Megan Fox tells off ‘TMNT’ haters: ‘If they don’t love it, they can f— off’

Megan Fox

Here’s some photos of Megan Fox and Will Arnett at the LA premiere of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. She’s wearing a Marc Jacobs mini-dress, and it reminds me of one of those fold-out funnel cups. Megan’s bod somehow pulls off an inverted paper cup (this tour is all legs for her), but Will Arnett looks like he’s hosting The Love Boat.

Megan’s been promoting TNMT like crazy. The sad thing is that the film’s 9/11-themed exploding buildings poster has brought this movie the most publicity of all. Megan’s still working it though. She’s done her obligatory Cosmo stint and dispensed parental wisdom that wasn’t preachy and made sense.

The internet isn’t thrilled this film even exists. I agree with Kaiser’s sense of revulsion for the turtles (the creatures do look hideous). Megan’s getting defensive. She claims to be a lifelong fan of TNMT. Do people harbor nostalgia for the show? I never watched it. My brother loved Donatello. He’ll watch anything (even the Transformers movies), but he doesn’t care about this film. I think some people will hate-watch, but Michael Bay may have a clunker on his hands. Megan Fox confronted the haters by whipping out her profanity in a press conference. She referenced Transformers 4‘s success:

On the TMNT haterade: “Let me tell you something about those people. How much money did Transformers 4 make? Exactly. Those people can complain — they all go to the theater. They’re gonna love it — and if they don’t love it, they can f— off, and that’s the end of that.”

Why she wanted to do this movie: “I was attracted to this because I was a fan as a kid and I really wanted to do this. It was Valentine’s Day and I went in [to meet with director Jonathan Liebesman] and we were in there for five hours at Paramount for my first meeting. Brian [husband Brian Austin Green] is texting me like ‘It’s Valentine’s Day, where are you?’ and I got home and sent everyone an e-mail saying ‘You know what, it’s O.K. if you don’t cast me, I understand. I just want you to know that I’m going to be in the audience regardless.'”

On dressing sexy for movies: “I don’t mind doing that stuff, I think that’s been a part of being an actress in Hollywood since the beginning I don’t feel ashamed or like I can’t be taken seriously while also wearing a tank top. If you don’t take me seriously when I’m wearing a tank top, that’s your f—ing problem.”

[From CinemaBlend & TooFab]

The “new” Megan Fox is interesting. She’s still the same woman, you can tell. Her bitchiness rages underneath the Botox-frozen surface. She hasn’t changed much except that she’ll now defend Michael Bay forever. She learned her lesson after buying into her own Maxim hype in 2009. She once compared Bay to Hitler and Napoleon in interviews. She alienated the Tranformers crew by being “thankless, classless, and graceless.” Then no one watched Megan’s non-Transformers movies.

Megan now only wants to do one movie per year, but no one would hire her. She apologized to Bay and swooned over him. I don’t know what Bay’s getting out of the deal — an extra-clean Ferrari? It’s weird, but the Bay-Fox front has united. Bay also spoke about his haters to Variety: “They love to hate and I don’t care; let them hate. They’re still going to see the movie! I think it’s good to get a little tension.” Bay’s words are classier than Megan’s, but the message is the same. They probably still hate each other, but they have a working relationship.

Here’s some pictures of Megan at the Mexico premiere of TNMT. Her dress is Zuhair Murad.

Megan Fox

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet & Getty

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  1. Lis says:

    TMNT are great … Megan Fox is a twit tho. 😛

  2. LadyMTL says:

    My brother and I loved the Turtles when we were young but neither one of us has any desire to see this film. The TMNT look really freaky and the very idea of it being a Michael Bay movie makes me cringe. So yeah, I think this might be a dud. Go see Guardians of the Galaxy instead, now THAT is a fun movie! 😀

    • Stef Leppard says:

      I was so disappointed when I saw the preview recently. It looks awful and Michael Bay has of course turned the Turtles into big roidy messes. I loved the original live-action movie and the show, so it’s sad to see such beloved characters be ruined by that a-hole Michael Bay. I wish he would stay away from my childhood TV shows! If he remakes — aka ruins — Thundercats next I’m going to be really pissed.

      • Beatty says:

        Michael Bay ruins any franchise he gets his hands on. He so didn’t get the essence of the Turtles. He didn’t get Pearl Harbor either.

