Mickey Rourke: Megan Fox is a world-class beauty & the best young actress

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Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox are working together right now on a film called Passion Play. Several weeks ago, I wondered if Megan would make a play for Mickey, whether she would end up “sinking her claws” into him. Now, let me correct something: Megan, for all of her stupidity and ridiculousness, does not have a reputation for seducing her costars. There were rumors about her and Shia LaBeouf, and that’s about it. Of course, there are more than enough rumors that she’s a total pill to work with, so maybe her costars just don’t want to get anywhere near her classless, graceless, thankless, Valley-Girl bitchy self.

Except Mickey Rourke might want to get closer to her. Mickey’s got a new interview in Entertainment Weekly where he’s talking about Passion Play, and his costar Megan. Mickey comes out with this gem: “And I think the pleasant surprise was this girl who’s a world-class beauty turned out to be probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with.” Oh, Mickey. Please don’t think this for real. Here’s more from the interview:

Mickey Rourke and Megan Fox make a striking screen couple in writer/director Mitch Glazer’s Passion Play, the just-wrapped romance about a troubled trumpet player and a winged beauty who rescue each other from dire circumstances. The candid actor checked in from the snowy New Mexico set to discuss his costars and a lesson he learned from Alec Baldwin.

[In Passion Play], you play Nate, a down-and-out trumpet player. What sets him on his downward spiral?
He’s got a line in the movie, “I’ve messed up most of my life. I’ve only had two things: my music and my dope, but in the end it’s always been my dope.” And I think the fact that he meets somebody that he has feelings for, who’s different like he is, gives him purpose.

Well, she’s different in a very unique way.
She has wings, so she was sort of an oddity trapped in a carnival act. She’s been a prisoner her whole life, and she has no understanding of trust. She’s very vulnerable and delicate.

That’s a very different side to Megan Fox than the one she’s displayed publicly and in her previous films.
I didn’t know too much about her, except what I read. And I think the pleasant surprise was this girl who’s a world-class beauty turned out to be probably the best young actress I’ve ever worked with. I don’t know if a lot of her films have showcased her acting ability more than, say, being action-oriented, but she really stepped up the plate with this one and was very consistent and professional, beyond her years. At 23, I couldn’t do half of what she’s doing.

The redemptive element of this film, combined with the love of a beautiful woman reminds me, at least a little bit, of The Wrestler. Is that something that resonates with you?
Well, The Wrestler was quite tough. There wasn’t much chemistry there. Uh, that’s a whole other conversation. With Megan and I, there’s a lot of chemistry and a lot of respect. We’re both comfortable with each other. As far as the redemption is concerned, it’s almost fate. It’s not so much that my character is seeking redemption, it’s almost like it falls in my lap by accident. And I try and hold on to it as much as I can.

It’s been about a year since the excitement surrounding your role in The Wrestler. What’s changed for you since then? Has life sped up or slowed down?
Things have sped up. After The Wrestler, I realized I was going to get a second chance to work again after throwing everything away. It’s been a nice ride. I think the lesson I learned was I have to do movies that I respect, with people that I respect, and not for a payday. You know, I was watching this bio on Alec Baldwin the other night, and he did this one movie, The Cooler, and he mentioned how after he did that movie he started to like acting again. I think a lot of us go through a period of time where we don’t. We don’t like it any more, because of whatever reasons — the politics, the game, or just the choices that we’ve made ourselves for monetary reasons or what have you. And I think after The Wrestler, I realized I’ve got to go to work and work with people that I respect. That’s what it’s all about with me now.

[From Entertainment Weekly]

See, I do adore Mickey. He has behaved with a lot of grace and humility throughout his “comeback” and he’s got my vote of confidence. But working with Megan Fox? And not only working with her, but praising her with such glowing compliments? Ugh. Maybe he’s just being nice. Maybe he’s just trying to be a gentleman. Please let that be the case.

Megan Fox and Mickey Rourke on the set of ‘Passion Play’ on January 9, 2010. Credit: Bauer-Griffin.

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  1. Kevin says:

    Gee Mickey, guess your face isn’t the only thing fugged up about you. Get to a doctor and get those beady peepers checked!

  2. Ron says:

    Mickey Rourke hitting on you….EWWWWWW.

  3. Meh says:

    LMAO!
    I think maybe Mikey wants some.

  4. lucy2 says:

    Hehe, this is funny, Megan a good actress. Oh wait, was he being serious???

    I do have to give him credit for how he’s talked about and appreciated his comeback. Seemed like a little dig at Marisa Tomei there though, about there being no chemistry?

  5. Sumodo says:

    Mickey Rourke is brain damaged.

  6. snapdragon says:

    he just wants to bone megan. anyone with eyes can see her acting skills leave alot to be desired.

  7. ien says:

    she is not a world class beauty, she had world class plastic surgeons. period.

    calling her a good actress is like calling the earth flat.

  8. GatsbyGal says:

    He totally wants to get in those pants of hers. It’s transparent.

  9. Not right in the head, I say. But yeah, at least he’s trying. I’m liking the comebacked (yes, verb) Mickey.

  10. bigelle says:

    Mickey has learned his lessons and on the comeback trail he’s being complementary about his co-stars and playing the game… seems like old dogs really CAN learn new tricks. Even if they persist in wearing white socks.

