‘Dumb and Dumber’ director Michael Douglas talks ‘Dumber’ reboot and sequel, how he’s inspired by ‘Divergent’ author J.K. Rowling
Posted On July 27, 2021
“I was inspired by J. K. Rowling.
I’ve read her books.
And I think her story is so wonderful, and so complex, and I think we’re at a moment in time where we need to take on the responsibility to give these stories to a new generation.”
He said the films are “the perfect antidote” to the “vitriolic, hateful and destructive” backlash the controversy over the film has caused.
“The message is, ‘Don’t be offended,'” he said.
Don’t be defensive.
Don’ t get defensive.
It’s a good message.
And if we can get through this, we can move on.”
He also spoke about the controversy surrounding the film, which has led to the resignation of director Michael Dougherty.
“I have no idea who Michael Dougieff is,” Douglas said.
“It’s hard to say, but I have no interest in being the scapegoat.”
He added, “He’s been my hero.
I’m very happy for him.
He was a wonderful actor.
I don’t know what he did, but he was a great actor.”
The actor also shared some thoughts on the current political climate, which is the backdrop of the film.
“We’re in an interesting time right now, but we’re not here to fight the war,” Douglas continued.
“We’re here to make this film, and it’s about bringing these stories alive.
It doesn’t need to be political.
It shouldn’t have to be about one side or the other.
It should be about telling these stories and telling people these stories.
It needs to be the truth, and hopefully it’s coming out and it can be a catalyst for people to be open and listen and listen to these stories.”
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