“I take him aside, I’m like, ‘Mike, this is the most important moment in the movie for me. The crux of my whole character, my whole arc. That doesn’t work for me, dude.’ … Now it’s two dudes ready to kill each other. … Spit’s flying.” According to LaBeouf, Bay left the set with the NASA/military entourage, and his director of photography finished shooting the sequence without him.In response to this, Bay posted:
After working on three “Transformers” movies together, the 25-year-old actor says, Bay is “sort of my big brother. …We’re both very game, very passionate people. Sometimes it’s not actor-director. Sometimes it’s two dudes yelling over explosions. Sometimes it doesn’t sound like the friendliest conversation. But we love each other.”
I read so many of these articles Shia speaks in, and the quotes are so wonderfully untrue. He is an actor that makes his own reality and that's what I love about him. To think for a second I would leave my own set to have someone shoot and finish the scene would never - ever happen. He is special, and a very talented actor. It has been an amazing five years together. I'm kind of sad to leave the franchise.Bay took exception to the idea he might walk off a "live" set and wanted to clarify things. I get the impression that Bay really doesn’t give two craps what people say about him until they make comments that make him seem unprofessional. Walking off a set is something you hear actors most commonly do but not directors. At this point with all the odd drama he has had to deal with between fans and his own actors he is probably glad to take a step back and do something else. It should be interesting to see what he does to follow up Transformers and can't wait to learn what Hasbro and Paramount plan for Transformers next.