‘John Carter’ Wasn’t A Failure, Taylor Kitsch Says

Taylor Kitsch might not be the definition of a classy gentleman — he did too much boozing and womanizing on “Friday Night Lights” for us to ever look at him that way — but he’s certainly as cool as they come. Even in the midst of all the backlash surrounding the whole lot of money “John Carterdidn’t make, Kitsch is out and proud in saying he’d gladly return to Barsoom again.

“I would do ’John Carter’ again tomorrow,” he told CNN. “I’m very proud of ’John Carter.’ Box office doesn’t validate me as a person, or as an actor.”

Elsewhere, Kitsch told Yahoo (via Blastr) about his thoughts on the overall “Carter” box office performance: “I don’t see it as a failure, that’s the thing. I’m incredibly proud of it, and I would do it all over again … If someone told me that my first lead film will make well over 300 million dollars, that’s a good thing.”

“I know personally I literally did everything possible I could have in John Carter, and in Battleship and in Savages,” he added. “That’s why I prep so hard, and why I push myself so hard, so I can have no regrets.”

Big props for standing by your flick, Taylor. Here’s hoping for bigger and brighter things with “Battleship” and “Savages.” Speaking of that last one, I recommend staying tuned to this space in the coming days…

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