Explosions. Mayhem. Destruction. It's just another day on a Michael Bay set, and 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' is no exception. Only ET's Mark Steines and Samantha Harris are exclusively on the Chicago set for all the action with Michael and the film's new leading lady, Rosie Huntington-Whitely.
"Michael's a lot of fun," the actress and Victoria's Secret model tells Mark. "He's not a normal guy, and it's what we call here 'Bay-hem.' It's madness. Everything is exaggerated, it's crazy, he's crazy, everybody's crazy, but it's a lot of fun."
Acknowledging the mayhem, 'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf relates the advice he gave to Rosie when the movie started, saying, "It was along the lines of, 'This isn't the average movie, there's a lot of pain involved, make sure you check your pros and cons.' Women have a hard time here, not because of Michael, but because of the brute impact of this movie. It's very physical."
"I adore Shia. We have the same sense of humor. We joke around a lot," says Rosie of her seasoned co-star. "[Our first meeting] was really good and he was really honest, which I respected because it allowed me to be prepared for what I was walking into. It was going to be hard work, it was going to be life-changing, it was going to turn me upside down, inside out and back to front."
All this "Bay-hem" raises the question: Is Michael Bay certifiably mad?
Michael laughs and justifies, "The thing about directing is you can never say no."
'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' explodes into theaters everywhere in 3D July 1, 2011.