Michael Bay Walks Off Stage Following Blunder At CES
Transformers director Michael Bay ran into some technical difficulty while giving a speech for Samsung at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Monday.
Michael Bay Exits Stage At Tech Show
While Bay was up on stage presenting Samsungs’s new curved HDTVs, he appeared to have difficulty following the teleprompter. When he couldn’t regain his place – or his composure – he took his leave of the tech show stage, saying, “The type is all off… sorry.”
Before he walked off, Bay had begun his introduction to the 105-inch UHB television, seemingly without a hitch. "My job, as a director, is I get to dream for a living,” he said, before he became flustered. "And what I try to do is I … uhhh, the type is all off — sorry, but I'll just wing this." Prompted by Samsung Executive VP Joe Stinziano, he continued, "We'll wing it right now. I try to take people on an emotional ride and…"
Bay later explained his awkward departure in a blog post:
"Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES," he wrote on his website. "I got so excited to talk, that I skipped over the Exec VP's intro line and then the teleprompter got lost. Then the prompter went up and down – then I walked off. I guess live shows aren't my thing."
“But I’m doing a special curved screen experience with Samsung and Transformers 4 footage that will be traveling around the world,” Bay added.
Bay's Transformers 4: Age of Extinction, starring Mark Wahlberg and Nicola Peltz, is slated to his theaters June, 27.
– Chelsea Regan