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Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 1:51PM CDT

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In an interview with LA Times Hero Complex, Mark Wahlberg talked about the difficulties and experience of acting around a bunch on non-existing robots in the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction, mentioning how working on Ted (2012) helped him out. Check out a snippet below, and read the whole thing here!

Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots


Before Mark Wahlberg ever attempted to test his mettle vis-a-vis giant metamorphosing robots from outer space, and before he befriended a heroic battle-bot named Optimus Prime on-screen, the actor prepared for his latest part with an unlikely foil: a talking teddy bear with an outsize taste for prostitutes and cocaine.

Which is to say that before Wahlberg signed on to appear in Paramount Pictures’ mega-budget sci-fi thriller “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” he got a first taste of acting opposite computer-generated imagery in a certain raunch-comedy that became 2012’s surprise breakout hit.

“‘Ted’ was definitely a good warmup,” Wahlberg said of the movie in which he plays a Boston bro who co-habitates with his hard-swearing, magically alive plush toy. “With ‘Ted,’ it was a more intimate setting. But this movie is much bigger and more intense. You’ve got eight Autobots talking to you at the same time. There’s nothing but a pole or a stick really there. You’ve got to believe and totally commit. The most difficult part of acting is when you look ridiculous and have to confront the risk of looking foolish. You’ve got to be on the whole time. You can’t phone it in.”
Credit(s): Hero Complex
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1569916)
Posted by NovaSentinel on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:24pm CDT
Eight Autobots talking in a Bay movie?

Be serious...
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1569939)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on April 29th, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
lol @NovaSentinel

i know dude! remember how much jolt talked in tf2 lolol

i cant wait till a new reboot with a stellar cast of humans and robots gets made............

this new tf movie looks stupid, like the last 3!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1569944)
Posted by dreadwing95 on April 29th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
Mr_Autobot411 wrote:lol @NovaSentinel

i know dude! remember how much jolt talked in tf2 lolol

i cant wait till a new reboot with a stellar cast of humans and robots gets made............

this new tf movie looks stupid, like the last 3!

i know right jolt had so much personality
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1569967)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 29th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
NovaSentinel wrote:Eight Autobots talking in a Bay movie?

Be serious...


plenty of autobots talked in the movies


morons thinking the movies will change for the fans instead of the general audiance
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1569968)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 29th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
dreadwing95 wrote:
Mr_Autobot411 wrote:lol @NovaSentinel

i know dude! remember how much jolt talked in tf2 lolol

i cant wait till a new reboot with a stellar cast of humans and robots gets made............

this new tf movie looks stupid, like the last 3!

i know right jolt had so much personality



Not Bay's fault GM forced him to make up Jolt in the last month of filming




and its not his fault the writers strike happened that ruined ROTF.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1570303)
Posted by noctorro on May 1st, 2014 @ 3:11am CDT
I did not know that.

It's always easy to blame Bush, I mean Bay for everything. But I'm pretty sure there are other people also responsible for the things fans don't like.
Not sure what the problem is, I always talk to poles and sticks, I mean uninteresting people.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1570625)
Posted by SlyTF1 on May 1st, 2014 @ 10:44pm CDT
dreadwing95 wrote:
Mr_Autobot411 wrote:lol @NovaSentinel

i know dude! remember how much jolt talked in tf2 lolol

i cant wait till a new reboot with a stellar cast of humans and robots gets made............

this new tf movie looks stupid, like the last 3!

i know right jolt had so much personality


Way to pick the one character in the entire trilogy who didn't have any lines.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1570650)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:23am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
dreadwing95 wrote:
Mr_Autobot411 wrote:lol @NovaSentinel

i know dude! remember how much jolt talked in tf2 lolol

i cant wait till a new reboot with a stellar cast of humans and robots gets made............

this new tf movie looks stupid, like the last 3!

i know right jolt had so much personality


Way to pick the one character in the entire trilogy who didn't have any lines.



Topspin had no lines either.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction - Mark Wahlberg on Acting Around No Robots (1570694)
Posted by dreadwing95 on May 2nd, 2014 @ 5:16am CDT
SlyTF1 wrote:
dreadwing95 wrote:
Mr_Autobot411 wrote:lol @NovaSentinel

i know dude! remember how much jolt talked in tf2 lolol

i cant wait till a new reboot with a stellar cast of humans and robots gets made............

this new tf movie looks stupid, like the last 3!

i know right jolt had so much personality


Way to pick the one character in the entire trilogy who didn't have any lines.

that was the joke lol
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