Megan Fox may be the cinematic April O’Neil du jour, but if you came of age during the ’90s, the real April will always be Judith Hoag, who played the daring yellow-loving reporter in the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. Hoag’s movie career largely trailed off after TMNT, but she’s been a staple on TV (she’s guest-starred on over 60 different series) and in the hearts of Ninja Turtles fans of a certain age ever since.
Well, it turns out Hoag was supposed to make her grand return to the Turtles franchise with TMNT: Out of the Shadows, but the scene was cut. Fortunately, the scene has now been released and, well, it’s interesting. Hoag plays a TV exec who offers the Megan Fox version of April a cushy anchor job worth “seven figures,” but of course April doesn’t really want it because she likes hanging out with mutant reptiles in the sewers too darn much. There’s some cute winking about how Hoag and Fox’s characters are “basically the same person,” and it’s generally a fun scene, but I can see why it got cut. Maybe it could have been saved if the table they’re at exploded or something.
TMNT: Out of the Shadows is out on DVD and Blu-ray now.
via Yahoo! Movies