Thanks to the rise of motion capture technology, we’ve got actors delivering killer performances, but essentially getting zero face time in major movies. There were quite a few notable elements in that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles footage we caught in New York the other week, but the standout was absolutely Michelangelo. Part of what made the material so much fun to watch was the humor, and a good deal of that falls on Mikey. Noel Fisher may have had a lot to learn jumping into this one, but based on what we’ve seen thus far, he nailed it.
With Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles heading towards an August 8th debut, we got the chance to hop on the phone with Fisher to talk about bringing Mikey to life via motion capture, the many components of his motion capture suit, how much turtle lore makes it into the movie, the film’s very different take on familiar villains and loads more. Catch the full interview after the jump.