Nations will rise and fall, but it seems actors will never stop complaining about working with Michael Bay. The latest? None other than the voice of Megatron in Bay's "Transformers" films, Hugo Weaving.
Weaving was speaking to Collider
over the weekend to promote his role in "Cloud Atlas" and referred to his voiceover role as "meaningless." He noted he'd never met Bay, only spoken to him on Skype and added, "It was one of the only things I’ve ever done where I had no knowledge of it, I didn’t care about it, I didn’t think about it."
After industry publication The Hollywood Reporter
picked up the story, Bay went to his blog and published the following:
"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 isn't "artistic enough" or "fulfilling enough?" I guess The Hollywood Reporter thinks so."
He later added, "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 people in America."
Realizing he might be just exacerbating the situation, Bay went back and deleted the post. No word from Weaving yet on Bay's response.