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

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