Reynor: Which is a really great thing because that stays with you on other features you do, this is one of those movies that shoots so quickly, I don’t think there’s anybody out there but Michael who could shoot this film in the time that’s allocated to us and that’s why he comes back every time, there’s no one else who can do it, but once you get used to shooting at that pace, to do any other film is a walk in the park after that.What kind of trial by fire have you been put through in terms of a production this size and the physical demands of the role? The two of us did a lot of training back in LA and after we felt like we were ready for it physically it’s just the idea of this being so big and like Nicola was saying, often times you’re just shooting one take and you have to be on the ball every single time, all day long and that’s what’s expected of you.Reynor: You just have to be ready to be really dynamic all the time and that’s awesome because like Nic said, you never know what’s going to happen, what’s coming up, you’re always kept on your toes which is great.

You say you’ve learned so much, what do you mean specifically?

Peltz: I’ve never been in such a physically demanding film and I learn a lot just working with the camera.

I’ve always been taught to completely ignore the camera and in this film you have to be aware of it because there’s a lot of other stuff going on, it’s not just a scene about you.

A lot of times Michael does one shot or one take so you have to be on your game 110 percent.

Reynor: Robot’s there, bombs are here, you’re running that way. And that’s something you learn as well and I think that’s part of the genius in the way Michael works, he just does it and that’s the difficult part at the start, that is the trial by fire, at the very beginning of the film, you don’t know what’s going on.

As we have gotten used to it, it’s easier to imagine and you’re more there and in it and you just know.You know what he’s thinking and you know what you have to do yourself. The up-and-coming actors will form two-thirds of a triangle (along with Mark Wahlberg) that forms the core human relationship of a story set in a world where giant robots transform into vehicles. While on set at the Detroit stand-in for Hong Kong, I joined a small group of journalists in interviewing Reynor and Peltz. So yeah, we’re destroying a lot of stuff and trying to get away from a big threat. She’s a teenage girl, a country girl and she’s a bit of a tomboy, she’s going through that stage where she’s interested in boys and her dad doesn’t want her to date and that’s just tons of fun to play with. I actually love the guy, and yet he can be pretty heavy-handed and he shouts and stuff when he has to and he’s actually a really really lovely guy and he’s a lot of fun. To be able to work with him, I’ve learned so much, I’ve never learned so much on any other film, it’s a great experience and we’re both so lucky to be here.The pair talked about performing in the big action scenes, a bit about their characters, working with Wahlberg and Bay, training to prepare themselves for the stunts, and how they feel about stepping into such a big franchise. They’re just normal people and get put in this insane, crazy situation. Reynor: I think he’s enjoying playing the father rather than the punk who takes the girl, you know what I mean? Was there any putting you through the paces or any training or mentoring Mark did for you? Mark is just great, he gives really good advice, we got on really well and he’s very interesting to watch and there is a lot to learn from him so this has been a great experience to do a movie with him. Reynor: I was saying last night, it is a really difficult shoot, it’s very demanding, physically and mentally and in a lot of ways it’s the top movie to do, but there hasn’t been a single day that I’ve been on set that I haven’t had fun. I think Michael likes to use us as much as he can rather than doubles which is great because it’s really fun because a lot of stuff blows up and we do a lot of running and it’s just crazy because it’s really real when you’re there and you’re doing it. Peltz: I play the daughter of Mark Wahlberg, I play Tessa.Reynor: For me my character is a race car driver who comes along, he’s kind of the guy who Mark Wahlberg doesn’t want Nicola to be dating and kind of just gets mixed up in the whole thing and is a bit of an outsider and an outcast from the group and eventually starts to integrate himself a little bit more. There’s no big egos, there’s nobody who’s mean, it’s just awesome and everyone is pulling together for the sake of the movie and it makes it a great atmosphere to work in.