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Megan Fox as April O'Neil

April O'Neil

April O'Neil Michelangelo and Casey Jones' love interest from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 live action film series.

History

April O'Neil appears in the 2014 film reboot Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with Megan Fox playing the role. She is a "Lifestyle Reporter" for Channel 6 news.

As a child, her father used the Turtles and Splinter as test subjects for his mutagen experiments, with April treating them as her pets, feeding them pizza when they were little. After her father destroyed his lab she placed the Turtles and Splinter near a sewer grate.

As an adult, she worked in journalism at Channel 6, but felt that her talents were under-utilized reporting on relative puff pieces such as a new sports movement. While trying to follow up on an attempted story of stolen chemicals from a docking port, she first witnessed the Turtles active as vigilantes, later finding them when they thwarted aFoot Clan attempt to take hostages in a subway station. After hearing their names, she realized their ties to her father's work, but revealed the truth to Eric Sacks before the Turtles and Splinter could warn her of his real agenda.

After Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo were captured, she helped Raphael dig Splinter out from the rubble before helping Raphael reach the Sacks estate, giving the other Turtles a dose of adrenaline to help them escape their cages. She even managed to land the final blow on Shredder in the final battle, kicking him off the antenna of Sacks Tower after the tip was knocked over during their fight. Despite the Turtles being a ground-breaking story, April kept their secret, noting that she considered them her family.

Young April

A younger version of April appears in the movie and is played byMalina Weissman

Trivia

  • Michelangelo hits on April, much like the first 2 live-actionmovies.
  • Splinter and the Turtles were laboratory experiments, much like in the IDW comics origin story.
  • The younger version of April says the mutagen came from outer space as a hint to the Utroms.
  • April was the one who introduced pizza to the Turtles.
  • For this role, Megan Fox won the 2014 Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress.
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