Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rodriguez, Lucas Talk Transformers

Photoshop by Mauricio, not realFinally coming out of hiding, Transformers 2 cast members Ramon Rodriguez (Leo Spitz) and Isabel Lucas (Alice) talk about Revenge of the Fallen with MTV.

Below is a section of the story and also a video where Isabel describes filming at The Free Library in Philadelphia. Ramon talks about auditioning for the role pretending to run from robots in Bay's office.

It's bigger, it's badder, it's better," said Rodriguez, who plays Leo Spitz, Witwicky's roommate at Princeton University and the proprietor of a Web site about conspiracy theories, from aliens to robots.

Quickly, though, Leo finds out that all this conspiracy mumbo-jumbo isn't just the stuff of paranoid fantasy. "I end up getting sucked into [Sam's] crazy world with real robots and finding out he's involved in the real thing," Rodriguez said. "My complete world is flipped."

Lucas plays Alice, another Princeton student who takes an immediate liking to Sam, even though he's still in a relationship with his hometown girlfriend Mikaela (Megan Fox). "The character of Alice is more the seductress," Lucas said. "She's got mysterious intentions that we don't really know about."

Rodriguez talked enthusiastically about a Decepticon named Demolishor — "Makes [Optimus Prime] look like a roach" — but went on to rave about another massive bot. "There's one even bigger than him," he said, referring to Devastator, a massive construction formed when several Decepticons come together. "It's crazy!"

Bay brought a couple of industrial-size fans to the Egyptian desert that blew 100-mile-per-hour, sand-filled winds at Rodriguez's face. He ended up dislocating his shoulder and needed to have his eyes flushed out for 45 minutes. Another time he had to sit perfectly still as a huge metal spike pierced the roof of his car, perilously close to his head. In those moments, he was not so much acting as reacting to a very real sense of fear.

"It's really borderline getting hurt, but you're still safe," he said with a laugh. "But you could get hurt."
Thanks to Linariel and DeceptiFreak for the interview link. The picture is a PhotoShop job from Mauricio that combined a previously released picture of Ramon hanging onto a pole with a still from the ShoWest montage.

22 comments:

  1. For those of you who want the 1080p of the ShoWest footage go to Demonoid to download it

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  2. I always thought Alice was sent to stalk Sam, as a decepitcon spy? Pretendor (sp?)

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  3. A really annoying 30 second commercial for Adidas and then I get told I can't view the video cos I'm not in the US? Irritating. Cheers for the text version.

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  4. It wasn't until that picture that I finally got what everyone was talking about. He clearly isn't on the ground below him. It IS as if he is floating.

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  5. hold on is ramon rodriguez saying theres a bigger bot that devestator? who wud that be?

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  6. he wasn't talking about one bigger than Devastator. He was originally talking about Demolisher and then said that there was one bigger than him...and that one was Devastator.

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  7. I read somewhere that optimus was only as tall as devastators fingers, so that photoshop montage is not accurate. The kid and the van would be swamped by Dev.

    Someone hook up a proper pic for us. Please!!!

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  8. So is Devastator trying to suck Ramon into his vortex of doom?

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  9. taht pix is fake well there are 2 pix on there the devs. 1 adn the Leo 1 is a different pix or there same pix and thats just someone who put 2 pix 2gether but they dnt yet have the real photo

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  10. RY, read the friggen post. It states that it's a photoshopped picture that's taken from 2 different pictures.

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  11. And use the damn English language the way it's supposed to be used. I'm tired of trying to decipher your Jr. High instant message talk. A little punctuation never hurt anyone either.

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  12. why would Rampage be Red? that looks extremely identical to the toy with the wip thing or the treads i think thats wat there called. but he looks like the toy but red. sorry for being offtopic but someone plz give me there thoughts on this

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  13. THAT PICTURE IS PHOTOSHOPED IN!!! Look at it CLOSELY!

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  14. Chinese Rulez4/21/2009 7:09 PM

    That is Shanghai? Big robot, ok?

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  15. yeah looks like it might be photoshoped.

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  16. Fellas the picture is photoshopped it says it at the bottom of the post...

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  17. Does anyone know the name of the red decepticon that's getting hit by Bumbleebee in the Showest footage? It's the one with the Doctor Octopus style tentacles. He looks really cool.

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  18. 'Does anyone know the name of the red decepticon that's getting hit by Bumbleebee in the Showest footage? It's the one with the Doctor Octopus style tentacles. He looks really cool.

    4/21/2009 9:26 PM'

    I think the general concensus is Rampage, but he turned red instead of yellow for some reason.

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  19. holy fivehead batman. the aussie chick from the first movie whose name escapes me at the moment was muuuch better looking.

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  20. I know this is only a photoshoped version but i hope Devastator is standing when using the VOD (Vortex Of Doom) Also there is a small problem look at the size of Devastator. In comparison to the crane and rest of Devastator Ramon Rodriguez would need to be half the size of this image.

    Also according to the concept art this scene may take place at night because of Devastator towering over a load of cars with a dark background. However this was likely done to obscure where Devastator makes his first appearance.

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  21. not to offend anyone, but that photoshop kinda sucks, i mean, for that to be accurate, Rodriguez would have to be at least the size of optimus prime....

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