As Transformers star Mark Wahlbeg said, acting in the series is the “purest form of make-pretend.” If that’s true, then it’s no surprise that the audition process involves showing how well you can play make-believe, which is exactly what The Last Knight star Isabela Moner had to do.
Talking to CinemaBlend about the process, Moner explained her peculiar audition for director Michael Bay.
[Michael Bay] made me go into the parking lot, look up at the building and start yelling at it as if it was a Transformer. Like Megatron, or something. And he was recording it, like making a mini movie. … This was the callback! This was my first time meeting him. The first day, and we were already doing weird stuff that doesn’t make sense! But yeah, it was great! It kind of set the tone for the rest of the adventure.
In the film, Moner plays Izabella, a street-wise Chicago girl who befriends two small Transformers and later meets up with Wahlberg’s character, Cade.
“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.”
Transformers: The Last Knight will make a last stand on June 21, 2017. The film’s cast includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Isabela Moner, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, John Turturro, Laura Haddock, Anthony Hopkins, and Santiago Cabrera. The vocal talents of Peter Cullen, John Goodman, John DiMaggio, and Mark Ryan will also be featured.
2017 Summer Movie Preview: What To Look Out For
What do aliens, robots, superheroes, pirates, genetically-modified apes, and Will Ferrell all have in common? All of them will be visiting theaters this summer, most as perennials of the blockbusters sphere. There’s a cavalcade of riches this summer, with new offerings from both DC and Marvel, new (and in some cases, final) installments in long-running franchises, and a couple newcomers testing the waters for future sequels. Even some non-theatrical films get in on the fun, like Netflix’s War Machine starring Brad Pitt.
Here are over 20 films worth seeing over the next four months. Click Next to start!