by: Austin Welch source: Movieweb
Also, Rosie Huntington-Whitley reveals a small tidbit about her role in Transformers: Dark Of The Moon.
During Toy Fair 2011 in New York City, Autobot leader Optimus Prime was issued a $115 ticket by NY traffic police, according to Movieweb. Hasbro commissioned the appearance of one of the film-used trucks that represented Prime in the movie, to appear at the industry show. When it was being dropped off at the show – apparently, the truck is fine for driving around a film set, but is not actually street-legal – it blocked traffic significantly, and earned its handlers said ticket.
However, it was discovered that Hasbro retained all of the proper permits, so the ticket may be waived after all. Well it should be! I tell ya – the guy defends our planet from evil, and this is how we repay him?
In the same Movieweb story, we learned something interesting from new cast member to the live action films, Rosie Huntington-Whitley. She and director Michael Bay also made an appearance at Toy Fair, and Ms. Huntington-Whitley revealed a bit about her character in the film, Carly, and the casting process.
“She’s English and is working for the British embassy… I can’t tell you more! That’s all I can say for now! I went to the casting unaware they were looking for a new female lead. We were told it was for a ‘nemesis’ role and I left thinking I was awful. The next day I was offered the lead! I met with Shia LaBeouf that evening and within three weeks I was on set shooting my first scenes…”
An employee of the British embassy? This is a far cry from the character’s origin as a preppy-but-hot MIT student, but then again, it’s the Bayverse, and it needs to be more AWESOME!!!!!!!11111oneone