Jerrod Carmichael on Making ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ and Working with Michael Bay

     June 23, 2017

With Transformers: The Last Knight now playing around the world, the other day I landed an exclusive interview with Jerrod Carmichael. He talks about getting to work with Michael Bay, memorable moments from filming, how the VFX are so much better than the first film, who he plays in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist, and a lot more.

As most of you know from the trailers, the fifth installment expands the mythology of the Transformers universe by introducing a medieval-centric backstory with Mark Wahlberg reprising his lead role from Transformers: Age of Extinction. The film also stars Anthony Hopkins, Laura HaddockStanley Tucci, Jerrod Carmichael, John Turturro, Josh Duhamel, Isabela Moner, Gil Birmingham, and Jean Dujardin.


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Check out what Jerrod Carmichael had to say in the player above and below is exactly what we talked about followed by the official synopsis and a few images.

Jerrod Carmichael:

  • Talks about the way Michael Bay is on set.
  • Did Bay ever get mad at him?
  • Talks about memorable moments from filming.
  • Has he ever worked with so many cameras on a movie set?
  • How the VFX on the film are so much better than the first film.
  • Has he tried to explain the plot to people?
  • Who does he play in The Disaster Artist?

Here’s the official synopsis for Transformers: The Last Knight:

The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Mark Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Sir Anthony Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Laura Haddock).

There comes a moment in everyone’s life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.

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