Actor Tim Roth, who played Sepp Blatter in FIFA’s United Passions movie, was incredibly blunt about the film in a recent Reddit AMA.
Roth knows that everyone on Earth knows that this movie is pretty atrocious, and he revealed the only reason he did it in the first place was because he was trying to put his two children through college.
Here’s what he said when asked about the movie and the state of FIFA:
The film is awful (can't say that because I haven’t seen it) I hated doing it, it was the wrong film but for the right reasons. I had two kids in college so I had to make a decision and it was probably poorly judged, but once you make that decision you have to follow through. It’s a hard road, being in something you don’t want to do, but I’m glad I did it for my family. As for Fifa I thought the movie would be much more about the corruption of this guy at first. I don’t know if he is going to go down, he seems to have survived everything that has been thrown at him. There doesn’t seem to be any way you can get to them because of all those big corporations behind him. It looks the most promising though now though, it looks like he is a on a back foot now because he looks more exposed then he has ever been in the past.
Man, I’ve seldom seen an actor be more honest about taking a role in a bad movie than this. I have a new level of respect for Tim Roth, who is already pretty respected, having been nominated for an Academy Award.
In case you were on the fence about seeing this film (you weren’t), it comes in at No. 63 on IMDB’s Top 100 lowest-rated movies.
- Kenny Ducey