Stephen Dorff said he 'felt bad' and sent Scarlett Johansson a note after trashing 'Black Widow'

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Stephen Dorff said he 'felt bad' and sent Scarlett Johansson a note after trashing 'Black Widow'
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Stephen Dorff appeared in a superhero movie early in his career. FOX
  • Stephen Dorff recently said he was embarrassed for Scarlett Johansson for being in "Black Widow."

  • The actor told TMZ he was "s--- talking" when he made those comments to a reporter from the UK.

  • Dorff also said he sent a note to Johansson after the interview was published.

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Stephen Dorff has toned down his strong criticism of Scarlett Johansson and "Black Widow."

Earlier this month, The "True Detective" star told The Independent that he was "embarrassed" for Johansson for appearing in the latest Marvel movie, "Black Widow," which he called "garbage."

When asked about the comments by TMZ in an article published Tuesday, Dorff said his words were taken "a little bit out of context," saying, "I love Scarlett," whom he called "a great actress."

He added: "I heard she's going to be a mom, so I wish her the best, and she's an old friend of mine, so I felt bad about that comment."

Dorff also told TMZ that he sent Johansson a note after his criticism made headlines.

But when the actor was asked whether he had gone to see "Black Widow," Dorff said he had not, adding that he liked "darker" superhero movies: "I don't really go to those movies. I like 'Iron Man.' I like when they go a little darker. I love the Joker. I'm looking forward to the new Batman - Matt Reeves' film."

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"Black Widow" is the first movie of the MCU's phase four. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

"I think that guy in England got me in a moment when I was s--- talking a little bit and I felt a little bad," Dorff added. "It happens sometimes."

In the interview with The Independent about the 47-year-old actor's latest movie, Dorff went on a rant about the state of the film industry.

"I still hunt out the good s--- because I don't want to be in 'Black Widow,'" he said. "It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I'm embarrassed for those people. I'm embarrassed for Scarlett!"

He is one of many members of Hollywood, including the renowned director Martin Scorsese, who have criticized the superhero genre.

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Mahershala Ali and Dorff on HBO's "True Detective" season three. Warrick Page/HBO

In the TMZ. interview, Dorff also sang the praises of Mahershala Ali, his costar in the superhero movie "Blade" and "True Detective." Ali is set to appear in a Marvel Cinematic Universe reboot of "Blade."

"I wish Mahershala the best with the 'Blade' remake," Dorff said. "He's an amazing actor, so I wish him the best with that."

Dorff shot down a question asking whether he might also appear in the reboot, saying, "I don't think so."

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