A few months ago, I was standing on the set of Michael Bay’s Transformers: The Last Knight outside of Detroit, Michigan. In between getting to see Bay work up close for the first time and watching tons of explosions and gunfire, I was able to participate in a group interview with Mark Wahlberg. Since he was in every shot, we had to keep starting and stopping our interview, but considering how busy he was, I was happy to get any time with him. During our interview he talked about what’s different in the latest installment of the franchise, why his daughter (played by Nicola Peltz in Transformers: Age of Extinction) isn’t in the film, his relationship with Laura Haddock’s character, and more. Check out what he had to say below.
Question: We just watched you and watched some of this shit blow up and I have to tell you I’ve never seen anything like this on a set visit. Is this like the typical day on Transformers?
MARK WAHLBERG: Yeah, it’s pretty common. For a lot of explosions and stuff like that you’re harnessed to something getting swung in the air or dragged onto something or thrown onto something.
How does the experience in this one compare to the last one?
WAHLBERG: A little more tiring, a little older, but fun. For Michael and I this is our third movie so we’re quite familiar with each other and know where to push each other and bring the best out of each other. But I’m definitely not as young as I used to be, that’s the biggest difference. So you need to have new people, young people that are super excited and super eager to get in there anytime we’re doing something dangerous action-wise. It’s pretty annoying but I get it, I understand the enthusiasm, I just give it a little time.
Sounds like Cade isn’t too tired, he’s sort of harboring the Autobots in this world now at this point.
WAHLBERG: Yeah, you know, he’s like a man on the run which is fun, it’s a bit of an adventure story.
What happened to his daughter?
WAHLBERG: You’ll find out in the movie.
We heard this movie takes place a little bit of time after the last one, so can you talk a little bit about where…?
WAHLBERG: They wanted to make sense that I was older, a little slower. But yeah, you meet up with Cade now and he’s living elsewhere and he’s basically had to go on his own on the run, which is one of the reasons why, to protect his daughter and make sure that she is no longer hunted in the way that Cade is. But yeah, a loner.