Starting Over With Michael Bay
We both said and did a lot of things that we didn’t mean. No, no — I know that this isn’t my fault, believe me, hah-hah, but I do want you to know that I know I’m human, just like anyone, and I know I’ve made my mistakes too. I’ve passed judgement, I haven’t given certain things a fair chance. Relationships, even those between filmmakers and the public, are a two-way street, as they say, and I could have been better. But I don’t want to distract from the point of everything here. You brought us here to apologize, and you should be able to do that without interruption from me. I’m looking forward to a fresh start and a clean slate as much as you are. So, please, go ahead. From the Miami Herald, via Vulture:
“I will apologize for Armageddon, because we had to do the whole movie in 16 weeks. It was a massive undertaking. That was not fair to the movie. I would redo the entire third act if I could. But the studio literally took the movie away from us. It was terrible. My visual effects supervisor had a nervous breakdown, so I had to be in charge of that. I called James Cameron and asked ‘What do you do when you’re doing all the effects yourself?’ But the movie did fine.”
Ahh…ohhh. Ok. So. Is that it? Hah. Ok, I thought you were maybe going to have more to say, but…No? Huh. So that’s it then, just the Armageddon thing, about the studio. Well, ok. No — no, that’s fine. It’s whatever. I just thought you were going to have more things to say but I guess you don’t, so whatever, it’s fine. Yeah, it’s fine. Just drop it.