Transformers, where there were more robots and not actors reading their lines. The Ninja Turtles had actors who interpreted, so that changes significantly. You can sit here and have a conversation with yourself, a monologue, but it will be very different if someone else is with you. It will change what you do with your eyebrows, because when you hear someone speaking is different from sitting in front of a wall or a tennis ball. It is easier to act and interact in a genuine way when you have next to you a person.
D: Been pregnant during filming. How uncomfortable was it?
MF: I was very sensitive because of the hormones, everything made me mourn. During the first quarter all you want to do is stay in bed, watching movies and ultimately not want to do an action movie, running through the streets of New York, climbing fences and screaming. It’s a challenge to be pregnant, but it is my job and what I do; I could have refused, but I refused because I fell project. However, there were difficult times, especially towards the end of the shoot because we work very hard, long hours. Everyone was very tired, I was very tired because the first quarter is like a vampire that sucks all the nutrients (laughs), and when you should be healthier.
D: How was it for you to experience for the first time, be a journalist ?, what it was like on the other side?
MF: Actually we only see as a journalist at the start of the film because the action of turtles begins right away so that the film is not about the difficulties of April to be a better journalist (laughs). But what she does is just a report from the red carpet, a situation with which I am obviously familiar with, and it was fun for me to do ridiculous questions that are made there.
D: Do you remember any examples of these ridiculous questions on any red carpet?
MF: God, there are so many … “Are you excited to be here tonight?”, “Who do you want to know?” “Hear, hear that Justin Bieber is and wants to know what you think about it?”. And I thought: “why the hell ask me that? Who cares what you think of me or what I think of it “(laughs).
D: Do you think you would be good reporter, ie the news Worth area?
MF: I’m actually very sensitive and my mind is affected by the news easily. I resent the frivolities, so never cover notes celebrities. However, the real news of what is happening in the world, I am overwhelmed, so I think I would never try to enter that world. Neither is fine with me.
D: Speaking of being on the other hand, are used to seeing you play characters of powerful women, but have you thought about being on the other side, ie not to be the friend, the confidante of the heroine, but to be heroin same?
MF: I think it is a relatively new issue. We are seeing the new movie Scarlett [Johansson], where she is the heroine. Hollywood is taking that road, where it’s good that the woman is the heroine. It’s exciting and I think they were taking because there are girls who are also interested in this, not just the Barbies and tea sets. That is, as a child I wanted to be a superhero and it’s great to see him on screen, so that inspires girls to feel empowered, brave and not have to be someone’s partner.
D: How do you feel about the experience of Transformers? We know your franchise outlet was unexpected and somewhat rough …
MF: I think I may have learned more from that experience, but it was still very young to notice. There were many things I did not enjoy so much and today I know he would enjoy quite as spectacular experiences that live on set during filming, like working with Michael Bay, or do things that nobody else can do like flying Blackhawk helicopters. As a child I did not give importance to it, and now I’d like to do the wonderful things I did because of it. I did not realize how lucky I was at that time and today most would treasure this opportunity. In addition, he is strict and knows it, he’s the captain of the ship. Today would address the situation better because I’m an adult, not a child. When we work earlier, I was a kid and being so strict saw as a father figure against which struggles, which made me act immature.
I wish it were not so because I believe that my contribution would have been more productive and probably last longer through some other project. I learned a lot. I grew a lot as a human being from those experiences with Michael.
D: Are you still in contact with Shia LaBeouf and Michael Bay? We know that the production of this movie was made by Platinum Dunes, the company’s Bay.
MF: I keep in touch with Michael, I love you, always makes me laugh and I think we have a special relationship. He has always liked, we both have strong personalities, but in this film did not take any decision without thoroughly analyzed, it keeps track of anything. He was always very friendly to me, very friendly. At one point, while the contract was being negotiated, in which it was said that I would work 60 weeks, and he intervened arguing that I was a mother and needed two days off, so I tried splendidly throughout this process. With Shia I have not spoken, he knows that I love him very much and it is very important to me, I always wish him the best.