Michael Bay is proud of the latest addition to his Transformers family and he wants everyone in the world to know it. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was recently cast as Megan Fox’s replacement in the third film and the super model’s other employer, Victoria Secret thought it would be a good idea to put out a video congratulating her. If that wasn’t grand enough, Bay also took to his official website and welcomed the “actress” to the series.
In his latest website entry, Bay discussed the shooting schedule for Transformers that will take place in various areas around Los Angeles. And he also discussed Shia Labeouf and a couple of the newest cast members including Patrick Dempsey and of course, Huntington-Whitely.
The DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures production has been shooting on a sound stage at the former Spruce Goose Howard Hughes hangar at Playa Vista and will film exterior shots throughout the L.A. area over the next several weeks, including Long Beach, West Hollywood, Century City and Malibu.
“Mike, [producer] Lorenzo [di Bonaventura] and I are all big fans of trying to keep as much of our production in L.A. as possible,” said Bay’s producing partner, Ian Bryce. “It’s a big movie. All our stage work is being done here.”
In all, six weeks of the 4 1/2 months of shooting will occur in the L.A. area, with the rest of the filming spread across Chicago, Detroit, Washington and Cape Canaveral, Fla., and a few foreign locales, including Russia and an undisclosed African country, Bryce said.
And in case you missed it, here’s the over the top Victoria’s Secret video that surfaced earlier this week…
What do you think of Huntington-Whitely’s addition to the cast of Transformers 3?