The insufferable Michael Bay dares to criticize the great and mighty Megatron.
Source: Transformers' Michael Bay Strikes Back at Hugo Weaving
The cowardly and weak speck of an ant known as Michael Bay has responded to the glorious and wise comments of Decepticon Leader Megatron aka Hugo Weaving. Earlier this week, Weaving had this to say about the role:
"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. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things. Of course, it’s a massive film that’s made masses of money. I just happened to be the voice of one of the iconic villainous characters. But, my link to that and to Michael Bay is so minimal. I have never met him. I was never on set. I’ve seen his face on Skype. I know nothing about him, really. I just went in and did it. I never read the script. I just have my lines, and I don’t know what they mean. That sounds absolutely pathetic! I’ve never done anything like that, in my life. It’s hard to say any more about it than that, really."
Now that several days have gone by Bay finally decided to come out of hiding and give his response to Weaving's words:
"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 wasn’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 the people in America.
I have a wonderful idea for all those whiners: They can give their 'unhappy job money' to a wonderful Elephant Rescue. It’s the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Africa. I will match the funds they donate."
Shortly thereafter, the cowardly Bay revealed his inner Starscream and removed the comments, no doubt fearful of reprise from his lord and master Weaving, who let's face it was one of the scant few postives of Bay's Transformer movies. Bay would be an insufferable fool if he dare cross the actor if he wanted him to reprise the role. That or weak Bay recalled that there is no end to Weaving's command as Megatron, not even the character's death!!
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