There’s not much to this other than the few disbelieving chuckles you can get out of it, but Vulture caught up with Mickey Rourke at the Scream 4 premiere to ask a few questions. Instead of getting his thoughts on horror movies, they ended up with an unexpected dump of honesty from the man with the face of an angel that’s been fire-extinguished in the face.
After declaring that he doesn’t care about Scream 4, or horror movies (unless “there’s nothing else to watch”), and that he was only there to see Harvey Weinstein, he had this to say about his film 13 with 50 Cent.
You guys are in a movie together, right?
Rourke: A really bad movie, yeah.
What?! Is it out?
Rourke: No, it’s so bad it can’t get out.
Tell me why you made it.
Rourke: For the money.
But you think the movie’s bad.
Rourke: You have to watch it.
He didn’t stop there though. Throwing an obviously shitty DTV-style movie with a rapper under the bus is cake. Trashing your pedigree art film with Bill Murray and Megan Fox is something else-
What about your movie with Megan Fox and Bill Murray?
Terrible. Another terrible movie. But, you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones.
You called Megan Fox, like, one of the best actresses of all time.
That I worked with [smirk].
That movie’s getting limited release.
That’s because it’s not very good.
There’s a reason we don’t get honesty like that very often, because most actors choose to give several more fucks about their careers than Rourke. But it seems Mickey is confident that he can shit talk his smaller, dumber films and be fine- and he’s probably right. I suppose some smaller time producers will think twice before casting him over Val Kilmer or Ray Liotta in their DTV crime flick or something, but the projects Rourke would genuinely care with director’s he respects would likely never be in danger. But who knows- he’s blown it all before…
As much gossipy shit as we hear about this buzz or that screening or this guy that saw that film and said this or that, it’s always much more interesting to hear an involved actor unhesitatingly characterize their films as garbage. I wonder what other kind of great shit we could hear if Liar Liar happened to Hollywood for a day.
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