UPDATE, 4:25 PM: Michael Bay has taken to his blog to talk about walking offstage during a Samsung presentation at the CES confab today in Las Vegas. “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,” he wrote.
PREVIOUS, 2:40 PM: An embarrassing moment for the Transformers director at Samsung’s packed-house presentation at the International CES confab. Brought on stage by EVP Joe Stinziano to discuss 4K TV, Michael Bay said that his job as a director is to create environments where viewers can escape reality. But after a few moments of pauses he said that the script on teleprompter was out of sync. Encouraged by Stinziano, he tried to wing it. But shortly after, Bay apologized and walked off the stage. “Welcome to Vegas, it’s live shows, folks,” the exec said as he continued the presentation.