“It looked ridiculous, so we got a yellow jacket instead,” explains the 28-year-old, who also has son Noah, 23 months, with husband of four years Brian Austin Green, 41. “I was kind of relieved it got nixed.” The Rockwood, Tennessee, native talks turtles with Us.
Q: Were you into TMNT as a kid?
I was such a big fan of the movies and the cartoon. So I pursued this pretty hard.
Q: You didn’t just film postbaby; you filmed while pregnant. Any concerns?
There’s a lot of running, climbing and jumping, so I was constantly like, Oh, I hope I’m doing everything right because I’m growing a human being.
Q: Did you bring Noah to the set?
Yes. Any moment I had, I would run back to my trailer to feed, play and bond with him while I could.
Q: Do you think your kids will watch this someday?
That was a big motivation for doing it. At some point, when they’re in their twenties, they might look back and be like, “Whoa, my mom was April. That’s kind of rad!”