‘The Aquamarine’ star: ‘I don’t feel like I need to be happy’
Actor Martin Scorsese has spoken out against the backlash he has faced after making a controversial film in which he portrays an Aboriginal child.
Speaking in a new interview with CNN’s Erin Burnett, the director revealed he felt like he needed to be “happy” with the film because it was the best he could do.
“I didn’t feel I needed to do it because I was so happy with the result of it,” he said.
“And I’m sure the people that have read the script will see that.
They will see the beauty and the courage that I had to do that.”
Martin Scorsis film ‘The Dark Knight’ sparked a backlash for its portrayal of an Aboriginal boy.
Scorses controversial film, titled “The Aquasarine”, was originally released in 2010, but was pulled from theatres after a controversy about the portrayal of the Aboriginal character, Martin, by a white actor.
“He didn’t do the work to play the character he was playing,” Scors, a producer of films including “The Untouchables” and “The Wolf of Wall Street”, said.
“He was a very good actor, but he didn’t play the role of Martin.
He played the character as if he was Martin, which is the same thing.
It was very problematic.”
In the new interview, Scors said he had never felt he needed a film that was “toxic” and that he felt he had done a good job with the story.
“If you’re a filmmaker, and you want to make something that is a little bit toxic, you have to be willing to put yourself in the position of the artist,” he told Burnett.
I never experienced it as a situation where you’re going to have to compromise your integrity, or compromise your morals. “
I had never experienced that.
I never experienced it as a situation where you’re going to have to compromise your integrity, or compromise your morals.
I had never been forced to do so.
I didn’t even feel that was the case with my films.”
Martin was originally played by the late Richard Attenborough, but Scors told Burnett that the actor’s likeness was “terrible”.
“He was an awful, terrible actor, and he was a terrible character,” Scor said.
He added: “And I don’t think I’m in the right place to judge the performance of an actor.
The film is a sequel to the 2014 film “The Dark and Stormy” that made waves after a white child actor played the role. “
So, yes, I had an absolute terrible experience making the film.”
The film is a sequel to the 2014 film “The Dark and Stormy” that made waves after a white child actor played the role.
Scor has since apologised for the controversy.
“It was a great film,” he wrote on Instagram.
“I loved making it, I was in love with the script, and I felt so privileged and so proud of what I had done.”
Watch the interview below: