19/10/2012

BREAKING: Michael Bay says something intelligent

Slagging off Michael Bay has become a sport in recent years because, frankly, he's questionable, but for once the world is hi-fiving "Bayhem" for verbally slapping a bunch of moaning actors. Hugo Weaving has joined Megan Fox and Shia LaBeouf by shitting all over the Transformers franchise that made the latter two famous and all three quite rich and Bay is not at all happy about it. Here's what he said in an open letter before quickly tearing it down:

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”? [...] 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.
 
I can't tell you how much it pains me to agree with Michael Bay over Mitzi Del Bra and while I don't entirely believe that he's fretting over elephants, he's quite right and they should shut the hell up. And since we're on the subject, I'd like to let any Hollywood producers know that I'd happily take 200k for a voiceover gig in a shit flick, as would EVERYONE ELSE IN THE ENTIRE WORLD.