Michael Bay brought in Will Smith to give Tyrese a “reality check”

One need only hear two words out of Tyrese Gibson’s mouth to know that he has a wildly inflated sense of his own importance, and it turns out, things got so bad on the set of Transformers 2, Michael Bay actually called in some outside help to get his ego in check. That outside help? Will Smith, one of Bay’s original Bad Boys. I guess Martin was too busy ranting naked through the streets to give a pep talk?

Oh, to be a fly on that wall. Actually, the sheer amount of nonsensical intangibles being thrown around followed by “you know what I mean?” would probably make my fly head explode like Scanners.

Gibson said that Smith took him out to dinner to lecture him over his behaviour while he was filming ‘Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ with Bay.

“The first dinner that me and Will had, I called it the reality check dinner… I probably ran from the dinner table about 15 times during this conversation because he was dropping such heavy jewels (of wisdom) on me. It was crazy,” he told Access Hollywood.

“Yo, he told me that there was a pattern to everything, and I look down at the checkered table cloth, and I was like ‘Damn! He’s right!'”

The Milquetoast Dildo and the Existential Buffoon, this could be a sitcom. That I would never, ever watch.

“At the time, I was in the thick of negotiating for ‘Transformers 2’ and I’d made some mistakes on the set of Transformers 1 and p**sed Michael Bay off and I didn’t know it.

“He called Will, who obviously has a relationship with him, and he told him about my shortcomings, my mistakes and things I was doing. It was a combination of a bunch of different stuff that I wasn’t aware of.”

Gibson, who is also one of the stars of the ‘Fast & Furious’ series, added that he was indebted to the ‘Men In Black’ A-lister for his advice.

“The problem in Hollywood is that people will witness you kill your own career and never step in to just have a conversation with you about what you could be doing better,” he said. [YahooUK]

Only in Hollywood could a guy who had an 1,150 square foot trailer with marble floors and 100-inch TVs, a son with his own clothing line who dates a Kardashian and hangs with Justin Bieber, and who almost certainly believes alien spirits exploded from volcanos govern feelings, be brought in to give someone ELSE a reality check. I’m not surprised that it worked though. You could sit Tyrese next to the fish tank and he’d leave the restaurant trying to gulp air into his gills.

I can’t resist posting this old gem whenever we talk about Tyrese.