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Party Lines Slideshow: Julie White, Al Pacino, James Gandolfini, and More at the Public Theater’s Annual Gala

One of the many reasons to appreciate Julie White is her inability to not be hilarious when talking about her out-of-left-field involvement in the Transformers franchise (see here, here). Earlier this week we caught up with her at the Public Theater's Annual Gala, which included a performance of the Al Pacino–starring Merchant of Venice, and White stayed true to form:

Are you doing Transformers again?
Oh honey. Yes, No. 3. Because God knows, we need a bunch more clanking robots in this world.

Megan Fox isn’t doing this one. Was there tension with her on set?
I can’t talk about that! Are you kidding? We have a lovely new girl named … He has a new girlfriend now, and it’s a beautiful girl named Whiteley … Rosie Whitely Huntington Whiteley. I don’t know.

Why do you think Frances McDormand is doing Transformers?
Well, Frances has boy children, you know. I have nephews and it really does raise your cache amongst the sixth-, seventh-, eighth-grade boy demographic.

You don’t think it was for the paycheck?
Yeah! I’m sure it was that, too.

Awesome. And for more celebrity quotes, click through to our Party Lines slideshow.