Bay said: "The Obama thing? I met him in an airport where he was carrying his bag by himself and we talked about movies and apparently he likes my movies. So I figured we'll just put him in."I should add that this doesn't mean that Obama filmed a scene; it just means that the movie makes a reference to him or maybe uses TV footage to indicate he is the current president in the movie. Since most movies were filmed last year (before the election) they normally wouldn't be able to make that kind of reference but since Bay didn't finished editing until last week, he had more flexibility to add that in.
The director joked that he was able to include the up-to-date reference because he had only completed making the film last Wednesday [6/10].
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Bay: Obama in Film
From Digital Spy, Michael Bay had a chance to meet US President Barack Obama and learned that he admires his work. Thanks to Chris for the link.