Stephen Dorff trashed Scarlett Johansson earlier this month for her choice to appear as Black Widow in the Marvel movies.
The former teen heartthrob – now 47 – went as far to say he was ’embarrassed’ for her move to snap up millions for the films that he said were like ‘bad video games’ and ‘garbage.’
But this week the What A Dummy actor is singing a different tune as he revealed he sent the actress an apology note: ‘I feel bad for talking sh*t.’
Sorry: Stephen Dorff trashed 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 put down one of the top actresses in the world and he regrets it. ‘Oh, I love Scarlett, I think that was taken a little bit out of context, but she’s a great actress,’ he said while on a sidewalk outside a restaurant
The Backbeat actor wore a Coors Rodeo T-shirt and green frame sunglasses as he told TMZ that he was wrong to put down one of the top actresses in the world and he regrets it.
‘Oh, I love Scarlett, I think that was taken a little bit out of context, but she’s a great actress,’ he said while on a sidewalk outside a restaurant.
Dorff then went back to his old viewpoint by saying he is not a fan of movies like Black Widow.
But he added that he really likes Johansson, 36.
‘I love Scarlett, though. I heard she’s gonna 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 was taken a little bit out of context, but she’s a great actress,’ he said while on a sidewalk outside a restaurant
I take it back: He added that he really likes Johansson, 36. ‘I love Scarlett, though. I heard she’s gonna be a mom, so I wish her the best
‘It looks like a bad video game’: Dorff has slammed Johannson’s latest movie Black Widow
He also admitted that he has not seen Black Widow – which came out July 9 – yet because it’s just not up his alley.
‘I don’t really go to those movies. I liked Iron Man, I like when they go a little darker, I love the Joker, I’m looking forward to the new Batman, Matt Reeves’ film,’ he shared.
‘I think that guy in England got me in a moment where I was just s**t talking a little bit and I felt a little bad by it. It happens sometimes.
The ‘guy in England’ was Adam White of The Independent.
Stephen also said that he heard from Scarlett after he put her down and that caused him to send her a ‘little note.’
On the A list: ‘She’s an old friend of mine so I felt bad about that comment,’ he added. The looker at the Governors Awards in Los Angeles in 2019
He also told TMZ: ‘I’m sure she’s been in a situation similar.’
In his interview with The Independent he said, ‘I still hunt out the good s**t because I don’t want to be in Black Widow. It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett!’
Stephen went on to claim that despite the hefty paychecks actors like Scarlett are known for pocketing in these movies, it’s not something he’s tempted by.
He went on: ‘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.’
However, it is worth noting that Dorff has appeared in a Marvel property himself, starring in the 1998 adaptation of the comic 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 end there, as he then took aim at this year’s Oscars ceremony, which he was not a fan of.
‘This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen,’ he confessed.
‘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*** of content now.’
Elsewhere in the interview Dorff claims he fired his agents when they tried to talk him out of appearing in Cecil B DeMented by cult indie director John Waters.
Role: Stephen alongside Wesley Snipes in the comic book action flick Blade (1998)
But he admits he has been lured by big money projects in the past in order to boost his bank balance.
‘I don’t like playing things too safe,’ he explained. ‘To me, Hollywood’s always too safe. When I’ve needed money, sure, I’ve done a couple of weeks on a movie that I didn’t wanna do. See, I like money too, because I like to buy things and I like art and real estate.’
It was reported last year Scarlett was paid $15 million for her Black Widow solo film, and she is said to have a net worth of around $165 million.