Mickey Rourke no longer thinks Megan Fox is “the best actress” ever


Last year, Mickey Rourke gave an interview is which he described Megan Fox as “a world class beauty” (it was her 2009 Face) and “probably the best actress” he’s ever worked with. They had just completed filming on Passion Play, the film in which Mickey plays some kind of mangled sad man and Megan plays a hooker with angel wings and Bill Murray runs around yelling at people. It looks terrible, and the film is barely getting any kind of release, although there’s some talk about “direct to DVD”. Anyway, NY Mag’s Vulture Column caught up with Mickey, and he sort-of/kind-of retracted his previous comments about Megan? The biscuit haze is wearing off, I suppose. Or Mickey just doesn’t care, and he lies all the time.

When we spotted Mickey Rourke leaning against a wall at the after-party for a screening of Scream 4 at the Mondrian Soho’s Mister H last night, we made a beeline for the man. Was he there because he loves horror movies? Or to support the night’s celebrity headliner, 50 Cent, who he co-starred with in the unreleased 13? Nope, he wasn’t there to do either. Rourke isn’t a big fan of horror, and he’s even less of a fan of 13, which he described as a “terrible” movie. Also “terrible” according to Rourke: Passion Play, his movie with Megan Fox, an actress he previously described as “the most talented” he’d ever worked with. Once you get Rourke talking candidly, he can’t be stopped. Enjoy the brutal honesty.

Let’s start with horror movies: You a fan?

On what?
If there’s nothing else to watch. I came here to see Harvey. I don’t know nothing about the movie.

What about 50 Cent? He’s hosting.
I haven’t seen him.

You guys are in a movie together, right?
A really bad movie, yeah.

What?! Is it out?
No, it’s so bad it can’t get out.

Tell me why you made it.
For the money.

But you think the movie’s bad.

You have to watch it.

What about your movie with Megan Fox and Bill Murray?
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.

You called Megan Fox, like, one of the best actresses of all time.
That I worked with [smirk].

That movie’s getting limited release.
That’s because it’s not very good.

I know a good movie we can talk about: your rugby movie.
That’ll be a great movie. We start shooting February.

[From Vulture]

Yeah. Sure. I mean, I know I have a lot to say about Megan Fox’s constant stupidity in interviews, but on the other side, I’m kind of feeling bad for her. That’s wrong, I know. As soon as she opens her mouth again, I’ll be yelling at her. But for now, it must suck to realize that when Mickey Rourke handed out those lovely compliments about your talent, he was just talking out of his ass.

In case you missed it, here’s the latest trailer for Passion Play. Why did this film even get made? Ugh.





Photos courtesy of Bauer-Griffin, ‘Passion Play’ and Fame.

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  1. liz says:

    I love this interview.

  2. TheMango says:

    Why did Bill Murray consent to work in this film? Ugh he could do so much better.

  3. Leticia says:

    I love his brutal honesty! Would love to get him and Jason Patric in a room, and call out random celebrity names and have them comment.

  4. LittleDeadGirl says:

    Is that comment an insult to Megan Fox or to every other actress he has worked with though?

  5. Mshuffleupagus says:

    How does he have cameltoe?

  6. GraciexDoes says:

    He used to be so hot. Now he’s just a skeezer slimeball. How does he really believe that greasy, stringy, long hair looks good? AND are those lifts on his heels in the first pic? Buahahahaha!

  7. Sigh. says:

    Man!, look at all of the talent that was absolutely WASTED on this! Barring Faux, of course…

    And he sounds like a man FULL of self-hate, hell-bent on making others dislike him as well.

  8. Nanz says:

    Does Mickey Rourke have calf implants? Serious question.

  9. mln76 says:

    I think he only complimented Meagan for two reasons he wanted to get in her pants and he wanted to dis Marisa Tomeii his Wrestler co-star, his comments now just make him seem like a huge dickhead. At this point I kind of feel bad for Meagan she’s mostly harmless.

  10. Girafe99 says:

    @Mshuffleupagus, you’ve made me look way to closely but the pants make it look odd

    I would watch this film for Bill Murray alone

  11. harfang says:

    That’s hilarious. I started to unhate him in The Wrestler and I think the process is complete. Let’s face it, when you make a stinker and you know it, you do have to shrug it off and move on. Not everyone does that openly, like verbally in public and not just in their mind, of course… Still, interview for teh win.

  12. original kate says:

    “That I worked with [smirk].”

    translation: she gave great head.

  13. Mouse says:

    “Why did this film even get made?” That’s what I’ve said about every movie I’ve seen Fox in.

  14. Fire says:

    @Gracie – I guess I am so used to him looking the way he does now that I was questioning whether or not he was ever “hot.” http://11-myblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/mickey-rourke-nine-1-2-weeks.html

    You were right! Too bad he jacked up his face like that.

  15. the movie’s crap. Megan Fox has f-ed up her career.

