Adil El Arbi: We were looking for a cameo as part he would play. Maybe it was a boy who was going to die in the movie? There are two places where we play ourselves in the movie. Bilall is hitting Rita, and Will is stealing my car. [Smith]. So, both scenes were options for Michael Bay.
Bilall Fallah: And then we had the idea of the MC. We were thinking: “Okay, we have to make it a true take on Michael Bay.” Then the camera rotates 360 around it.
The Arbi And it turns counterclockwise with the shot!
Fallah So it’s a true moment of Michael Bay with Michael Bay And he ran it himself. We were, like, watching him direct his own shot.
The Arbi Yes of course! When Michael Bay is there on set. He simply explains the stable camera, how to do it, and knows how to turn. We didn’t tell him anything. … This shot will be studied in film school, because it is a super goal!