This week has been about a lot of words flying back and forth and no I’m not talking about the presidential debate. Get real people, let’s talk about something that matters. I’m talking about the words of Hugo Weaving complaining about his previous roles as Red Skull and the voice of Megatron in Transformers. With Red Skull Weaving mostly just voiced that he’s just not really into that type of movie and wants to make ones he’s more personally associated with…you mean like Agent Smith of the Matrix triology or Elrond of LOTR. I’m sorry Hugo, but this is what you are and how are seen in the acting world. And guess what?! You’re fucking good at it bro. That’s the definition of a wheelhouse if you ask me, almost as much as mine is drinking and owning in Halo in late hours of the night. Let’s get to these words though from Hugo about TF:
“That’s a weird job for me because it honestly was a two-hour voice job, initially. I was doing a play and I actually didn’t have time, anyway. 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. They wanted me to do it. In one way, I regret that bit. I don’t regret doing it, but I very rarely do something if it’s meaningless. It was meaningless to me, honestly. I don’t mean that in any nasty way. I did it. It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things.”
Mr. Bay, do you have something to say in return with no regard for knowing that everyone will see it?
“Do you ever get sick of actors that make $15 million a picture, or even $200,000 for voiceover work that took a brisk one hour and 43 minutes to complete, and then complain about their jobs? With all the problems facing our world today, do these grumbling thespians really think people reading the news actually care about trivial complaints that their job wasn’t “artistic enough” or “fulfilling enough”? I guess The Hollywood Reporter thinks so.
What happened to people who had integrity, who did a job, got paid for their hard work, and just smiled afterward? Be happy you even have a job – let alone a job that pays you more than 98% of the people in America.
I have a wonderful idea for all those whiners: They can give their “unhappy job money” to a wonderful Elephant Rescue. It’s the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Africa. I will match the funds they donate.”
And god dammit Bay is right here people. He said what needed to be said about over paid actors bitching about THEIR JOB! I’m sorry that you took the job and knew what it was to get some money. A job that means so much to countless numbers of fanboys and fangirls. If you don’t care about the role then don’t do it and move to something else like Happy Feet 3. Yea he did the first two. Ungrateful mothaf!@#$!.
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