Academy Award-winning actress and talk show host Whoopi Goldberg stopped by ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’ to promote her newest projects which included the film ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’ She mentioned that her character, April O’Neil’s boss Bernadette Thompson, is a reworking of the formerly male Burne Thompson. Since this is a minor character, I don’t consider that too big a deal, plus she adds some star power to the cast.
Goldberg brought a clip with her, showing her character interacting with Megan Fox’s April O’Neil who has been on the trail of a mysterious vigilante only to discover that there are actually four of them.
The clip is below followed by the film’s synopsis, but the discussion doesn’t turn to the Turtles until approximately 2:00:
The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April and her wise-cracking cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder’s diabolical plan.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES directed by Jonathan Liebesman (“Wrath of the Titans”), and produced by Michael Bay (“The Rock”). The script was written by Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec, based on characters created by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. The cast includes: Megan Fox as April O’Neil, Alan Ritchson as Raphael, Noel Fisher as Michelangelo, Danny Woodburn as Splinter, Jeremy Howard as Donatello, Pete Ploszek as Leonardo, Will Arnett as Vernon and William Fichtner as Shredder. It lands in theaters August 8, 2014.
So what do you think of Goldberg’s role?