    • Mika says:


    • Tiffany :) says:

      I loved TMNT as a kid, but when I see the ads for this movie, I don’t feel any connection or any pangs of nostalgia because this story looks so different from the original. As a kid, I loved the whole surfer thing (“cowabunga” ” Totally tubular, dude!’ etc.). I used to love the credits where they showed the little tiny turtles in green goo, to explain their mutation. I just don’t see anything related to what I used to love when I watch these trailers. Their humor is gone, and that is what I loved about them.

      That being said, even if I did feel a connection with this film, I don’t think I would go see a Michael Bay film.

    • diva says:

      My brother was into the turtles when they came out the first time. My son is into them now. He has no interest in seeing this movie and he’s 10. It looks crappy and the turtles look horrible. I’ll be glad to not spend my money on this movie.

  3. bns says:

    I like her. Out of all of the It girls that can’t act, she’s the most entertaining. I kind of miss 2009 Megan sometimes. Hollywood is super boring lately.

    • WayPastMyBedtime says:

      Me too. She says it like it is and she’s very sarcastic at times.

      • Brin says:


      • Tiffany :) says:

        She says it like it is? It is hard for me to accept that she is a “keeping it real” kind of girl when her face is so very far from real. She says Michael Bay treated her like property, then grovels for him. She tries to keep it real, then she changes her mind it seems.

    • Dawn says:

      Totally agree and she has every right to express her opinion.

  4. Erinn says:

    I just can’t like her. I find her so dumb, and superficial, and talentless. I hope she realizes that her looks got her where she is, and that if she keeps screwing with her face, she’s not going to get any work.

    If I bother to watch any of this crap, it will be only for Alan Ritchson’s/”Thad Castle” voice acting.

    • TheOneandOnlyOnly says:

      Yes, good comment. SHe’s had years away from the spotlight to read some books and acquire a vocabulary, and she’s done neither.

    • bettyrose says:

      I can’t help but feel so sorry for this girl (by Hollywood standards). Yes, her looks are her gift. Period. But she’s a mother of two now, so she’s no longer adolescent bate and now being marketed as sex appeal for dads taking their kids to stupid summer movies. i.e. the clock is ticking loudly on her career. Again, not tragic by human standards, except that she could have worked her looks a lot longer to much greater financial reward had she not spoken out of turn about her (admittedly disgusting) director. And the reason she was egotistical enough to do it is that she was built up by Hollywood to believe she was all that – because of her looks.

  5. TheOriginalKitten says:

    On dressing sexy for movies: “I don’t mind doing that stuff, I think that’s been a part of being an actress in Hollywood since the beginning I don’t feel ashamed or like I can’t be taken seriously while also wearing a tank top. If you don’t take me seriously when I’m wearing a tank top, that’s your f—ing problem.”

    Yes this sounds exactly like something that a really terrible would actress would say.

    • WayPastMyBedtime says:

      I don’t think she’s terrible, but I don’t think she’s oscar material either. And I actually totally agree with that line, “If you don’t take me seriously when I’m wearing a tank top, that’s your f—ing problem” People tend to not take her seriously no matter what she does or wears, but she seem to have accepted that and chooses to continue doing what she loves, acting.
      I do admire her for her attitude – the acting not so much 🙂

      • lucy2 says:

        That sentence was probably the best thing she’s ever said.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I think people don’t take her seriously because she’s simply not a talented actress and she doesn’t take “serious” roles. Truthfully, teen action movies are probably the right genre for her, maybe horror movies as well. But to act as if people are slighting her or pigeon-holing her because of her sexy appearance is pretty silly, coming from Fox. That whole sentence reeks of Jessica Biel-ism.

        Plenty of talented actresses have taken sexy roles and been given critical acclaim for it.

      • Grant says:

        I don’t think she’s nearly as talentless as people try to make her out to be. I was one of the 12 people who went and saw Jennifer’s Body and I thought that she actually had some comic timing and gave solid delivery of Diablo Cody’s one liners.

      • bettyrose says:

        People don’t take her seriously because she’s a flavor of the week who once made the fatal mistake of taking herself too seriously. I cringe at the thought of what she must have done to climb back up to this level of stardom (i.e. a summer blockbuster that even kids are ambivalent about).

      • delorb says:


        That’s exactly who she is. I can remember Biel complaining about people not taking her seriously because of her looks. No, dear. Its your wooden delivery.

