Actor Stephen Dorff has trashed the Academy Awards and Disney’s Marvel superhero movies, saying that he is “embarrassed” for Scarlett Johansson who is starring in Marvel’s Black Widow.
Stephen Dorff — who has starred in Blade, Somewhere, and HBO’s True Detective — aired his opinions in an interview with Britain’s Independent.
“I still hunt out the good shit because I don’t want to be in Black Widow,” Dorff told the newspaper. “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 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.”
He added: “I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next [Stanley] Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.”
“This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen,” the actor said.
He continued by ripping the entire industry: “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 clusterfuck of content now.”
Dorff has continually worked with off-beat filmmakers including Bob Rafelson, Sofia Coppola, and John Waters. He even played a transgender woman in the 1996 indie drama I Shot Andy Warhol.
“I don’t like playing things too safe,” the actor said. “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.”
Scarlett Johansson recently suggested she is less than pleased with the direction Marvel has taken her character, Natasha Romanoff.
The actress implied the studio took a sexist approach in its portrayal of her character, stating that the fictional superhero was treated “like a piece of ass.”