Peter Cullen Interviewed by The Oklahoman

We all know Peter Cullen to be the voice behind Optimus Prime in the original 1984 Transformers cartoon series.  We also know that he has recently accepted the role of Optimus Prime in the upcoming Transformers live action movie set to release July 4th of next year.  Online news source, The Oklahoman has recently interviewed Mr. Cullen and posted it on their website.  Here is an excerpt from the interview which you can find in its entirety here.

"Cullen found out about his character's death in the 1986 movie while reading through the script with Frank Welker, who portrayed Megatron, the Decepticon leader.

"I looked at Frank Welker, and I said, ‘Did you read this? I'm getting whacked! I'm getting rubbed out, and you're doing it,'" Cullen remembered. Cullen said he understands the business reasoning at the time, which was to introduce the new product line.

"It's (toymaker) Hasbro, and it's Hollywood, and it's business, and that's the way they operate. They don't take it personally, and I don't really."

Be sure to read the rest of the interview.  Thanks to The Oklahoman for the news.