Megan Fox, Michael Bay Feud Ends With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Fox Says “I’ve Always Loved Michael”
Megan Fox insists she has ”always loved” film producer Michael Bay despite their public feud.
The ‘Transformers’ star, who fell out with Michael in 2009 and compared him to Adolf Hitler, has been cast in his reboot of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ as April O’Neil and despite their fall-out Megan claims he was brilliant to work with.
She told Entertainment Weekly magazine: ”He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie
”I’ve always loved Michael. We’ve had our battles in the past but even when I’ve been really outspoken about difficulties we’ve had, I’ve always followed up by saying that I have a particular affinity to him.
”He can be very vulnerable, and he’s very likeable and loveable. I’ve always been very vocal about that as well. But, sometimes we clash because we both have very willful, powerful personalities.”
The 27-year-old actress has revealed her character April gets a personality makeover in the upcoming film.
She said: ”She’s more of a leader when she explores her relationship with the turtles instead of just the human companion that gets dragged along on the adventure.
”It’s more representative of a modern woman.”
April also swaps her yellow jumpsuit for a yellow jacket and jeans and Megan is ”completely clothed for the entire movie”.
She said: ”There’s no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. [Director Jonathan Liebesman] was really insistent on not wanting her to be sexualised or to take that sort of typical role we’ve seen women take in movies thus far, and that I’ve taken in particular.”
The brunette beauty admits she doesn’t ”really mind” being seen as a pin-up and isn’t annoyed by people commenting on her looks.
She said: ”It’s actually a large part of my personality. I think you can be that and you can also be intelligent and strong. I don’t think they’re in opposition to one another – at least in my life.”
The star, who has children Noah, 15 months, and Bodhi, two months, with husband Brian Austin Green, 40, has eased herself back into work and is happy she can also focus on her career as well as family life.
She added: ”How cool is it to have a mum that plays either a superhero or plays the part of this iconic franchise that spans so many generations? I mean, hopefully they’ll both think I’m cool.”
The ongoing feud between actress Megan Fox and director Michael Bay may finally be over. Fox, 27, who is working with Bay on the upcoming live-action Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, recently spoke to Entertainment Weekly about her relationship with the movie maker, whom she once compared to Hitler.
“He was one of the most lovely people that I dealt with in making this movie,” Fox told EW. “I’ve always loved Michael. We’ve had our battles in the past but even when I’ve been really outspoken about difficulties we’ve had, I’ve always followed up by saying that I have a particular affinity to him.”
The major difficulties that they had with one another stemmed from a quote Fox gave to Wonderland Magazine in 2009 about working on the Transformers flicks. “He’s like Napoleon and he wants to create this insane, infamous mad-man reputation,” Fox said of Bay. “He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is. So he’s a nightmare to work for but when you get him away from set, and he’s not in director mode, I kind of really enjoy his personality because he’s so awkward, so hopelessly awkward. He has no social skills at all. And it’s endearing to watch him.”
After Fox’s comments, Steven Spielberg reportedly urged Bay to fire the actress from his Transformers movies — a recommendation Bay followed. Model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley nabbed a leading role in Transformers after Fox’s departure. As a result, the pair’s relationship turned sour with major conflicts taking place over the following months. They seem to have buried the hatchet, however, as they are working peacefully on TMNT, which Bay is producing.
“He can be very vulnerable, and he’s very likable and lovable. I’ve always been very vocal about that as well,” Fox continued to EW. “But, sometimes we clash because we both have very willful, powerful personalities.”
Fox, who plays the female lead April O’Neil in the action film, is earning her first starring role in a feature film in years. She held a minor role in the Judd Apatow comedy This is 40 in 2012, also making a cameo in the ensemble drama, Friends with Kids.
How would you feel if Megan Fox is a bigger TMNT fan than you?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the actress is a diehard fan of the ‘80s cartoon, saying that when it comes to the Turtles, “I was really in love with them.”
Wait, so how old is Megan Fox?!
The actress (who will appear as April O’Neil in the upcoming Michael Bay-produced film) explains that her sister, who’s 12 year older, introduced her to the series. Fox goes on to say the characters were a “huge part” of her childhood, and have “always been.”
Fox says she signed on to the film without hesitation, touting Michael Bay as “one of the most lovely people” with whom she worked with on the film. Despite her public feud with the director while working on the Transformers series, Fox says that she has a “particular affinity” to Bay.
Describing O’Neil in the film, Fox calls her a “modern woman,” explaining, “She’s more of a leader when she explores her relationship with the turtles instead of just the human companion that gets dragged along on the adventure.”
Relationship, huh? Will we see sparks between her and Donatello in this version?
When asked about what other ‘80s cartoons deserve the live-action treatment, Fox answered that she’d like to see such series as Gundam Wing and Thundercats on the big screen, and ponders the notion of doing a Sailor Moon remake.