Michael Bay is Unhappy with Actors who are Unhappy About Working with Him

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Hugo Weaving in Cloud Atlas (2012) Movie ImageOr, er, for him, anyway, since according to Hugo Weaving, who voiced Megatron in all three of Michael Bay’s “Transformers” movies, he didn’t so much as work with Bay as he worked for Bay. To the tune of “one hour and 43 minutes” of total “work” that netted him about $200,000 for the effort, apparently.

Yesterday, we reported on some very unflattering comments that Weaving made regarding his work on Bay’s “Transformers” movies. In short, he complained about the lack of contact with Bay and sounded almost offended by the lack of “art” involved in a movie franchise about transforming robots from outer space.

Bay, as he is wont to do, have now responded to those comments:

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.

He goes on to suggest that Weaving should donate his earnings to a charity or some such.

Now there’s nothing newsworthy here, except for the fact that Hugo Weaving will probably never ever be invited back to anything “Transformers”-related ever again if Michael Bay has anything to say about it — and he will, in case you were wondering, since he’s directing the upcoming fourth movie. So yeah, I guess there is a bit of news here after all. Go figure.

Shia LaBeouf, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Director Michael Bay in Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) Movie Image

Via : Michael Bay

Author: Nix

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  • BelmontHeir

    I’m trying to figure out the moral to this story: overpaid actors shouldn’t complain, don’t bite the hand that feeds you…or don’t badmouth Michael Bay and expect to work with him ever again…(Hell, Megan Fox hasn’t worked with *anybody* since she badmouthed Bay)

    • Lazz82

      Moral of the story: “Don’t scold your employer…or he will unleash BAYHEM!”

      • BelmontHeir

        What’s funny is that actors like Jeremy Renner have said similar things about the impersonal nature of making the Avengers, and yet you KNOW Renner will be back for the sequel.

        • Lazz82

          Because Renner KNOWS that Joss Whedon wouldn’t steer him wrong!

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Moral of the story? When you can make $200K from less than 2 hours of work standing in a studio speaking into a mic, there is absolutely no reason for you to be a dick about it.

  • edge007

    Maybe this is Weaving’s way of ensuring that he never has to work with Bay again.

  • Richard B. Riddick

    so did hugo weaving just wake up one day and say “HEY, you there, fack you, and you, over there in the corner, FACK you too..” although he does make a generally good point in the way of art and it wasn’t all mean or nasty or even a fack you to michael bay, he shouldnt complain about jack shit.

  • Aegon the Conqueror

    So there goes Megatron.
    I agree with both sides, but Weaving should have voiced it differently.
    ANd YEs Renner said that but his complaints were directed towards the fact that the Hawkeye he signed on for and the Hawkeye he played wasn’t the same guy, and Whedon conceeded. Plus Whedon isn;t a dick.

  • Sweet ‘n’ Tender

    Michael Bay is the poster boy of loud summer cheese, Hugo should have known this before he started working with him… I mean your not ever going to get anything particularly deep or artistic.