Peter Cullen Interviewed About Optimus Prime Role From The Beginning To Machinima's Titans Return
Coinciding with the premiere of Machinima's second Transformers web series, now featuring Peter Cullen in the role of Optimus Prime, Collider has released an interview they conducted with the actor. Besides a couple of their own questions, a number of fan-submitted questions were used, some getting rather interesting answers! We'll link you to the full interview, as well as give you some samples of both sets of questions. You can find it all in the full post below!
Collider: What are the core values that make up Optimus Prime?
Cullen: Originally, the character stood out for his very demonstrative sense of trustworthiness and leadership qualities that were deeply embedded into this steel body, for one reason or another. It was the qualities of human leadership within that character, and they were all there: Strength, honesty, nobility, trustworthiness, a wonderful sense of courage that is not egotistical courage, it’s more of a giving courage, a caring courage. Those qualities really stood out back then.
What’s his favorite moment or scene as Optimus? --Blake Livingston
Cullen: I would probably have least-favorite scenes. [laughs] I would include, the most important one, when I did the death scene. The other ones are doing all the screaming, yelling, blood-throat scenes; those are my least favorite. My most favorite scenes, which they don’t do enough, are when he’s written to express compassion and understanding. They never really want to express that level of Prime, which I thought was his most important, valuable trait.
You can read the full Q&A on Collder right here.