        Some actors complain about working 14 hour days, when nothing could be further from the truth. They are actually on set for 14 hours, usually sitting in their comfortable trailers, then they do a few hours worth of work. Most of its sitting around. So for her to complain about how Bay treated her is laughable.

        She played the ‘girlfriend’ role in those movies. As Kri said (further down the thread), she was probably given simple direction…and couldn’t even do that.

    • jane16 says:

      TOK, well said.

  6. Assistant Rachel says:

    Oh good God, relax, Megan Fox…its TMNT for Chrissake.

  7. eliza says:

    I have always had a soft spot for Megan. I can’t help but like her. I also think regardless of if she is face tweaking, she is still a very pretty woman.

  8. Mom2two says:

    I just do not understand why they would make this film PG13 when a good chunk of the audience is way under 13? I remember my nephews being into the Turtles in the early 90’s and they are a big deal again among the younger set.

    • Erinn says:

      See, that’s who they’re trying to market to, though. The kids from the 80s/90s. At least, that’s what I understand from it. It’s not for the little tots of this generation – it’s to appeal to the now adults who used to love TMNT.

    • Bridget says:

      I don’t get it either – especially since those kids from the 80s now have kids of their own. But that PG-13 eliminates a lot of that family audience. It was a weird choice.

    • Jenny12 says:

      They did this in the 90s with Hook, and they’ve done it with other films. They know many parents will ignore the rating, which is sad. They’ve done it with lots of big budget films- trying to get every single person in.

      • Lauraq says:

        Hook was rated PG, not PG-13. I only know this because my parents at the time were super strict about what I could watch and treated a PG-13 rating like an NC-17.

  9. Delta Juliet says:

    I am loving the new cartoons (thanks to my sons) but this movie…..the turtles look hideous. It’s distracting.

  10. aenflex says:

    TMNT was epic when I was a kid. I hate that Hollywood remade it. Double hate that Michael Bay remade it. Triple hate that Megan Fox is in it. I certainly won’t be watching.

  11. kennedy says:

    “Let me tell you something about those people. How much money did Transformers 4 make? Exactly. Those people can complain — they all go to the theater. They’re gonna love it — and if they don’t love it, they can f— off, and that’s the end of that.”

    ^ So, she’s not exactly wrong in saying that while critics and the general (sensible portion) of the public shat all over Transformers, it still went on to pass the billion dollar mark (the first film to do so this year). It saddens me that this is the world we live in – where Megan Fox can be somewhat right and Transformers 4 makes more money than every Wes Anderson film combined. However, she’s still a royal idiot, and that’s the end of that ;).

    • MonicaQ says:

      And that probably is the saddest thing. /sigh. People pay to see awful because LOOKIT THE CGI DINOSAURS

    • Algernon says:

      Transformers 4 is yet another example of how foreign markets will consume any POS movie we release. Any time I hear someone talk about how much better the cinema scene is overseas, I want to point to this movie. American audiences have figured this out; T4 has made the least domestically of any Transformers movie. Domestically, it’s a game of diminishing returns, but the international audience continues to consume the worst of our junkfood cinema like it’s caviar.

      There are great filmmakers making great movies abroad, but don’t tell me those audiences are any smarter than American ones, because we see time and again that they aren’t. TMNT will probably flop here, but go on to make hundreds of millions abroad.

  12. Patricia says:

    I was born in 1983. My childhood WAS ninja turtles. They were my imaginary friends, my favorite thing on TV, my favorite toys I owned, and my favorite game to play with kids in the neighborhood as we imagined we were the turtles.
    I will NOT be seeing this mess.

    If you want to watch the ninja turtles then get some VHS tapes from the 80s, and watch them! The turtles only really live in the old TV show. All this new stuff, I don’t even know what that is. It’s not right!!!
    Cowabunga, dudes.

    Also, it gives me an unreasonable rage when I hear little kids today refer to the turtles as “Mikey” and “Donnie”. If , at the age of 6, I was able to say Michelangelo and Donatello then kids today can, too! Dang, kids today be all dumb and s**t.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      LOL. Cute about them being your friends and toys.

    • Mika says:

      Sadly tho,Mikey and Donnie is what they call each other in the newer versions of their animated series. So it’s not 100% the kids’ fault..

    • Lauraq says:

      LOL I actually tried to crawl down a manhole to meet the turtles when I was little. I wanted to marry Donatello, then Michelangelo. And I still have the VHS of the episode where Shredder put monster eggs on pizzas!!

