Transformers: Age of Exasperation; Michael Bay Awkwardly Exits Samsung Conference
Samsung just finished their CES 2014 Press Conference in Las Veges moments ago. Transformers director Michael Bay was in attendance to help introduce the company’s new UHD curved televisions. Bay was supposed to talk about his approach to the film making process and how the curved TVs would help improve the home viewing experience when it comes to watching big blockbuster movies like the ones he makes. The director started out OK, but the teleprompter stopped working. That’s when things took an awkward turn. Bay‘s onstage companion tried to recover the situation by trying to wing it and pitch the director a softball question about what inspires him. Bay got flustered about the whole teleprompter snafu and decided to just walk offstage instead. After saying “Excuse me, I’m sorry” he exited stage right and left his companion to try and pick up the pieces. An awkward round of applause was given to Bay for his brief appearance. That was pretty much the only interesting thing in the presentation, and you can watch the scene play out in the video below. Bay can recover from having an air conditioner chucked at his head while filming Transformers: Age of Extinction, but a teleprompter glitch is what makes him lose his composure. After the last two Transformers films I would have never guessed scripts were that important to him. What do you think about Bay‘s decision to make a quick exit?
UPDATE: The director has responded to the incident on his official website:
Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES – I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP’s intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren’t my thing.
But I’m doing a special curved screen experience with Samsung and Transformers 4 footage that will be traveling around the world.
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Source : SlashFilm