Stephen Dorff vandalized Scarlett Johansson earlier this month for choosing to appear as Black Widow in the Marvel movies.
The former teen heartthrob – now 47 – went so far as to say he was “embarrassed” at her move to bring in millions for the movies he said were “bad video games” and “garbage.”
But this week, the What A Dummy actor is singing a different tune when he revealed he sent the actress an apology note: “I feel bad for talking sh*t.”
Sorry: Stephen Dorff vandalized Scarlett Johansson earlier this month for her choice to appear as Black Widow in the Marvel movies and on Monday he apologized; seen in 2019
Backtracking: The Backbeat actor told TMZ that he was wrong to take down one of the best actresses in the world and he regrets it. “Oh, I love Scarlett, I think that’s a bit out of context, but she’s a great actress,” he said as he stood on a sidewalk in front of a restaurant.
The Backbeat actor wore a Coors Rodeo T-shirt and green sunglasses as he told as TMZ that he was wrong to take down one of the best actresses in the world and he regrets it.
“Oh, I love Scarlett, I think that’s a bit out of context, but she’s a great actress,” he said as he stood on a sidewalk in front of a restaurant.
Dorff then returned to his old stance by saying that he is not a fan of movies like Black Widow.
But he added that he really likes Johansson, 36.
“But I love Scarlett. I heard she’s going to be a mom, so I wish her the best, and she’s an old friend of mine, so I felt bad about that comment,” he added.
It’s all love: “Oh, I love Scarlett, I think that’s a bit out of context, but she’s a great actress,” he said, standing on a sidewalk in front of a restaurant.
I take it back: He added that he really likes Johansson, age 36. “But I love Scarlett. I heard she’s going to be a mom so I wish her the best
‘Looks like a bad video game’: Dorff has criticized Johannson’s latest movie Black Widow
He also admitted that he hasn’t seen Black Widow – which came out on July 9 – yet because it just isn’t up his alley.
“I don’t really go to those movies. I liked Iron Man, I like when they get a little darker, I like the Joker, I’m looking forward to the new Batman, Matt Reeves’ movie,” he said.
“I think that guy in England got me in a moment where I was just kind of talking and it made me feel a little bit bad. It happens sometimes.
The ‘man in England’ was Adam White of The Independent.
Stephen also said he heard from Scarlett after putting her down and that’s why he sent her a “note.”
On the A-list, “She’s an old friend of mine, so I felt bad about that comment,” he added. The viewer at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles in 2019
He also told TMZ, “I’m sure she’s been in a similar situation.”
In his interview with The independent he said, ‘I’m still chasing the good stuff because I don’t want to be in Black Widow. Seems like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I am ashamed of those people. I’m ashamed of Scarlett!’
Stephen went on to claim that despite the hefty paychecks that actors like Scarlett are known for for their pocket money in these movies, he’s not tempted.
He continued: “I’m sure she got five, seven million dollars, but I’m ashamed of her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t. I will find that young director who will be the next Kubrick and I will perform for him instead.”
It’s worth noting, though, that Dorff himself has appeared in a Marvel property, starring in the 1998 adaptation of the comic book character Blade alongside Wesley Snipes.
She has class: the star with her husband Johansson Colin Jost at the SAG awards
Dorff’s unfiltered opinion of Hollywood didn’t stop there, as he focused on this year’s Oscars, which he wasn’t a fan of.
“This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen,” he confessed.
“My company is going to be a big game show. You have actors who have no idea what they are doing. You have filmmakers who have no idea what they are doing. We’re all in these little boxes on these streamers. TV, film – it’s all one big clusterf*** of content now.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Dorff claims he fired his agents when they tried to persuade him to appear in Cecil B DeMented by cult indie director John Waters.
Role: Stephen alongside Wesley Snipes in the comic book action film Blade (1998)
But he admits that in the past he has been lured by big money projects to boost his bank balance.
“I don’t like to play it safe,” he explained. Hollywood is always too safe for me. If I needed money, of course, I spent a few weeks working on a movie that I didn’t want to do. Look, I like money too, because I like to buy things and I like art and real estate.’
Last year, it was reported that Scarlett received $15 million for her Black Widow solo film, and she is said to have a net worth of approximately $165 million.