Ridley Scott Tells Interviewer To ‘Go F**k Yourself’ For Criticising His Previous Movies
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Ridley Scott has unloaded on a journalist who compared his previous films to his latest movie.
The legendary director sat down with a Russian interviewer to talk about The Last Duel and the reporter made a comment about how realistic it is compared to his other historical dramas.
"You have a very realistic film. It is more realistic than Kingdom of Heaven and Robin Hood," he said.
However, before he could finish his question or statement, Scott interrupted him and told him exactly where to shove that remark.
"Sir, f**k you, thank you very much, f**k you. Go f**k yourself," the director quipped back over the top of the journalist.
It seems as though the reporter thought it was more of a jokey reply as he started chuckling, however Scott and actor Jodie Comer sat there expressionless.
Unfortunately, the clip ends there and we don't get to see whether Ridley was just having a laugh or if he was deadly serious.
But it's fair to say that the director has been pretty defensive about The Last Duel after it failed to perform at the box office, even after getting rave reviews from critics.
The film, starring Jodie Comer, Matt Damon and Adam Driver and Ben Affleck, is a historical drama that dives into the story of a knight who challenges his friend to a judicial duel after his wife claims the friend raped her.
Despite the movie costing $100 million to make, it's so far only pulled in $29 million.
When asked why he thought the movie tanked, Scott lashed out at one particular age group.
"I think what it boils down to - what we've got today [is] the audience who were brought up on these f***ing cellphones," he said on Marc Maron's WTF podcast.
"The millennian, [who] do not ever want to be taught anything unless you told it on the cellphone."
"This is a broad stroke, but I think we're dealing with it right now with Facebook. This is a misdirection that has happened where it's given the wrong kind of confidence to this latest generation, I think."
He later explained though that he doesn't have any regrets about how the film turned out.
"We all thought it was a terrific script. And we made it. You can't win all the time. I've never had one regret on any movie I've ever made," he said.
"Nothing. I learned very early on to be your own critic. The only thing you should really have an opinion on is what you just did. Walk away. Make sure you're happy. And don't look back. That's me."
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