MEGAN Fox was forced to miss the Beijing premiere of ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ after being stricken by an allergic reaction.
The 28-year-old beauty – who plays April O’Neil in the new movie – had joined co-star William Fichtner, producers Brad Fuller and Andrew Form and Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore at a press conference early on October 26 but was absent from the premiere later that day, prompting speculation she had suffered a reaction to the heavy pollution in China.
However, her spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: “She had an allergic reaction but not because of the pollution.”
On Sunday, the air quality in the city was more than 20 times higher than the recommendation for 24-hour exposure by the World Health Organisation.
Megan recently admitted she hopes appearing in the movie will impress Noah, two, and Bodhi, seven months – her kids with husband Brian Austin Green – when they grow up.
She explained: “I wanted to do this movie because I was a fan as a kid, obviously, but also I wanted to do it because I think I anticipate that my sons will be like, ‘My mom is April O’Neil!’
“I’m sure that won’t happen, because no matter what I do for work, I’m still always just their mom and I’m never gonna be cool. – BANG!