Laura Haddock, who is best known for portraying Star-Lord's mother in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, will next be seen in Michael Bay's Transformers: The Last Knight. She's playing Viviane Wembly, an English literature professor at Oxford University.
While discussing the film, she talked about the director's affinity for making things go BOOM! And while there is nothing new about that, people should appreciate that Bay doesn't try to cut costs by using computer-generated detonations. "Michael's sets are practical, so you would think that maybe 90 percent of this film is done on green screen, and it's really not," Haddock told EW. "He loves an explosion. He absolutely loves them, so if he can use them safely, he will. Often you're running through what feels like a genuine … battlefield. Something that kind of builds your adrenaline. You're absolutely experience what it feels like to have an explosion go off just behind you. And you're just running, running for your life."
She also revealed that Bay destroyed a replica of Britain's ancient monument Stonehenge for the film.. "I mean the man took a whole crew and cast and unit to Stonehenge," Haddock said, "and then by the time he had made it down the road, built another Stonehenge just so he could blow it up."
Transformers: The Last Knight shatters the core myths of the Transformers franchise, and redefines what it means to be a hero. Humans and Transformers are at war, Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth. Saving our world falls upon the shoulders of an unlikely alliance: Cade Yeager (Wahlberg); Bumblebee; an English Lord (Hopkins); and an Oxford Professor (Haddock).
The cast of Transformers: The Last Knight features Mark Wahlberg (Planet of the Apes) as Cade Yeager, Isabela Moner (100 Things To Do Before High School) as Izabella, Josh Duhamel (Life as We Know It) as Lieutenant Colonel William Lennox, John Turturro (The Big Lebowski) as Seymour Simmons, and Tyrese Gibson (Furious 7) as Robert Epps, as well as Jerrod Carmichael (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising), Anthony Hopkins (Thor: The Dark World). The voice cast includes Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime and John Goodman (10 Cloverfield Lane) as Hound.
There comes a moment in everyone's life when we are called upon to make a difference. In Transformers: The Last Knight, the hunted will become heroes. Heroes will become villains. Only one world will survive: theirs, or ours.
Michael Bay will return to direct. Transformers: The Last Knight opens in theaters on June 23, 2017.