‘Mickey is such a beautiful, wonderful human being,’ she tells MTV News of her ‘Passion Play’ co-star.
Megan Fox has enjoyed her fair share of high-concept movie roles in the past several years, with characters ranging from a demonic succubus in “Jennifer’s Body” to a gun-slinging prostitute in “Jonah Hex.” But her upcoming turn as a winged circus freak in director Mitch Glazer’s “Passion Play” might be her most surreal yet — thanks largely to the assistance of co-star Mickey Rourke.
“Mickey is such a beautiful, wonderful human being,” Fox told MTV News. “He’s so genuine and so sweet and so talented. I just love him to death. I kept telling him that he needs to have kids, because I think he’s going to be an amazing dad. I hope he does that soon.”
The words “genuine and sweet” might not be the first to come to mind for moviegoers who know Rourke best for his menacing turns in “Iron Man 2,” “The Wrestler” and “Sin City.” But Fox confessed that she feels a bond with Rourke because they are both celebrities who march to the beat of their own drummers and say what they feel. In fact, Fox’s admiration for Rourke goes so far that she got inked up in his honor.
“I actually got a tattoo that is sort of in honor of him,” she revealed. “It’s on my ribs. I don’t know if it’s been photographed yet, but it’ll come out eventually, I’m sure. I just love him very much and think he’s very special.”