With ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix‘ coming to theaters this summer, fans may recall the last time the ‘X-Men’ hit theaters was in the disappointing ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ which was helmed by Bryan Singer, the man who started the franchise back in 2000. Since then, the public has learned a lot of dark things about the man, the least of which is his conduct on set (which still seems pretty bad), the worst of which is the sexual allegations against him.
So it is no surprise that the man is not directing the latest ‘X-Men’ outing, which is clearly a relief for the stars of the franchise, including ‘Game Of Thrones’ star, and the lead of the ‘Dark Phoenix,’ Sophie Turner, who recently shared some of her own opinions about Singer.
When speaking recently with Rolling Stone about her time working with Singer on ‘X-Men: Apocalypse,’ Turner echoed the words of Rami Malek from a few months ago in regards to the director, saying:
“Our time together was, like Rami said, unpleasant.”
She is referencing a statement by Rami Malek about Singer’s work on ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ where the man stated the following:
“I’ve sat here and talked about how everyone deserves a voice and anyone who wants to talk about what happened with Bryan deserves to have their voice heard. In my situation with Bryan, it was not pleasant, not at all. And that’s about what I can say about it at this point. … For anyone who is seeking any solace in all of this, Bryan Singer was fired. Bryan Singer was fired, I don’t think that was something anyone saw coming but I think that had to happen and it did.”
Apparently the statement was made to give solace to those unhappy that ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ was doing so well when Singer was involved, thus meaning Singer’s work was being praised, and Malek wanted to make it clear that Singer was fired from the movie, so he does not get all the credit (if any) for the film’s success.
To see the unhappiness of these actors toward the man, one cannot help but wonder how someone can make a career in Hollywood for so long with these kinds of controversies swirling around them. Does talent ever give someone the right to treat those around them so poorly? Personally, I think not, but it often feels like that is exactly how Hollywood works. Feel free to share your thoughts below.