  16. Tiffany says:

    So let me understand this Mickey can shoot off at the mouth and it is alright and he is cool. Megan talks about Bey (LaDouche said the same thing and also about SPIELBURG), and her career is on life support. I have always liked her and with other starlets out there she is harmless. Long term relationship, keeps underwear on, keeps paps at bay and does not attend the drop of a hat. People say she is a one trick, well at this point, so is Mickey. What’s the saying, it is not what you say but how you say it. Dick move, Rourke.

  17. Bubbling says:

    I’m sorry, he isn’t getting free pass just cause he was “honest” or high enough not to care. You don’t shit where you eat, you made a bad movie cause of money, that’s cool – bear with it, I don’t care. To me it’s the same like bad mouthing show that made you popular, cause suddenly you realized it was super lame are you are so over it

  18. Hollowdoll says:

    Mickey Rourke is one of a kind. I’m glad he has made it back from the abyss. I love his no bullshit style, even thought he loves to bullshit people.


    definitely an interesting movie.

  19. mln76 says:

    @Fire thanks for the pic I forgot how hot he was. I also loved him in Barfly.

  20. WhiteNoise says:

    Ha! A man of few words and every one of them priceless. If only other actors had a fraction of his honesty.

    I love this man. :cool:

  21. Lala11_7 says:

    Mickey like Jason reminds me that so many men suffer from almost terminal cases of “bitchassness”…

    And I used to friggin’ almost WORSHIP Mick, back in the early 80s…

    And then he did…

    “Wild Orchird”…

    And after that…it was and is…OVA!!!

  22. JenJen says:

    Black Swan soft porn rip-off? I find it strange he did this because Aronofsky gave him his comeback. But anyway, I love him and his honesty. I would have been disappointed if he had intentionally dissed Marisa but the interviewer did say “one of the best actresses”.

  23. Camille says:

    HaHaHa, love it. Nicely said Mickey. ;)

  24. Zelda says:

    Gotta agree with you.
    People freak out about Heigl doing this same thing, too…but for men it’s okay?

    Frankly, I’d like to see more of the honesty from everybody. That said, he’s being a prick here. Calling her talented, and then later smirking and saying the opposite? It’s one thing to be honest, quite another to just be a twat.

  25. Brisbanegirl says:

    I thought he was absolutely amazing in ‘The Wrestler’. I love him. MF not so much.

  26. Chris says:

    You ever notice how actors are willing to bag their past movies but always talk about how great their upcoming movies are going to be?

  27. Shay says:

    Why does Bill Murray have to be cast in films. He is on par with Fox in terms of terrible. He plays the same personality in everything he is in – and annoyingly.

  28. fallen says:

    I actually like Megan and feel bad for her, hope this isn’t the end of her.

  29. dahlia1947 says:

    Her plastic surgery is really noticeable in that pic with the wings. Those cheekbones (or cutlets) jutting out, the swollen lips, and her receding hairline! It’s just too much!

    Yeah i missed the trailer the first time and I’d rather do the same again this time. Thanks though?

  30. michelle says:

    She is not a beauty shes a plastic surgery phoney and the worst actress ever!

  31. Runs with Scissors says:

    Hey Victoria’s Secret, they stole your cheese!!!

    And isn’t this a Madonna video circa 1984 or something?

    Christ, why does this crap get made?? Hollywood is a incestuous shark pool of shite.

  32. Zoya says:

    LOL didn’t Megan get yet another tacky tattoo in honor of the deep and meaningful bond~ she had with Micky while filming? what a self indulging moron she is. don’t get me wrong, I hate this burned face sleazebag… but I cant deny how rich it is when girls like Megan, who base their identity on catering to the male gaze, get a rude awakening.

  33. Crash2GO2 says:

    What a self absorbed ass.

  34. Caz says:

    All three of them are untalented. At least he’s honest in saying that he made the movie just for the money. A lot of other actors do as well.

  35. sowa says:

    his face still looks more natural and less painful than hers.

  36. Marilyne says:

    Oh my god, she LITERALLY has wings!!! I thought it was a way of saying she was a good hooker. Like she gives her money to the poor or kills some badasses pimps or something like that. Not that it seemed better, but… WTF??

  37. Bunnywabba says:

    She was gorgeous half way through her plastic surgery transformation and looks great in these pics. In some pics, it is clear she has taken it too far. She is looking very fake. Her implants are also very bad.

  38. emma says:

    He still say she’s the best actress that he’s worked with in the interview. I don’t get the difference. I think I’m missing something here.

  39. Launicaangelina says:

    I’ve heard of worse movie plots & seen worse previews.

    I agree Megan constantly suffers from “foot in mouth” disease and deserves some of the bad press but I feel bad for her on this.

    On a different note, I’ll confess, I actually liked her in Jennifer’s Body. There, I said it. LOL!