'Blade' Star Stephen Dorff Dragged After Saying He's 'Embarrassed' For 'Black Widow' Star Scarlett Johansson
Blade actor Stephen Dorff just blasted Marvel films and said he was "embarrassed" for Scarlett Johansson – who stars as Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanova in the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Widow.
Dorff said in an interview with The Independent that – while Johnasson probably got paid well for her work on "a bad video game" – he would prefer to work with a promising, upcoming director.
"I still hunt out the good s**t because I don't want to be in Black Widow," proclaimed the actor from the third season of True Detective.
The 47-year-old continued:
"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. I'll find that kid director that's gonna be the next Kubrick and I'll act for him instead."
Twitter mocked him with his resume and questioned his progress so far on finding the next Kubrick.
Stephen Dorff's IMDB indicates he's spent the past decade looking for the next Kubrick in some weird places. https://t.co/2pLEBgndes— devin (@devin) 1625499752.0
@IGN Meanwhile Stephen Dorff’s filmography: https://t.co/eItUdk6qF4— Dillon 🦇 ❓ 0❓❓ (@Dillon 🦇 ❓ 0❓❓) 1625526272.0
@THR Yeah bruh, your performance in "Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star" was truly something to marvel at... https://t.co/SuUhSxoJCG— ethan phillips (@ethan phillips) 1625510650.0
Like "American Hero", "Albion: The Enchanted Stallion", "Alone in the Dark" star Stephen Dorff, I, too, was not cas… https://t.co/8nrZOOPWG7— The Hard to Believe Podcast (John Brooks) (@The Hard to Believe Podcast (John Brooks)) 1625502435.0
CONGRATS TO STEPHEN DORFF FOR NOT WANTING TO BE IN ‘BLACK WIDOW’ AND SUCCEEDING AT NOT BEING IN ‘BLACK WIDOW’ WELL DONE— Doug Benson - Tacoma Comedy Club July 11 (@Doug Benson - Tacoma Comedy Club July 11) 1625527995.0
Here is the list of Stephen Dorff's movies that everyone should watch before die. https://t.co/Nui444mMGp— fullvikas (@fullvikas) 1625503530.0
@THR Marvel has released 23 movies (not including Black Widow) Their box office return is almost 23 billion dollars… https://t.co/q3iIotJh93— Reggie's Take.com (@Reggie's Take.com) 1625497832.0
ScarJo has not responded to Dorff's comment, but social media users happily filled in the blanks.
Stephen Dorff: I’m embarrassed for Scarlett Johansson for being in Black Widow. Scarlett Johanson: Being a fan fav… https://t.co/sIsUoqlZgS— Anthony Emmerling (@Anthony Emmerling) 1625508769.0
Stephen Dorff: I’m embarrassed for Scarlett! Scarlett Johansson: *Laughs in $165 million* https://t.co/tQ2wK6KEjC— Amber Kinzie (@Amber Kinzie) 1625517426.0
Dorff was also called out for his hypocrisy and was reminded of his work as Deacon Frost in 1998's Blade – which is a Marvel property but was a film distributed by New Line Cinema.
Stephen Dorff: I don’t like Marvel movies. I’m embarrassed for Scarlet Johansson doing Black Widow. I’m going to lo… https://t.co/PLjlTIGgxe— BLURAYANGEL (@BLURAYANGEL) 1625501944.0
@THR When you think of *Blade Star* you think of Wesley Snipes not him 😂— D.e.n.n.y (@D.e.n.n.y) 1625494390.0
Dorff also mentioned another point of contention with Hollywood in his interview.
"This year's Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I've ever seen," he told the media outlet.
"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'k of content now."
Whatever their true definition of "cinema" is, one thing that can't be contested is the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are far from being a box office disappointment to its millions of adoring fans worldwide.
And despite Dorff's low guestimation of Johansson's financial compensation for Black Widow, Insider reported the actress will make more than $15 million for her standalone Marvel movie.
But may Dorff find his next Kubrick.
Black Widow will be released in US theatres this Friday.