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No Sex Please We're "Ninja Turtles"

By Garth Franklin Thursday April 10th 2014 11:41PM
No Sex Please We're "Ninja Turtles"

Megan Fox may make for a poutier April O'Neil, but don't expect the journalist character in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" to be suggestively straddling motorbikes or the like.

Fox tells EW that director Jonathan Liebesman actually insisted that they tone down Fox's sex appeal for the movie:

"I'm completely clothed for the entire movie. There's no gratuitous skin or sexual anything. Jonathan was really insistent on not wanting her to be sexualized or to take that sort of typical role we've seen women take in movies thus far, and that I've taken in particular."

Fox has no problem though with slipping some stuff off and exploiting her sex appeal in future roles:

"I don't really mind. 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."

Asked about her version of April O'Neill in the film, she says she's more of a leader-type:

"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."

Asked if there were any other iconic franchises that deserve a big budget adaptation that she would like to be a part of, the answer may surprise you:

"Gundam Wing. Pacific Rim was sort of a Gundam Wing situation, but they should do it. What about Thundercats? Sailor Moon? That could feasibly be made into a live action movie. I don't know how many Americans were into that. I was into that, but I don't know how huge it was here. That's not actually a bad idea."

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