Washington: Shia LaBeouf has revealed that ‘Transformers’ director Michael Bay is aggressive and difficult to work for.
LaBeouf, who started working with the demanding movie mogul when he was just 17, admitted that even the music choices he makes to get him prepared for scenes has been an issue on set.
“He’s an aggressive guy, hard to work for. Demanding... These movies are hard to make,” Contactmusic quoted LaBeouf as saying.
“One day we were shooting under a rocket, and it’s this big emotional moment for (character) Sam... (and) I have sense memory, so I usually pick songs that make me get to certain places emotionally.
“And Mike’s got a whole crew of military crew around him, a lot of Nasa guys, so he’s almost performing for the crew, in a way, as the director.
“So I put my song on... and the song for me, that gets me there... was a Feist song called Brandy Alexander, which isn’t necessarily what Mike wants to perpetuate on his set.
“So, you know, he takes my iPod out and he puts the Batman symphonic orchestral, like the general charge, music, which doesn’t necessarily bode well for me emotionally.
“So, then you got to have a conversation, like, ‘Mike, can you please play my Feist song?’” the actor added.