Michael Bay's 20 day cry
I had been standing outside Michael Bay's office for an hour. Yeah, I was pretty sure when I went out to the thing and I said, "Hey, I'm from Camelot Magazine, I'm here to interview Michael Bay," and they were like, I don't know you, who are you, get out of here and that I wasn't going to get in. But then we all heard this extreme amount of crying and they kind of just forgot about me at this point.
It wasn't until a little while later that one of Mr. Bay's representatives came out and through the sobs, he told me, "Yes, you are the interviewer, you see unfortunately Mr. Bay is not up to doing it right now."
"He sounds like not happy", I said.
“Oh, Mr. Bay is fine. This happens every once in a while. At some point he'll just start crying for days on end. It's what we call the cry phase of Michael's career, you see. And if he goes for 20 days, we submerge him in a water-like substance for a couple of hours and when he pops out, he'll come out of it with a brand new script for a hit film.”
"Oh, that's an interesting creative process I guess," I said.