Michael Bay’s response to getting attacked on set is completely awesome
Michael Bay, action-flick director and owner of one of the most deliciously self-aggrandizing personal websites on the Internet, got attacked on set Thursday on the set of “Transformers 4.”
While initial reports had insinuated Bay had actually been beaten up pretty badly, Michael took to his badass website Friday to explain that he came out unscathed. This is Michael Bay, after all—the Ferrari-driving, explosion-making action guru. Attackers did not lay a finger on him. When they tried to hit him with a freaking air conditioner he simply ducked out of the way, ripped it from their meek hands, and let the seven bodyguards it took to subdue the guy do their work.
Account below, from Michael’s site:
Hi, it’s Michael.
Yes, the story is being passed around is not all true! Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent asses to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks.
Every vendor where we shot got paid a fair price for our inconvenience, but he wanted four times that amount. I personally told this man and his friends to forget it we were not going to let him extort us. He didn’t like that answer. So an hour later he came by my crew as we were shooting, carrying a long air conditioner unit. He walked right up to me and tried to smack my face, but I ducked threw the air unit on the floor and pushed him away. That’s when the security jumped on him. But it took seven big guys to subdue him. It was like a Zombie in Brad Pitt’s movie World War Z—he lifted seven guys up and tried to bite them. He actually bit into one of the guards Nike shoe, insane. Thank god it was an Air Max, the bubble popped, but the toe was saved.
Then it took fifteen Hong Kong cops in riot gear to deal with these punks. In all, four guys were arrested for assaulting the officers.
After that, we had a great day shooting here in Hong Kong. The place couldn’t be better.