Movie director Michael Bay is used to being in charge of film productions that can literally costs hundreds of millions of dollars. However, the man who helmed box office hits like "Bad Boys", "The Rock", "Armageddon" and the three Transformers movies (with a fourth due later this summer) couldn't handle the breakdown of a simple teleprompter.
Bay made an appearance today at Samsung's CES 2014 press event in Las Vegas, to help the company promote a new 105 inch UHD TV that happens to be the world's largest with a curved display. As shown by CNet's YouTube channel, Bay came on stage and immediately seemed uncomfortable talking with the Samsung executive. A few seconds later, Bay admitted that the teleprompter that was feeding him lines was broken and decided to "wing it."
Hey, we have all been there when it comes to public speaking; sometimes you just have to push through the technical issues. However, Bay was unable to stay on stage for longer than a few more seconds as he apparently was unable to "wing it". The video shows him apologizing and moving quickly off the stage, to the obvious shock of the Samsung executive.
Bay later posted a quick note on his official blog that began with, "Wow! I just embarrassed myself at CES." He added, "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." That would be an understatement.
Source: CNet on YouTube