Don’t really guess; I’ll just tell you. It’s our old pal, MTV Movie Award-winning director Michael Bay!
Man. I’ve always had this sneaking suspicion I’m being tricked into watching the same movie over and over.
On the one hand it’s a little surprising that Michael Bay would employ a traditional cost-cutting technique, considering Transformers: Dark of the Moon‘s budget of $195 million. On the other, it explains how Bay pumps blockbusters out so quickly, and anyway, once Michael Bay is in love with an explosion, maybe he doesn’t want to mess with perfection? Maybe he said to himself, “This scene from The Island could really only be improved with robots.”
But late last night, slightly-noteworthy tabloid journalist Daphne Barak—she’s the one who interviewed Carter and presumably wrote the article for OK! Australia in the first place—retaliated by publishing still more audio from her interview with Aaron Carter. This time, she selected a much more salacious snippet about Carter’s childhood friendship with Michael Jackson.
And for this new clip, Ms. Barak evidently emptied her iPhoto library of every candid shot she had of herself physically clinging to Aaron Carter, just in case you needed proof that portions of the interview occurred between friends, or were likely said in confidence.
It’s nigh impossible to make out a word of what Ms. Barak says, so here’s Aaron Carter’s half of the first part of their conversation, without Barak’s interjections/egging-on:
…He wanted me to stay in his room. So he got a cot—a bed—and, uh, and I stayed on a cot. In his room. And it must’ve been, like, 5 o’clock in the morning, and—5 o’clock in the morning. He’s on my bed. He’s on the foot of my bed. And I wake up. And I’m like, gasp! What are you doing! Like, you know. I’m 15 years old! You know? Like, what are you doing? “Oh, my God, I didn’t know, I didn’t know.” And he went in his bed, and y’know, I’m like, Okaaaaaaayy.
Here’s the audio itself, and you’re welcome. (I stripped out the photos of Daphne Barak posing with Aaron Carter, because, puh-leeeease, right? Right.)