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Mickey Rourke insists he didn't mean to insult Megan Fox and 'Passion Play'
Mickey Rourke's honesty got him in trouble again this week. The Oscar nominated actor attended the "Scream 4" premiere Monday night where a Vulture reporter asked him about his upcoming dramatic fantasy "Passion Play" which also stars Bill Murray and Megan Fox. Rourke was quoted as calling the film "terrible" and "you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones." And admitted the film is getting a limited release "because it's not very good."
When the reporter asked him about his co-star Megan Fox who he once called "one of the most talented actresses of all time" Rourke reportedly smirked and added the qualification "that I've worked with."
HitFix reviewed "Play" out of the Toronto Film Festival last year and, yes, it's a terrible movie. However, Rourke waited years to help friend and director Mitch Glazer get the project off the ground. The following day, he didn't take back what he said, but apologized for how it all went down.
Rourke remarked, ""Hey, guys. When I talked to you, I was at a party. It was loud and crowded, I was in a shitty mood and I was trying to get rid of your reporter. Mitch is one of my best friends since we were kids. I loved working with him and would do it again tomorrow. I don't know why I said that stupid shit. I love Mitch, I love Megan. My bad."
We prefer the honest Rourke ourselves. You?