  13. Happyhat says:

    I was pretty much done with the first live-action TMNT movie. I’ve got no need to see another one, and Michael Bay often makes the most boring blockbusters.

  14. QQ says:

    “Do people harbor nostalgia for the show? I never watched it. My brother loved Donatello. He’ll watch anything (even the Transformers movies)”

    I have a Question: Are you my Bf’s sister??
    Ugh He watches every single one of those shitty heroes and robots and mutants and terrible everything Michael Bay movies, and lives in a 90s cartoons and toys nostalgia tinged haze and even He isnt watching this mess.. Those things are super duper revolting to look at

  15. T.C. says:

    Megan looks bad in that upside down cup dress. It’s too short for the design so looks like a half finished dress. Much prefer Will Arnett’s white suit. I have to give it to Megan though for having great legs with actual muscle definition unlike the bony shapeless legs of the Taylor Swifts and Kristen Stewarts who look like they have never been to a gym in their lives.

    I give her credit too for being honest about Hollywood just being about wanting actresses to look sexy. She’s not trying to pretend like other actresses [Scarjo].

    The negative: she’s wrong for saying the FU to people who may not like her film. She will learn soon just like with the Michael Bay incident that she is dependent on the audience for her paycheck. If TMNT flops she will be out doing an apology to the audience tour.

  16. kri says:

    I am sure that she did “swoon” over Michael Bay after she realized that even hot chicks have to kiss…ass…in H’wood. She can’t act, so her only option is to make movies that don’t have alot of dialogue. She must hear “Stand here, bend over and open your mouth slightly” a hundred times a day on set. And off, of course.

  17. shannon says:

    A TMNT animated movie came out not too long ago…maybe seven years ago? I remember taking my son to see it and it wasn’t bad at all. Not sure why they had to go and mess w/it.

  18. Holiday says:

    I don’t know what everyone’s talking about. I think it will be a hit.

    • FingerBinger says:

      I don’t know if your’re kidding or not,but it could be a hit. I know I was surprised when The Smurfs movie did well. It did so well that they made a sequel.

      • cr says:

        The first Smurfs movie did most of its money overseas. And The Smurfs sequel didn’t do near as well. So hopefully no more smurfs movies. At least until HW reboots it in five years.

        I think this movie will do decent box office the first weekend.

      • Happyhat says:

        I think it’ll be a hit, because many people will go to see it because of it’s “What the hell have they done to the TMNT?!!!! I MUST GO TO SEE THIS MOVIE TO SUFFICIENTLY COMPLAIN!!!” hype.

  19. lucy2 says:

    What a terrible way to try to get people to come to your movie, whining about haters.

    • Algernon says:

      What drives me crazy about this argument, which Michael Bay has made before and now Fax is spouting, is that it doesn’t acknowledge that the hate stems from the fact that Bay makes crappy movies. It is ***bad filmmaking*** that people are responding to. If it was just a dumb action movie no one would care. In fact, in the 1990’s, everyone loved Bay’s dumb action movies. But he’s regressed as a filmmaker and is making terrible movies consistently and everyone knows it, thus the hate. He thinks it’s because we’re all being snobby, but his decline has coincided precisely with the rise of internet film culture and more and more people understand the basics of good filmmaking now and recognize that Michael Bay is not good filmmaking. He hasn’t evolved with an evolving audience.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yes – don’t bother trying to get better writers, have an actual story, or listen to any of the criticism in the chance that it’s constructive – just keep churning out worse and worse crap and then calling people haters when they rightfully say it’s crap.

        They both could have said something along the lines of “It’s popcorn escapist fun and that’s all it’s trying to be, it might not be for everyone but we hope those who go to see it enjoy it.” Whining about haters is just ridiculous.

      • Algernon says:

        Bay and the “writer” of T4 are both on record saying they don’t care about logic or story. Bay is well known for shooting movies before he even has a finished script in hand. He literally does not value even the most basic building blocks of cinema, and then he’s surprised when people reject his movies.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Well said, Algernon!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Exactly! Ugh. She was being less annoying for a while but I see that she’s back.

      EDIT: ITA Algernon. Bay’s movies suck balls.

  20. truthful says:

    I would never watch IT or wanna be tough Fox–ever! A waste of space.

    my god daughter was begging for the TMNT mac and cheese and I bought it…that’s as far as its going for me.

    The Box Office will speak shortly, LOL!

  21. truthful says:

    ps. Are we supposed to believe that her husband, did not know where she was for 5 hours on Valentines Day??

    yeah right.

