Thursday, October 18, 2012

Michael Bay "Sick" of Hugo Weaving

It seems that Michael Bay did not appreciate Hugo Weaving's honestly when he spoke about doing the voice of Megatron for the Transformers films. Weaving commented that despite doing three films he never met the director and that the role itself really did not mean much to him, that it was essentially just a paycheck. I see nothing wrong with that the honestly as really no different then how I have looked at most of my jobs over the years. Obviously Bay had no concerns about Weaving's ability to do the job considering he still has not met the actor. While I was mostly indifferent to the comments, Bay was angry about it and shared those feeling on the his blog. The comment was deleted but Collider has a copy.
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.
While the odds of Megatron returning in the fourth film were already unlikely, this mini-argument probably put a permanent kibosh on the idea. I really have a problem with Bay's comments, just question the wisdom of saying anything as it renewed this story for another news cycle. The best move in this case would have been no move.


  1. how can you be sick of someone you never really met?

  2. And in typical fashion, Michael Bay can't handle criticism so he throws a hissy fit. Another reason why NOBODY takes him seriously. He truly is a man-child.

  3. its HONESTY ... NOT honestLy

  4. im more sick of the actors trashing roles that made them millions i agree with bay...if ya dont want a role dont take it...

    1. Martinus Prime10/19/2012 10:14 AM

      I'm with you dude! That article from weaving on his voicework on TF is the craziest thing I've ever read. He said he did not ment disrespect to the film(franchise), but it's very weird if you don't have any interest in your work, specially after 3 films, on worldwide blockbusters with millions of fans!

      I get that the voice actors are called in, in the last part of production, weeks before the release, that's normal in that line of work, but this is just ridiculous.

      I'm also with Bay, but it's very weird they never met after 3 films. Even Peter Cullen has been on set wit Bay.

  5. So Michael Bay now fires Hugo Weaving too?
    Who else will he fire next ?

  6. I love how the blogger extrapolates things in the statemtent by Bay, using the title "Michael Bay SICK of Hugo Weaving" while in TFW2005 it simply says "Michael Bay REPLIES To Hugo Weaving's Statement"

    Nothing implied in the TFW2005 title, just informing you that a response was made; meanwhile this post title makes it look like Bay truly hates Weaving.

  7. starscream did all this...i should have known

  8. So in other words you should've did as the fans asked and stuck with Frank Welker

  9. Bay has a point.

  10. Get a life, Michael. I've read the comments Hugo made. He criticises neither the films nor Michael. Michael is coming off as a tantrum thowing little baby because someone doesn't get orgams just thinking about his past voiceover work for him. Hugo's done far more important films, both artistically and financially.


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