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Michael Bay Is P-I-S-S-E-D At Megatron!

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Michael Bay is directing Transformers 4 with a new cast and it looks like the man behind Megatron's menacing voice is definitely out.

The director is furious over comments that Cloud Atlas actor Hugo Weaving (most recognizable as Agent Smith in The Matrix) made during a recent interview.

When asked about his process for portraying Optimus Prime's arch nemesis in the three Bay blockbusters, he responded:

"It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it. They wanted me to do it. In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it."

Despite that clarification at the end of his quote, the man who hired him for "$200,000" worth of voiceover work took it pretty personally.

In a post that quickly removed from his blog shortly after publishing it, Bay wrote:

"Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs? With all the problems facing our world today, do these grumbling thespians really think people reading the news actually care about trivial complaints that their job isn't 'artistic enough' or 'fulfilling enough?' I guess The Hollywood Reporter thinks so.

What happened to people who had integrity, who did a job, got paid for their hard work, and just smiled afterward? Be happy you even have a job - let alone a job that pays you more than 98% of people in America."

Who knew Michael Bay was such a diva??? LOLz!

He proceeds to provide a link to an elephant rescue charity so that "whiners" can donate their "unhappy job money" to a wonderful cause. He'll "match the funds they donate", although it's kind of hard to do that now since the page with the link has been deleted.

[Image via WENN.]

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12 comments to “Michael Bay Is P-I-S-S-E-D At Megatron!”

  1. YaMan says – reply to this


    1

    What? You think Michael Bay is the diva here?

  2. susieserb says – reply to this


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    Well dude (Bay) does have a point….is this the guy that fired Meagan Fox for complaining?
    Here's the sad reality of life, there is always somebody ready to step in an take your job~love it or leave it.



  3. 3

    bay is a bitch. who the fuck cares about these retarded transformers movies.

  4. fid says – reply to this


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    Bay makes horrible films and most of the actors that do it later say they thought the movie sucked and hated being in it. Yes they do it for the money (as anyone would) but it doesn't mean that they should be proud of the end product.

    It's not like any of us regular folks haven't ever worked on a job we hated (for money) and complained about it after. If this is like any other job then Hugo certainly has a right to say he didn't get anying from it. And why would he? He's the voice of a transformer in an overly CG'ed film with 0 content.

    Bay should just work on his next amazing project Armageddotron: Revenge of Pearl Harbor



  5. 5

    Most VO is done in the spare room of the actor home in from of a mac pro and a $800 mic. It's phoned in, why do you think all the smart actor LOVE doing cartoons it's easy money they can make in their bath robes. Easy as pie to find a Megatron replacement.



  6. 6

    Don't bit the hand that feeds you. I would be happy to take that voiceover job myself. People are very rude nowadays and I agree with Michael Bay's opinion.



  7. 7

    Agree with YaMan–You are actually criticizing Michael Bay here? Stop being part of the PROBLEM.

  8. powerpuff girl says – reply to this


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    hugo basically said that he was part of this shitty franchise for a quick buck. i don't see the problem with admitting that. at least he doesn't pretend like any of those movies are good like shia ladouche.

  9. Mrs. Momoa says – reply to this


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    Michael Bay is right. This Hugo man has the nerve to complaint about his lines in a voiceover and he is getting paid $200K for an hour or better yet 43 mins of work? Really…??? Some families don't make that much in 3 years of working 60+ hour a week.

  10. Claire says – reply to this


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    Tell ya what Bay…I'LL BE MAGATRON FOR $50,000. STFU Hugo, seriously, dry your tears with your Transformers paycheck.



  11. 11

    Team Bay. Completely right.



  12. 12

    Fuck Michael Bay. He and Suckheimer's need to relive their 12-year-old lives with shiteous, inedible movie crap is enough for me to take any side against them. Weaving is a genius. These fucks are the same douche-canoes who put guns on top of the Russian craft in Armageddon because they TOYS would sell better. Eat this, Bay.