February 24, 2010 04:54:20 GMT
Mickey Rourke has backed his 'Passion Play' co-star who frequently gets criticized over her acting skills, claiming that people say bad things about her because she's beautiful.
Mickey Rourke is convinced Megan Fox is unfairly criticized over her acting skills "because she's beautiful". "The Wrestler" star has teamed up with the 23-year-old for new movie "Passion Play", and the actor admits he has been astounded by Fox's talent.
And Rourke is adamant the "Transformers" star is a clean-living, promising actress who is not given the recognition she deserves because of her good looks. He says, "She doesn't drink or do drugs. People say bad stuff about her and how she can't act but they only say that because she's beautiful. She's the most talented actress I've worked with. When she cries in a scene, I get emotional."
In "Passion Play", which is scheduled to be released in 2011, Mickey Rourke tackles the role of Nate Granzini while Megan Fox stars as Lily. Joining them in cast ensemble are Kelly Lynch, Bill Murray and Lora Cunningham.