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Mickey Rourke Is Very Quotable

Mickey Rourke did an interview with Modern Man and it was anything but typical. Key takeaways include Rourke calling most actresses c*nts with a capital K, grateful for getting paid a lot of money for a few days of work, not minding because he got to work with the hot blond chick who called herself Isabel Lucas and he even touched on mythology porn. Sort of.

You visited a Russian prison to prepare for your role in Iron Man 2. How did you prepare to play an ancient Greek Titan king for Immortals?
I showed up. The director spent three years working on the overall look of the film and that really helped. They paid me a lot of money for a few days of work so I was happy to go. It’s just a shame I didn’t get to work with the hot blond chick, Isabel Lucas. [below] I also loved Frieda Pinto, but she has a boyfriend. She’s a really nice person and I have great respect for her as an actress — and I think most actresses are c*nts with a capital K.

So … you had fun on the film?
I am just grateful for any role I have — every day I say, “God, let me not be late for work, so I’m not out of work another 13 years.” When you are out of work that long, your whole life changes; it’s a humiliating, shameful experience. I don’t know if you ever get over it. Hopefully, I can keep my mouth shut because I don’t want to go back to that lonely, dark place. This f*cking town is built on envy. They can’t wait to [he raises his middle finger] to your ass.

Is there a story in Greek mythology that you especially like?
Did you ever see Johnny F*ckHerFaster? It’s a mythology porno about a king named King Cock. I’m kidding. My grandmother used to read me a lot of that stuff to put me to sleep. I have always had insomnia and I loved all the different stories she read.

What was your fitness regimen for the film?
I work out with this Israeli guy, Daniel Druker, who travels with me. We practically live together. He comes up with all these vitamin concoctions that seem to work, and he makes me do thousands of sit-ups. But it was nice to see my co-star Henry Cavill doing pushups on set. He couldn’t wait to go to work, and I couldn’t wait to get off work. In 15 years, he’s going to know how I feel.

Do you keep up with the training after filming wrapped?
The regime I am on now is grueling. I just took a year off to write a screenplay about Gareth Thomas, a gay rugby player; I went over to Wales to beg him to let me do it. The writer I hired wrote sh!t so I rewrote it and now it’s great. We shoot in March, and I think it will be the best movie I’ve ever made. We have been training now for the past five or six months and it’s been physically challenging.

There’s a rumor that you’re going to play Lemmy in a Werner Herzog movie. That sounds mind blowing. Is it true?
I don’t know anything about it. I don’t even know who Lemmy is. [:-( —Ed.] Modern Man

If we could bottle everything Mickey Rourke says simply by distilling the essence, we’d be rich. He seems really down to earth too. It’s how imagine I’d be if I ever became an actor. Just grateful to be paid to hang out on set for a few days with a hot blond chick and to not have someone waiting around to stick their finger up my ass.

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