Movie interviews are pretty boring things. You get a movie reporter asking questions about a movie and the director or actor answers them. Sometimes, people like to have fun and make some jokes. But the answers are mostly the same:
Oh, he was great to work with!
It’s just a great movie I hope people like it!
BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
Battleship director Peter Berg decided to change things up. He went off about Israel and called his interviewer a draft dodger.
What the f*ck is gonna happen in Israel? You got Bibi [Israeli PM Netanyahu], and what’s the Secretary of Defense’s name? You have TWO MEN who are now dictating the policy towards Iran. It’s a real mess, because you’ve gotta decide whether it’s better, to allow Iran to be armed, and whether a nuclear Iran is less of a threat, than an attacked Iran. If you attack Iran now, they’re gonna fight you back, right? There’s gonna be blood. Israelis will die, right? No question. Would you rather take that now, or let them get a nuclear bomb. It’s the most serious issue facing our planet today.
And then he realizes he has a movie to promote so he steps back in what may be the greatest pivot ever. Israeli politics to … Rihanna?
More so than the movie Battleship, which, you know, I’m very excited to have directed, I love Rihanna, she’s a great actress, did a wonderful job in the film… My Dad was a Navy historian…
Nuclear weapons to Rihanna’s acting performance. Absolute brilliance. [FilmDrunk]