Actor TJ Miller says working with director, Michael Bay was a ‘very bipolar experience’.
Comedian TJ Miller from HBO’s ‘Silicon Valley‘ was recently a guest on Doug Benson’s podcast series where he discussed working with Michael Bay on “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” where Miller played Lucas Flannery. It was apparently a “very bipolar experience,” according to Miller.
“Ya know, he has a specific way of communicating with people. Once he said to me, “Nothing that you’ve said is funny, T.J.! Not one thing all day! We hired you to be funny! There’s 300 people here! None of them are laughing at you! Say something funny! I can still cut you out of the movie!” And I said, “Michael, I would love that because then I would be able to leave right this instant!” And he said, “Say something funny! You haven’t even made the Make-a-Wish kids laugh!” To be fair to him, I hadn’t, and they were standing there like, “This . . . was not our wish.” Then the second the cameras stopped rolling he would say, “Hey, do you wanna get sushi and grab drinks?” It was a very bi-polar experience.” [JoBlo]
TJ Miller‘s comments are reminiscent of what Megan Fox said few years ago. Fox said that working with Michael Bay was “like Hitler on his sets”.
Maybe, TJ Miller is not that funny. Either way he has a unique way of filming his auditions. Check out his audition for Yogi The Bear.