  22. Jenny12 says:

    Well, her husband is a minor TV actor, they have 2 kids and he has another son from a previous relationship to support. I think she will do pretty much anything at this point. She’s had to suck it up and kiss butt, and rely on her looks, and that can’t be an easy road to go on. Hopefully, she will end up in a decent situation, a la Sophia Vergara.

  23. GIRLFACE says:

    I wouldn’t say people have nostalgia for the show or movies, maybe a little but they were definitely a major part of being a kid in the 90s for a lot of people. Especially if you had brothers. I harbor enough nostalgia or whatever to the point that I think this POS is uncool, trashy, badly done and not the fun representation of this widely beloved, offbeat, 90s cartoon I would hope for? Megan Fox … Gross! I hate her dismissive attitude. Not classy. And she has diabolical eyebrows and that permanent sneer. Not cute.

  24. Ivy says:

    I’m the only person in the world (with his mother) who loves Michael Bay ^.^’
    I like the new Megan, but I’m still mourning her old face.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      You’re not. I have a friend who went to film school who will defend Bay till his death. I mean, he’s a full-on Michael Bay fanboy.

      • Ivy says:

        Thanks for letting me know I’m not alone in this world! I’m such a fangirl my friends stopped making fun of me. They even take turns accompanying me see his movies. And every single time, they’re like “WTF did I just watch?” xD

  25. Lola says:

    Don’t care about her or her comments … just stop by to write … Did you see the Vanilla Ice commercial (mac and cheese – TNMNT)? Priceless …

    • Lauraq says:

      I loved that, because the kids going to see this movie won’t get it. It’s just for us who grew up with it. Go ninja go ninja go!

  26. ughinsomnia says:

    Ugh I was born in the 80s and loved TMNT, but this looks awful. Why do they have nicknames? Where is splinter? Why are they so horrifying? Will not watch or take my kids, so I guess I’ll go f*ck off.

    • jaye says:

      Splinter’s in it. He’s shown very briefly in one of the commercials for the movie.

  27. Al says:

    I loved TMNT growing up. My brother and I even had the board game. I won’t bother seeing this. The turtles look creepy. Is Splinter even in it? And why doesn’t April have red hair?

  28. Emily C. says:

    I hate Bay’s movies and I do not go to see them or rent them or otherwise watch them. I read and watch negative reviews of them, because those are usually funny. I dunno, does this somehow feed into Michael Bay’s bank account? I don’t think so. It probably feeds his ego, but he’s the kind of guy who thinks the sun rose today to please him, so everything feeds his ego.

    I loved TMNT, especially Raphael. The shambling abominations in this movie are gross. I’m sort of pleased, though, because I think it will flop and I would like Michael Bay to fail horribly.

  29. Liz says:

    I’ve always liked Megan. She has the cutest little shape. She makes almost any dress look great. Except for that tight, web-looking one .

    Also, does she have new veneers or Invisalign? Her mouth and teeth area look different … again. No one’s mentioned it but there’s something very obviously different. It’s like her face is in a constant state of metamorphosis.

  30. Lydia says:

    After the press is over for this movie, she will fade back into the background. She doesn’t have any movies lined up and she’s filmed nothing since TMNT. Her career is in its death rattle.

    Michael Bay. I just read this book titled, “I Want My MTV.” It’s about the music video industry in MTV’s heyday (late 80s, early 90s I guess). The funniest parts involve Bay and David Fincher when they were both directors at Propaganda Studios. Bay was referred to as “little Fincher” because he would obsessively try to copy everything Fincher did.

  31. Jessica says:

    She doesn’t have any talent. Why would they make a Ninja Turtles movie? Hollywood really doesn’t have any new ideas left.

  32. Lauraq says:

    My fiancee and I both loved the turtles growing up (the cartoon and first two live action movies, plus I really enjoyed the live action series from ’98 or so with the GIRL TURTLE!!). He wants to see it. I’m not so sure.
    What looks good about it is it seems to keep the goofy humor from the originals. They had some new series/movie in the 2000s that were more dark and angsty, which I thought was a weird direction to go when the series was always lighthearted-because, come on, it’s about teenage mutant ninja turtles!
    Not liking the scary monster-looking turtles, or the fact that the very non redhead Megan Fox is playing April.
    They should bring back those Ninja Turtle pudding pies for promotion, though. I would eat the hell out of those.