[Video] Michael Bay succumbs to stage fright at CES

We’ve all had our moments where we shrink in the spotlight in some capacity. However, when you’re an illustrious Hollywood director, you would think the spotlight would be the least of your problems. Unfortunately for Michael Bay, he discovered his stage fright at the worst moment. During Samsung’s press conference yesterday as part of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Transformers director fumbled with his lines, eventually getting frustrated to the point where he walked off stage awkwardly.

Following the abrupt appearance, Bay turned to his website to address the situation, chalking everything up to a teleprompter error:

Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES – I was about to speak for Samsung for this awesome Curved 105-inch UHD TV. I rarely lend my name to any products, but this one is just stellar. 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.


I bet the huge reveal would have involved the 105″ TV turning into the next Decepticon. Thanks for ruining the moment, Michael!

[via IGN]

Geoff Henao

Geoff Henao is a writer/kinda photographer affiliated with the Chicago collective LOD. His interests include film, punk rock, cute girls, graphic novels, video games, and the Chicago Bulls. He's funny sometimes.

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