ABOVE: Watch Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz on Global Toronto’s The Morning Show.
TORONTO — Like much of what is seen in Transformers: Age of Extinction, the careers of Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are about to explode in a very big way.
The two young stars are featured in the fourth Transformers movie, which opens in theatres on June 27.
“We’re going to try and remain as grounded as we possibly can,” Reynor said Tuesday during an appearance on Global Toronto’s The Morning Show, “and the same people to as much of an extent as we can. We’ll see how it goes.”
Reynor, 22, plays the boyfriend of Peltz’s character, who is the daughter of Mark Wahlberg’s Cade Yeager.
“He leads from the front, certainly,” Reynor said of Wahlberg. “He’s been very helpful to us.”
Peltz, the 19-year-old daughter of billionaire businessman Nelson Peltz, said she was excited to work with Transformers director Michael Bay.
“He’s such a genius,” she said. “I’m such a fan of all the Transformers films and just to be a part of it and watch him work has been such a pleasure for me.”
Peltz made her film debut in 2006’s Deck the Halls and played Katara in 2010’s The Last Airbender. She also stars in the B.C.-shot series Bates Motel.
Reynor, who was born in Colorado but raised in Ireland, starred in last year’s comedy Delivery Man, a remake of the Quebec film Starbuck.
He admitted working in such an effects-driven movie was a different challenge.
“It is intimidating at the start to try and imagine these giant robots that aren’t there but as time goes on you grow in confidence and it becomes a little bit easier,” Reynor recalled.
Added Peltz: “Going into it I thought there would be more green screen than there actually was. You do have to use your imagination.”
Both stars said Transformers fans will be happy with what they see on screen.
“This one has a beautiful human element to it,” Peltz said.
Reynor added: “This film is bigger in terms of all of its effects. People are going to be really thrilled by what we’ve done with this one.”