Michael Bay's Star Trek Connection
Transformers director Michael Bay may be exploiting his cousin, wife of Leonard Nimoy, to get the Spock actor to voice a Transformer.
Many are wondering if the talented Leonard Nimoy will lend his voice in the upcoming movie.
“I’m still not done with all the voices,” Bay explained recently about the “Revenge of the Fallen” robot casting for the film, which hits theaters on June 24th.
As fans of the original show remember, Leonard Nimoy was the voice of characters like Galvatron in the 1986 cartoon “Transformers: The Movie.” And “Revenge” writer Roberto Orci has said that he’d like to see Nimoy return for the summer blockbuster. Further clouding the issue, however, is the fact that Bay and Nimoy are…related?
You might think that their familial ties would make such a deal easier; Bay, however has said that it’s quite the opposite.
“You know, he’s related to me,” laughed Bay. “And now that you are filming this, maybe you can send it to him.”
“[Nimoy] is married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin to me,” Michael explained, saying that he’s afraid of insulting his famous relative with the meager amount he is able to pay his voice actors. “I just feel kind of bad about asking him. Like ‘I can’t pay you that much? But would you do this voice?’”
So Michael hasn’t worked up the nerve yet to ask his famous cousin – who appears in next month’s “Star Trek” – to lend him his vocal talents. Instead, the pair have been using a third relative as a go-between.
“Would he do it?” Bay asked. “He suggested to my mom that he might do it.”
So there you have it Michael Bay has had his mother ask Nimoy to voice a character in Fallen, personally, I would like to see Nimoy play the Fallen or Unicron.
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