‘I’m embarrassed for her!’ Stephen Dorff SLAMS Scarlett Johansson and says Black Widow looks like a ‘bad video game’ in anti-Hollywood rant
Hollywood actor Stephen Dorff has criticized Scarlett Johansson for appearing in Marvel movies, saying he feels ’embarrassed’ for her.
The 47-year-old slammed Scarlett, 36, and her current blockbuster Black Widow while promoting his new sports film Embattled, suggesting that he looks for higher quality material than superhero fare.
‘I still hunt out the good s**t because I don’t want to be in Black Widow,’ he told The Independent. ‘It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett!’
‘I’m embarrassed for her!’ Stephen Dorff SLAMS Scarlett Johansson and says her movie Black Widow looks like a ‘bad video game’
Stephen went on to claim that despite the hefty paychecks actors like Scarlett are known for pocketing in these movies, it’s not something he’s tempted by.
He went on: ‘I’m sure she got paid five, seven million bucks, but I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t. I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.’
However, it is worth noting that Dorff has appeared in a Marvel property himself, starring in the 1998 adaptation of the comic character Blade alongside Wesley Snipes.
‘It looks like a bad video game’: Dorff has slammed Johannson’s latest movie Black Widow
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Dorff’s unfiltered opinion of Hollywood didn’t end there, as he then took aim at this year’s Oscars ceremony, which he was not a fan of.
‘This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen,’ he confessed.
‘My business is becoming a big game show. You have actors that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. You have filmmakers that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. We’re all in these little boxes on these streamers. TV, film – it’s all one big clusterf*** of content now.’
Elsewhere in the interview Dorff claims he fired his agents when they tried to talk him out of appearing in Cecil B DeMented by cult indie director John Waters.
But he admits he has been lured by big money projects in the past in order to boost his bank balance.
‘I don’t like playing things too safe,’ he explained. ‘To me, Hollywood’s always too safe. When I’ve needed money, sure, I’ve done a couple of weeks on a movie that I didn’t wanna do. See, I like money too, because I like to buy things and I like art and real estate.’
Role: Stephen alongside Wesley Snipes in the comic book action flick Blade (1998)