Martin Scorsese’s Daughter ‘Tricked’ Him Into Making Viral TikToks
Martin Scorsese has recently found himself getting attention for something other than his films: starring in his Gen Z daughter’s TikToks. 24-year-old Francesca Scorsese has been posting videos of the Killers of the Flower Moon director on a regular basis on the app. The videos featuring the 80-year-old filmmaker have ranged from Scorsese guessing “feminine items,” “silly goose” tributes of the director, and even guessing slang words like “simp” and “sneaky link.” In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Scorsese opened up about making the videos with his daughter.
He tells the publication that when he’s at home, his daughter will come up to him and “reel him in,” so to speak. She’ll say things like, “‘Dad, look over here and tell me this,'” he recalls. “So I’m in my pajamas … She said, ‘Well, it’s a thing they’re doing.’ Who’s ‘they?’ She says, ‘Everybody’s doing it. It’s a thing called TikTok.’” That’s all it took to get the Goodfellas director on board. Then in a TikTok video in which Scorsese chooses the best movie using a bracket filter, he says, “I was tricked into that.” The comments section was full of people laughing over his hesitation over some of his choices while also calling him out for choosing Birdman over The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. He notes that he was tricked into doing this video.
Most of the time, Scorsese, who celebrates his 81st birthday this week, said he is unaware that these videos are going to be posted. “I was just doing it in the other room with her,” he says of the film bracket video. “I don’t know what they’re going to do. They always have those iPhone cameras in their hands. You’re not aware. I honestly did not know she was going to post it … They use the words ‘post it,’ right?”