Lynn loves rebellious reptiles with attitude. That’s why she’s so excited about “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.” But also because of the movie’s short, catchy title. Shredder’s former apprentice, Chris Van Vliet, was at the world premiere in New York.
This is a sequel, so of course in typical sequel fashion, everything here is taken up a notch or two. I was in the heart of New York City for the world premiere … and I’d call it a red carpet, but it really wasn’t a red carpet. As you’ll see, it’s more of like an asphalt looking carpet.
The stars of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” stepped out of the shadows and onto the red carpet for the world premiere, and they appreciate Deco’s red carpet style.
Chris Van Vliet: “I’m with Deco Drive in Miami.”
Michael Bay: “I can tell with the suit.”
Chris Van Vliet: “Oh, thank you!” (laughs)
Tyler Perry: “What’s up with the socks man? Let’s see.”
Chris Van Vliet: “Take a look, these are Bugatchi.”
Tyler Perry: “With the glasses on them.”
Chris Van Vliet: “Sunglasses.”
The turtles saved New York in the first movie. This time they have to save the world! The evil Shredder has it out for them. Thankfully, the guy who plays him is much nicer than his character.
Chris Van Vliet: “Is it like you’re hanging out on set, you’re laughing, having a good time, and then it’s like, ‘Action!'”
Brian Tee: “Completely. Completely. It’s like a switch. The hardest acting thing I had to do on this movie was literally trying to keep a straight face.”
I imagine it might be hard to keep a straight face when you’re working with Bebop and Rocksteady.
They’re played by Gary Anthony Williams and Stephen Farrelly, also known as WWE superstar Sheamus. They were so talkative, I decided to let them take over.
Chris Van Vliet: “I think you guys should interview each other.”
Gary Anthony Williams: “You have done a lot in your life. Is this your first time in a major motion picture?”
Stephen Farrelly: “It is indeed, Gary. How did you know this?”
Gary Anthony Williams: “Well, I do a lot of guessing and drinking.”
Helping out the bad guys is Tyler Perry as a kind of a mad scientist.
Tyler Perry: “I got a chance to sit back and watch the way off-camera was better for me, in the sense that I could learn so much.”
Michael Bay is the film’s executive producer, but he was able to sneak in some time in the director’s chair.
Michael Bay: “They gave me 50 minutes. Doc Rivers and his assistant gave me 50 minutes, or 45 minutes, and I had to shoot 60 shots.”
Stephen Amell: “I really do think that this is the Turtles movie that people have been waiting for. All of the stuff that we get to do with the state that technology is in nowadays, this is stuff that wasn’t possible even a couple of years ago.”
“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” opens in theaters June 3.
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