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Megan Fox: 'I'm not passionate about acting'

Megan Fox only enjoys acting when playing roles which give her an adrenaline rush.

The 30-year-old star reprises her role as TV journalist April O'Neil in superhero sequel Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, a role which sees her perform several stunts alongside the computer generated title characters.


While Megan prefers starring in comic book films to serious dramas, she has admitted she isn't particularly passionate about the craft of acting.


"I'm not necessarily very passionate about acting per se," she tells the New York Times newspaper. "I don't feel validated by being on a set or making a movie. I have a lot of fun making these movies, but it's not a representation of my innermost being."


While she may not enjoy immersing herself in dramatic roles, Megan does enjoy the adrenaline rush she gets from making stunt filled movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the Transformers franchise that initially shot her to fame.


"There's something that's more athletic about the process of making these movies, there's more adrenaline involved, there's more risk factor, there's more chaos, and so I just find it to be a more exciting experience," she adds.


In addition, when it comes to herself as a movie viewer, superhero films are at the top of her list. Megan adds: "These are also the kind of movies that I prefer to watch, because they're an escape into a supernatural world, which has always been where I prefer to daydream, anyway."


However, the actress may have to avoid roles in which she has to perform athletic stunts for a little while as in April (16) she announced she was expecting a third child with husband Brian Austin Green.


Despite her love of starring in action movies, the star fell out with Michael Bay, who directed her in Transformers, after comparing him to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.


Megan later ended her feud with Michael to return to work with him on 2014's first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film, which he produced along with the new sequel.


The star now regrets her negative comments about the filmmaker, as she explains, "The positive thing was that it forced me to be very introspective and go, 'You were not totally right in this situation.' I reached out to him, and we had a very genuine exchange. From that point forward, it was good."


Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows is released on Friday (03Jun16) after opening in the U.K. on Monday (30May16).