- Dorff previously said he was embarrassed for Scarlett Johansson for appearing in “Black Widow.”
- The actor told TMZ he was “s—talking” when he made those comments to a reporter from the UK.
- Dorff also said he sent a note to Johansson after the interview was published.
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Stephen Dorff went back on his strong criticism of Scarlett Johansson and “Black Widow” when speaking to a TMZ reporter Tuesday.
Earlier this month, The “True Detective” star told The Independent that he was “embarrassed” for Johansson for appearing in the latest Marvel movie, “Black Widow,” which he called “garbage.”
When asked about the comments by TMZ, Dorff claimed his lines were taken “a little bit out of context,” saying “I love Scarlett … she’s a great actress.”
He added: “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.”
Dorff also told TMZ that he had sent Johansson a note after his criticism made numerous headlines.
However, when the actor was asked whether he had gone to see “Black Widow,” Dorff said he had not and explained that he liked “darker” superhero movies: “I don’t really go to those movies. I like ‘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.”
“I think that guy in England got me in a moment when I was s—talking a little bit and I felt a little bad. It happens sometimes,” Dorff added.
In the interview with the Independent about the 47-year-old actor’s latest movie, Dorff went on a rant about the current state of the film industry.
Dorff said: “I still hunt out the good s— 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!”
He is one of many members of Hollywood, including renowned director Martin Scorsese, who has criticized the superhero genre.
In the TMZ. interview, Dorff also sang the praises of his co-star in “Blade” and “True Detective,” Mahershala Ali. Ali will be appearing in an upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot of “Blade.”
“I wish Mahershala the best with the ‘Blade’ remake,” Dorff said. “He’s an amazing actor so I wish him the best with that.”
Dorff shot down a question asking if he might also appear in the reboot, saying “I don’t think so.”