Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere

Transformers News: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 7:09AM CST

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With the premiere of Bumblebee this last Sunday at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, fans and critics alike are buzzing over the film. The festivities weren’t only for the onlookers; several members of the film’s cast and crew were in attendance, and they joined together that night at Ohm’s Nightclub for a triumphant after-party. There lead actress Hailee Steinfeld, who plays Charlie Watson in the film proper, was surprised when her compatriots presented her with a cake in a surprise celebration for her upcoming 22nd birthday.

Amidst the hectic activity of the night, Steinfeld and several others on the crew were interviewed by The Hollywood Reporter to give their thoughts on the film’s production. In regards to the film’s rewrite, Steinfeld shared that, “Christina Hodson wrote an amazing script, which drew [Steinfeld] into this world… Kelly Fremon Craig, who wrote and directed [her] in Edge of Seventeen, did the rewrite, and [Steinfeld and Craig] had wonderful conversations about developing Charlie’s voice into what you see now.”

In addition to acting, astute readers may know that Hailee Steinfeld has written a song for the film’s soundtrack. A self-admitted ‘bucket list’ item, she described the process as follows: “I wanted the song to ring true to the 1980s, while being able to fit into [her] body of work as an artist.”

She also comments on the filming itself, and the bizarre circumstances under which she performed due to her main acting partner, Bumblebee himself, being wholly computer-generated. In her own words, “When you’re reading the script, you’re kind of taking it all in as if it’s real… When you show up to set and they tell you you’re working with a tennis ball and a stick for four months, you realize it’s not going to be easy.”

Transformers News: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere

For more of the interview, and a taste of Director Travis Knight, fellow actors Pamella Adlon and John Cena, writer Christina Hodson, and voice actors Justin Theroux and Angela Bassett’s experiences please refer The Hollywood Reporter’s full article, posted on their website.
Credit(s): The Hollywood Reporter
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Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998609)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:14am CST
15ngcs1 wrote:I think he's following Steven Spielberg's footsteps. Spielberg never directs sequels. He only executive produces them.


LOL WOT?

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Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998610)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:17am CST
Jurassic Park The Lost World wants to say hello as well
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998611)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:27am CST
Fine Spielberg said he rarely directs sequels
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998617)
Posted by william-james88 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:41am CST
15ngcs1 wrote:Fine Spielberg said he rarely directs sequels

Maybe he talks about these days, but when you look at his career he has 4 sequels out of 32 films. That's way more than rarely.
And guess what film he will be working on soon, ANOTHER SEQUEL to Indiana Jones

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/indi ... 202861005/
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998619)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 8:51am CST
he's very dedicated to that particular franchise if he chose to direct all of them
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998620)
Posted by snavej on December 13th, 2018 @ 9:03am CST
Film cut? I'll have to see an uncut version for Bumblebee's Hot Rod, then!
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998621)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 9:05am CST
:lol: if only hot rod was in the film to begin with!
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998631)
Posted by chaddicus on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:06am CST
Nowhere in this short article does it have anything saying he is retiring from the Transformers films, aside from the title. All it says is he's going to go work on animation projects, which if you're a director, you move on to your next job. He could easily come back for the next instalment, if there is a next instalment, which would be years away.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998632)
Posted by 15ngcs1 on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:07am CST
true. these titles are always misleading.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998633)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 13th, 2018 @ 10:11am CST
Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1998960)
Posted by noctorro on December 15th, 2018 @ 3:02am CST
Well, I'm going to need to drop my opinion here as well as an '85 kid who grew up with G1


Bumblebee was awesome! I agree with the person who said I'd spend another whatever bucks on the 5 minutes of Cybertron alone.

Damn I love this movie. It starts with action, we actually have flying Tran...

Spoilers!!!!

No, no spoilers. I love the movie, it has character development, it has humor. It has slow parts and takes it's time with scenes and moments. The action is great! I do think the forrest battle is still thé best battle. But man would that forrest battle have looked good with Transformers looking Transformers.

I love the very few Transformers in the movie so that they actually have screentime. I know everybody loves the first movie but Megatron and Starscream had a 4 second dialogue wich made it look like they were an adaptation of anything. Otherwise the cons were just mindless drones to be brutally murdered by peace loving Autobots.

