morbius star Matt Smith speaks out about the film’s disappointing critical and box office reception.
“Yes, he was thrown under the bus,” Smith, 39, recently told Rolling Stone UK. “But you just have to keep going. What else are you going to do? It’s a movie, we’re not saving lives in the end. For whatever reason, it didn’t quite work out and… It is what it is. “
The film currently has a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and made just $74 million at the domestic box office, according to Box Office Mojo.
The doctor who star, who played vampire investment banker Lucien/Milo opposite Jared Leto’s superhero, will soon be starring in the upcoming Game of Thrones precursor House of the Dragon.
Smith plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, alongside a cast that includes Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D’Arcy (Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen), Rhys Ifans (Otto Hightower), Steve Toussaint (Lord Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Rhaenys Velaryon), Paddy Considine (Viserys Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Criston Cole) and Sonoya Mizuno (Mysaria).
And the British actor just got wrapped up the forgivenstarring Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain, according to the publication.
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“I’m lucky to have had good family and good friends,” he told rolling stone. “I feel privileged to do what I do. It could have been worse, couldn’t it?’
Smith is not alone morbius alum to speak out about the film.
Director Daniel Espinosa said: Variety in April that he was “proud” of the film, despite some prominent film critics panning the effort.
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“The point I’m making is that it’s strange to make something so public,” the director told the outlet. “Look, I have a lot of self-hatred, so I criticize my own work a lot. I always try to focus on getting better. But I’m also proud of what I do. My films that I’m really proud of.”