Battleship: Can It Rescue Taylor Kitsch's Career?17 May 2012
Battleship: Can It Rescue Taylor Kitsch's Career?
Taylor Kitsch gets a chance to revive his sharply flagging career relatively quickly thanks to the forthcoming release of 'Battleship.' Kitsch wasn't the only one suffering from the fallout of the disastrous Disney flick 'John Carter,' but as its main star he was unfortunately the one with the most recognisable face and could well have expected to have ended up in Hollywood limbo after the flopping film surged towards losses off $200 million earlier this year. Thankfully he also had a starring role in 'Battleship' - a film loosely based on the board game - and it seems he'll have a chance for instant redemption.
The Los Angeles Times reports that the movie has already taken $250 million worldwide, and it's to be released in the United States on Friday. Reflecting on 'John Carter,' Kitsch told the paper how he'd reacted when someone reassured him on his future, saying "This guy came up to me and goes, 'Next one. Don't worry about it, you'll be fine,'" Kitsch chafed. "I'm like, 'I'm not worried about it, man. I didn't market the movie. I didn't finance it. I gave everything I had to the film.' It sucks to feel like you have to be defensive. But if someone's gonna take the fall, it's gonna be me."
However, he's since toughened up, and said "It's def[initely] been a crazy few months of ups and downs and I'm sure there will be more of both. ... I had a moment by myself when it was at its worst and allowed myself to laugh - especially with the struggle I've [had] getting here. 'Oh, c'mon, Kitsch, ya never thought it was going to be easy, did you?'"
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