As the old saying goes: it’s not wise to bite the hand that feeds you. Creative types in Hollywood and the global movie-making experience, however, can’t always keep their true opinions under wraps; whether it’s because they are constantly in front of a reporter and recording device or simply because they just don’t care, sometimes you’ll find an actor, actress, or behind-the-scenes worker who throws caution to the wind and puts it all out there.
Jeremy Irons has been a professional actor of the stage and screen for over 45 years, so he’s obviously seen his share of good productions and, shall we say, not-so-good ones. He’s also never been terribly shy with his opinions, being easily quoted on everything ranging from politics to the death penalty to gay rights to abortion to, of course, his profession. Irons played the role of Alfred, butler and confidante to Ben Affleck’s Batman in this year’s ‘Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.’ As you are most likely aware, the film did not fare so well with critics and audiences alike – and Irons went on record recently as saying that those poor opinions were well-deserved for the film.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Irons flatly stated that the movie, well, it pretty much sucked and earned the bad press it got:
“Deservedly so. I mean it took £800 million, so the kicking didn’t matter but it was sort of overstuffed…It was very muddled. I think the next one will be simpler. The script is certainly a lot smaller, it’s more linear.”
When Irons says “the next one,” he is making reference to ‘Justice League: Part One,’ which is part of DC’s slate of upcoming movies in their “shared universe.” Hopefully, Irons will be more pleased with the finished product of that film because he obviously wasn’t too happy with his first go-around in ‘Batman v. Superman.’
At least he didn’t take a direct quote as uttered by Scar from ‘The Lion King’ – another role that Irons brought to life – and say “I’m surrounded by idiots.”
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