Hugo Weaving Calls ‘Transformers’ Series Meaningless
Well, you get points for honesty.
Actor Hugo Weaving is no stranger to epic trilogies, but he admitted to Collider that he had no knowledge of the Transformers series, even after voicing the main antagonist, Megatron, in three films. He also revealed he has never actually met director Michael Bay.
“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,” Weaving said. “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 seems Weaving did for the paycheck, which is equal parts disappointing and understandable. “It was a two-hour voice job, while I was doing other things.” he admitted, adding that he had not read the scripts for the three films nor had he any idea what his lines actually meant.
“Of course, it’s a massive film that’s made masses of money. I just happened to be the voice of one of the iconic villainous characters. But, my link to that and to Michael Bay is so minimal. I have never met him … I just went in and did it. I never read the script. I just have my lines, and I don’t know what they mean. That sounds absolutely pathetic! I’ve never done anything like that, in my life. It’s hard to say any more about it than that, really.”
It’s okay, Hugo. We forgive you. Really, we doubt anybody read the scripts.
Meanwhile, Michael Bay intends to keep the good times rolling, having confirmed a fourth and fifth installment in the vapid franchise.