While interviewing Bernie Mac about his next film, the swimming drama Pride, the actor briefly talked about his role in Michael Bay’s Transformers.
“I play a used car salesman, and all used car salesmen are full of sh*t â€“ scuse my French â€“ but they’re con men,” said Mac. “And they came to my set and I sold them the Transformer; I didn’t know it was the Transformer, I thought it was a piece of junk. And the first thing you do as a salesman, a car salesman â€“ I didn’t know this, I did some investigating myself â€“ they always sell you the ‘bs’ cars first. It’s almost like a restaurant â€“ get rid of the food, rotate it. When they come, I didn’t know what the car exists of, and I just threw them a line; I’m a fast talker, quick whit guy. I got a chance to have some fun and Michael [Bay] â€“ man, I’ve been fortunate, man, because every director allows Bernie Mac to do his thing. I have not been handcuffed since my career started from Ted Demme; every time a director, every time we’d do it straight, they always tell me, ‘Now Bernie Mac it.’ That’s a luxury, you know.”
The Transformers hit the big screen on July 4.
Source: Heather Newgen