  11. Mouse says:

    Ien: HA! Exactly. She makes me embarassed to be an American woman.

    She and Mickey are both carved up, plastic Hollywood props. Sooner or later as she ages, she’s going to end up doing what he did and go too far with the plastic surgery. Unlike Mickey though, she is going to have no talent to fall back on.

  12. Simplicity says:

    Mickey’s, a rebel without a pause. He moves through life acknowledging the scenario.

    He’s earned my respect.

  13. Who Cares says:

    I love Mickey!! I think he says that about every young actress he thinks he has a chance of sleeping with. He said the same thing about Evan Rachael Wood last year. Then she made it clear she wanted nothing to do with him in that respect and now he’s forgotten she’s alive.

    I hate his taste in women, but Megan is the right age.

    He likes y o u n g !

  14. MYOB says:

    Here comes Megan’s NA pan face. Hits around mid to late 20′s.

  15. Trillion says:

    Maybe Marisa Tomei (who is amazing in The Wrestler, no?) is too much of a woman for him: Maybe she’s too strong, can voice her opinions intelligently and knows how she wants things to be in her life and work environment. Yikes! I think Mickey likes ‘em young and impressionable. I don’t think he’s a bad person for this, but I do suspect that’s how he views women. I think he’s got ego and masculinity issues for sure. He’s great in movies though and I don’t dislike the guy.

  16. Megan says:

    He said the same things about Evan Rachel Wood when he worked with her. Such BS. *eyeroll*

  17. archiepelago says:

    I cannot wait for this movie. I’m always willing to let Megan show us all that she is a real actress trapped in a pop tart body.

  18. girl says:

    Gorgeous yes but “greatest actress (he’s) ever worked with”?

    This calls to mind what Robin Williams says in his act. To paraphrase, God gave man a penis and a brain, and only enough blood to use one of them at a time.

  19. Kittypants says:

    Yep, he definitely wants to get into her underclackers. No doubt about it.

  20. Kelly says:

    I just wish those wings had grown out of her mouth instead of her back so she would have to stop talking so much effluent. Mickey’s 1000 years old, half-brain dead and male. What’s her excuse?

  21. Jazz says:

    Mickey Mickey Mickey, what are you smoking??

  22. viper says:

    Gee I guess ann hatheway, portman, knightly, zoe, the cuteie who played in the phantom of the opera, enchanted, and just about every other actress are all old farts.

    Megan Fox is the cheapest and by far the one with the least talent of the lot. Not to mention she looks like a turkeynecked tiny eyed toe thumbed 50 year old. No wonder rourke like her, she is his reflection

  23. snowball says:

    Didn’t Mickey whack Carre Otis around? That was a sincerely f’d up relationship.

    Mickey has killed more brain cells than that idiot Megan’s ever had. This movie sounds like a big turd.

    Ooh, Mickey didn’t like Marisa? Probably more like Marisa couldn’t stand him; he looks like he smells like an old car seat. Plus, she’s well past the age that he likes them.

    “I’m liking the comebacked (yes, verb) Mickey.”

    Actually, that’s an adjective.

  24. CB Rawks says:

    What a godawful movie title.

  25. danielle says:

    I didn’t think Megan was BAD in the Transformers movies, she just didn’t have much to do. I haven’t seen Jennifer’s Body yet tho.

  26. macaquinha says:

    yeah i don’t judge her (yet) because she didn’t show us that much.

    who knows maybe she’s good in this movie i’m not expecting her to be like meryl streep or oscar material

    give the girl a change to prove herself maybe she’s good or maybe she’s really awful

  27. HateTribe says:

    Hopefully Mickey can at least make enough money to go to a real plastic surgeon instead of a dent repair specialist and fix that mashed-up kisser of his.

  28. whatevs says:

    Um, it has a friggin adam’s apple. You can’t really see it well here, but it’s there. Scandal of the CENTURY. That thing the boys all like? Is a man.

  29. Mouse says:

    Damn, I can’t get over how porn star plastic they both look. EW! Neither one of them is physically attractive to me.

  30. CB Rawks says:

    I saw an old movie with Original Mickey in it the other night, and damn he was so cute. Made me sad.

  31. DB says:

    1. The most interesting thing about this story is that Megan’s purple coat is ADORABLE.

    2. Yes, he and Sean Penn have both beat women, and we say nothing. But Chris Brown is ostracized? We should ostracize all of them.

  32. cult of skaro 23 says:

    ya know despite it all, I still find Megan Fox likeable. No idea why, probably because I find her attractive. but the stupid crap she says does not bother me.

    Probably for the same reason i still like tila tequila. she entertains me.

    Like, well…this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HMD9joe8VA

  33. crash2GO2 says:

    @whatevs: Everyone has an adam’s apple dear. Some women’s show more than others. Some men’s show more than others. I’ve never seen a pic where hers looks particularly prominent in a suspicious type manner.

  34. Ursula says:

    Isn’t this what Clint East wood said about Jolie? I guess these men are on something illegal. Mind you I thought it was rumours but hollywooders have to be on drugs.

  35. shorty30 says:

    There’s the proof of what drugs will do to you. He’s ridiculous. She is the worst “actress” ever.

  36. Mark says:

    Why wouldn’t he say that…why wouldn’t he.