Digital-shy Transformers director Bay tries 'new toy' 3D

Rosie Huntingdon-Whiteley helped change the feel of the 'Transformers' franchise and was a welcome addition to the cast, but director Michael Bay was more hesitant about moving into 3D.

British model Huntingdon-Whiteley replaced actress Megan Fox in the role of Carly in the action series franchise, and Bay has said she was a great choice because she brought a "spark" to the film.

He said: "My casting woman said, 'Ya know, there's something exciting about Rosie, I'm telling you Michael, this girl could be a star.

"She's also really polite – she says thank you and good morning. It helps the movie by recasting. There's something nice about the spark of a new relationship. I think it helps the movie."

Michael also revealed he was dubious about shooting the movie in 3-D, but was convinced by 'Avatar' director James Cameron.

He added to Movie Hole: "Jim was like, 'Right, you better shoot in 3-D. He was like ‘You gotta try it, you gotta try it.’

"But as you’ve probably read, I was hesitant. Took me about a year to research 3D properly before I decided to use it. I’m an old school film guy – I still hate shooting digital; whatever any director tells you, digital is never as good as film – and I was hesitant about this new toy, and that’s what it is, a new toy."

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