Paige Turco has gone from Pine Valley to the sewers.
Fans of ABC's daytime soap "All My Children" know the 25-year-old Turco as the goody-goody Pine Valley resident Melanie Corlandt. But to millions of kids, she'll be known forever as intrepid television reporter April O'Neil, thanks to the new action-comedy "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze," the sequel to last year's bodacious box-office hit.
In the latest chapter in the saga of the Turtles, Turco's April provides a haven for those wild and crazy pizza-loving sewer residents: Raphael, Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Donatello, and their brilliant master, the rat Splinter. She helps her new friends discover the origins of the green ooze that caused their mutation 15 years ago.
And just what was it like working with the four hottest leading tortoises in movie history?
"It was different," Turco replies. A former ballet dancer, Turco turned to acting when an ankle injury ended that career. "I knew there was enough child in me so I was ready to jump right into the part."