I like he humans, I was very unsure about John Cena (European and don't watch/follow any of that WWE stuff a lot of Americans are crazy about, I do like the womens WWE, sick moves and hot chicks). I liked the family, a bit cheesy at times but not overly and actually had some deep elements.

I loved the relationship between Charlie and Bee, and Charlie and afro boy. It was sweet. If Bay directed this than afro boy would be spying on Charlie taking showers. My god it's so fresh no not see that depraved sexuality we have nowadays with 16 and pregnant, instaho's, Nicki Minaj and women getting to be celebrities and influencers by effing some rich black dude. Man that part of our pop culture is destructive and lizard brain sad as hell.

Ontopic, Cybertron man... Cybertron.

Travis Knight knows his stuff and made his film and I love it. He loves Transformers and I hope this director get's another chance at my most favorite franchise.

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The last scene where Bumblebee takes off on the bridge, damn man, chills and almost tears...

I had a great time watching the early screenings of Bumblebee and am going to watch it with the waifu again soon, and at least one more time solo after that. I love this film, I love the fact that the current toyline Siege looks a lot like the Cybertron parts.
They really changed a lot since there are no Cybertron scene toys on the shelf or in the making as far as we know. So the director really had power and took a stand to have that scene in.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999160)
Posted by Black Hat on December 16th, 2018 @ 9:10am CST
EDIT: Whoops, wrong thread!
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999246)
Posted by Salacious_Monk on December 16th, 2018 @ 8:17pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.


Whoever the next director is, he should be somebody who grew up watching the G1 series...
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999268)
Posted by Burn on December 16th, 2018 @ 11:02pm CST
For those posting spoilers, we have a thread for it.

Salacious_Monk wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.


Whoever the next director is, he should be somebody who grew up watching the G1 series...

Why?
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999281)
Posted by Salacious_Monk on December 17th, 2018 @ 1:34am CST
Burn wrote:For those posting spoilers, we have a thread for it.

Salacious_Monk wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:Basically he's not doing the next one there's talk that Paramount are looking at other people for the Optimus Prime movie.


Whoever the next director is, he should be somebody who grew up watching the G1 series...

Why?

That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999290)
Posted by Burn on December 17th, 2018 @ 3:12am CST
Salacious_Monk wrote:That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.

What about those fans who got into transformers because of Beast Wars?

Or those fans who got into Transformers because of Armada/Energon/Cybertron?
(Both groups are old enough to have disposable income now)

WHY does it constantly have to be G1? WHY can't it be something new and different? I mean it's only a franchise whose core concept is about change. Image
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999311)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 17th, 2018 @ 7:12am CST
Burn wrote:
Salacious_Monk wrote:That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.

What about those fans who got into transformers because of Beast Wars?

Or those fans who got into Transformers because of Armada/Energon/Cybertron?
(Both groups are old enough to have disposable income now)

WHY does it constantly have to be G1? WHY can't it be something new and different? I mean it's only a franchise whose core concept is about change. Image

:BOWDOWN:

Maybe in thirty years time we'll get a beast wars movie, but who am I kidding, they'll still be beating the G1 horse's skeleton.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999313)
Posted by Black Hat on December 17th, 2018 @ 7:48am CST
Burn wrote:For those posting spoilers, we have a thread for it.

Ah, whoops! Sorry about that, I'll move the post to the relevant thread.
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999321)
Posted by Salacious_Monk on December 17th, 2018 @ 8:13am CST
Burn wrote:
Salacious_Monk wrote:That's because otherwise the director will hardly understand how most fans fall in love with transformers in the place.

What about those fans who got into transformers because of Beast Wars?

Or those fans who got into Transformers because of Armada/Energon/Cybertron?
(Both groups are old enough to have disposable income now)

WHY does it constantly have to be G1? WHY can't it be something new and different? I mean it's only a franchise whose core concept is about change. Image

These two series can never match the G1 series. The stories of these two series were OK. But the biggest problem is that there were too few characters. In addition, the robot designs in Beast Wars were utter horrible...
Re: Hailee Steinfeld Interview Following Bumblebee Premiere (1999325)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 17th, 2018 @ 8:22am CST
I'm afraid I must disagree as in my view (your milage will vary) both of those series are superior to G1 toon. The G1 toon was just a toy commercial where you bad characters appearing for no reason (hey Astrotrain where did you come from! And the protectorbots! At least the aerialbots, stunticons, combaticons and technobots got an introduction)

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