(NEW YORK) -- It is the last full day of spring in 2013 and one of the nicest days New York City has seen for months. Down on Wall Street, the tourists are snapping photos and wandering through one of city's many landmarks. Unbeknownst to those tourists, one of those buildings they're taking pictures of is not a bank or any other sort of financial institution. It actually houses a set for the Jonathan Liebesman directed, Michael Bay produced, "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."
The famed heroes in a half-shell—Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello, and Raphael—are not present inside on this day, nor are the actors who will eventually be digitally replaced. Today, we are being treated to the human side of things in the form of April O'Neil (Megan Fox) and Vernon Fenwick (Will Arnett).
After watching the two work on a scene, they took some time out to speak to us about the new movie, their roles, and about human on turtle loving. Here then are a dozen things we gleaned from our discussion.
THIS ISN'T VERNON'S FIRST RODEO
Okay, he may never have come across ninja turtles or Shredder before, but according to Will Arnett, Vernon Fenwick has, "Seen some shit… he’s covered action before and now he’s really just wants to do kind of the puff pieces with April O’Neil." Clearly he isn't going to be too pleased then with the talking turtles and the rat and the generally bad things that go down in the film.
WILL ARNETT LIKES MICHELANGELO BEST… SORT OF
He calls it a "loaded question," but Arnett says that his favorite turtle is, "Probably Michelangelo just because he’s my kids favorite Turtle and he’s the funniest." It should be noted though that after saying that, he instantly backtracks and offers reasons to love Donatello, Leo, and Raphael as well.
MEGAN FOX LIKES MICHELANGELO THE BEST… AND ZACK MORRIS
Fine, Zack Morris isn't a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but that doesn't mean that Megan Fox can't use Zack Morris in an answer about crushing on turtles. "My favorite Turtle was Michelangelo because he was the funny one. He’s actually my first crush and I know everyone thinks that’s weird but little girls have crushes on cartoon characters because it’s what we’re exposed to first. So him and Zack Morris were my first crushes."
YOU CAN DEFINITELY EXPECT VERN TO CRACK WISE
Will Arnett is well known for being a funny man so one would expect him, particularly as he has something of a sidekick role here to toss in a few jokes here and there. One would not be disappointed, as Arnett admits to there being some wisecracking in the film.
WILL ARNETT PRETENDS TO BE SHREDDER AT HOME
It can't be easy having kids and working on such a popular kids' franchise. Apparently there are days during filming when Arnett will head home, walk in the door, and have his kids "Instantly go, 'Dad, can you be Shredder?'" We aren't saying that Vern will turn evil in the movie, but perhaps the producers want to consider that for a sequel.