You know how when it’s noisy at a party and you get cranky, you just start trash-talking the stars of Transfomers? If we’re feeling ornery, you wouldn’t believe the nasty things we’ll say about Shia LeBouf. Now after Rourke insulted Megan Fox and the “terrible” movie they have coming out this week, Mickey Rourke apologized for Passion Play insults he spouted to New York Mag. “When I talked to you, I was at a party,” he explained on Thursday. “It was loud and crowded, I was in a s—ty mood and I was trying to get rid of your reporter. Mitch [Glazer, Passion Play director] is one of my best friends since we were kids. I loved working with him and would do it again tomorrow.” We’re sure once Mitch hears your excuse, he won’t be able to say no! Or he won’t be able to say no because the film doesn’t open until May 6. Either way, that movie still looks awful.
No mention on whether Mickey regrets his comments about 13, his movie with 50 Cent, so we’re guessing the volume of the crowd didn’t affect his perception that it’s “a really bad movie.” Says the star of The Wrestler, “I don’t know why I said that stupid shit. I love Mitch, I love Megan. My bad.” We actually appreciate Rourke’s honesty. In the future, he shouldn’t talk to reporters unless he’s in the middle of a quiet, empty space. A drained municipal pool, perhaps? The Grand Canyon? We’d hate to see what Mickey would say if someone managed to corner him at the Olympics.
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Having seen the trailer, we were pretty sure the Megan Fox movie Passion Play would be an epic stink bomb. Trumpet players, angel wings and a villainous Bill Murray do not an Academy Award win. Today we get confirmation of Passion‘s awfulness from someone who was actually in the film, and his honesty is exhilarating. According to Mickey Rourke, Passion Play is “terrible.” As the actor told New York Mag, “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.” Despite having claimed co-star Fox was “probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with,” he now emphasizes the phrase “that I worked with.” After reports that Passion Play would go to DVD, it will actually get a limited release beginning May 6. The reason Passion won’t be hitting theaters world-wide? “That’s because it’s not very good,” Mickey patiently pointed out. Wow, we feel so alive hearing Mickey speak the truth! Too bad it has to end eventually so he can, you know, find gainful employment.
Not content to hate on his upcoming film, Rourke also ripped on the gangster film he made last year with Jason Statham and 50 Cent, 13. “A really bad movie, yeah,” Rourke admitted, correcting the reporter who wondered if it had been released yet. “No, it’s so bad it can’t get out.” Okay, Mickey, now tell us your opinion on that 50 Cent movie with Chace Crawford? Or Megan Fox’s long-term career prospect? Or what you think when you look in the mirror at yourself?
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