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Megan Fox Slammed As 'Wretched' Casting Choice By Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Creator

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How rude!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Peter Laird apparently hate, hate, hated the casting of Megan Fox in Michael Bay's upcoming film!

In fact, he thinks there are hundreds leading ladies more qualified to play April O'Neil!

We repeat: How rude!

Foxy Megan may not be as talented as, say, Marlon Brando or Meryl Streep, but one of them is livin' it up in actor heaven and the other is busy sinking her hooks into Anchorman 2!

Mrs. O'Neil isn't cinema's most complex character, either. She's a tough as nails investigative reporter who wears yellow and hangs with crime-fighting turtles who know ninjitsu!

Scarlett O'Hara she ain't and we aren't sure exactly who he expected the studio to cast!

You'll do fine, Megan!

Just stay away from the Hitler jokes, mmmkay?

Read Peter's blog commentary in its entirety (below):

My only exposure to Megan Fox as an actress is through her role in two "Transformers" movies and the wretched (but happily forgettable) "Jennifer's Body". It may not be fair to judge her range of acting skills just from those three movies, but I think it is safe to say that there are probably hundreds of better choices for the role of April O'Neil. Of course, her name has promotional value, and maybe that's what they want. Who knows? I can't get myself too worked up about it. — PL

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15 comments to “Megan Fox Slammed As 'Wretched' Casting Choice By Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Creator”

  1. Connor says – reply to this


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    C'mon, don't be a jerk, Perez. The guy created this franchise, it may just be a kid's show to you but he hustled and was really creative just like any other artist. If some douchebag action director comes along and BUYS someone else's idea out then hires an actress he doesn't see fit for a role HE CREATED then he has every right to be angry.

    And it's funny how you didn't say Chelsea Handler wasn't being rude earlier when you reported all those awful things she said about Angelina Jolie. Interesting.

  2. Lala says – reply to this


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    I was more pissed about Michael Bay directing, Megan has only had certain roles so its hard to say. But Michael Bay we know what he can do and him directing TNMT is a retarded idea.

  3. Trevor says – reply to this


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    Nice. Just like Michael Bay, you have no clue what you're talking about Perez. Michael Bay is once again screwing with a childhood franchise for a lot of people from the late 8o's to early 90's. Terrible producer (Michael 'Explosions' Bay) with a terrible director (Battle: Los Angelas, Wraith of the Titans) and a terrible actress. Great, just f'ing great.



  4. 4

    He's right. There are thousands of actresses with more talent than her. She a hack. Michael Bay should reconsider.



  5. 5

    Michael Bay wants to recreate the origin story and he casts Megan Fox. He's not trying to make a homage for fans. I don't know a single person who is excited for this movie. He should just scrap it.

  6. KC says – reply to this


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    How on EARTH are Michael Bay and Megan Fox working together again??!! Didn't he JUST kick her off Transformers a few years ago? The two could not get along.

    I really like Michael Bay's film style, but I won't be watching TMNT. It should never have gone past the cartoon. It's not meant to be live action! Too cheesy.

  7. Jessy says – reply to this


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    Perez please stop being so overly sensitive and politically correct. This guy have EVERY RIGHT to make a critical comment about the actress chosen to represent a main character from a popular and well-loved children's show that he CREATED. How are his comments rude? He could have written far worse things about Megan's acting abilities and there are many many actresses as capable or more capable than her. It would've been the decent thing to do for Michael Bay to have taken into account actresses suggested by the creators of TMNT instead of favouring Megan for the role.



  8. 8

    Re: Jessy – Thanks I agree, as far as I am concerned, here in California the PC stuff went out the window in the last decade. I think the only people who are still concerned with PC crap are folks who live and work in DC.
    I did not see the original movie or TV series (even though I often watch Disney and Pixar movies) but Megan Fox is not one of my favorite actresses, sorry.

  9. Demode says – reply to this


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    Funny story: if you painted Peter Laird green, he would actually look like a ninja turtle. If you don't beleive me, feel free to google him. As for Megan Fox, my interest in this movie went up 100% with her casting. I think she will make a fine April O'Neal.



  10. 10

    This girl is far too young and attractive to look like a shiny mannequin from botox already. Curse you California, what the hell are you doing to these women?

  11. Augur says – reply to this


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    Maybe he's upset because the bitch can't act? Hell,i bet he was probably livid when they gave the project to Michael Bay. Bay won't be able to even make the movie the way he's known for because the turtles didn't fly fighter jets or drive cars that explode constantly.

  12. Irina says – reply to this


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    oh Perez, you are the funniest ))) love your news!!! <3

  13. jd says – reply to this


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    bitch can't act- nuff said.

  14. Turtlefan says – reply to this


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    The most accurately depicted characterization of April was Judith Hoag in the original movie, but even they incorporated the cartoon's background as a reporter.

    April was originally versed in computers and was the assistant to mad scientist Baxter Stockman before the Turtles saved her from nearly being killed by his mouser robots.

    It's easy to forgive your misjudgement on April's character because, like most, you are probably unaware of the Turtles' comic book origins.

  15. Miss Ella says – reply to this


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    Re: Connor – i completely agree with you. His the creator of a big and popular franchise he has all the right to be disappointed.