Speaking to Vulture, “The Wrestler” star proves he’s not a studio’s best promotional asset, delivering a solid body-slam to his latest movie, “Passion Play”
Mickey Rourke isn't wasting any time burning through the good will that he built up with his acclaimed performance in "The Wrestler."
New York's "Vulture" column caught up with the actor at an after-party for "Scream 4" on Tuesday night and quizzed him about his upcoming indie drama "Passion Play," which hits theaters May 6.
Rourke's assessment? "Terrible," he admitted. "Another terrible movie. But, you know, in your career and all the movies you make, you’re going to make dozens of terrible ones."
Having established his own career expectations, Rourke went on to assess the talents of his "Passion Play" leading lady, "Transformers" star Megan Fox.
Whereas he had once called Fox "one of the best actresses of all time," the "Barfly" star offered an amendment to that characterization Tuesday, replacing the "of all time" with "that I (have) worked with" … while offering a presumably roguish smirk.
In the film, Rourke plays a down-on-his-luck musician who wanders into a circus and finds himself under the spell of the circus' bird woman, portrayed by Fox. As possible as it would seem that a "terrible" film could emerge from such a premise, you can see for yourself if you agree with Rourke's assessment by watching the trailer here.