Morbius star Matt Smith is speaking out about the film's disappointing critical and box office reception.
"Yeah, it was thrown under the bus," Smith, 39, recently told Rolling Stone UK. "But you just have to roll with it. What else are you gonna do? It's a film, at the end of the day, we're not saving lives. For whatever reason, it didn't quite work out and… It is what it is."
The film currently holds a 16% score at Rotten Tomatoes and only made $74 million at the domestic box office, according to Box Office Mojo.
Smith plays Prince Daemon Targaryen, alongside a cast including 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).
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"I feel fortunate I've had a good family, good friends," he told Rolling Stone. "I feel fortunate to do what I do. It could have been worse, couldn't it?"
Smith is not the only Morbius alum to speak out about the film.
"The point I'm making is that it's a strange thing to make something that is so public," the director told the outlet. "Look, I have a lot of self-hatred so I have a lot of criticism of my own work. I'm always trying to focus on being better. But I am also proud of what I do. There are parts in all of my movies that I'm really proud of."