Last month, Martin Scorsese added something to his legendary career, which is going viral on TikTok thanks to his daughter, Francesca Scorsese. The popular video platform put him in a new light, especially for Gen Z and longtime fans. He has since opened up about it, jokingly talking about how he was “tricked” into coming on camera.
While he has appeared in multiple videos, the one that blew up online was of the filmmaker’s daughter giving him modern slang terms to guess. He had to figure out the meaning of words and phrases like cap, ship, simp, and throw shade. The video went viral, racking up over 2 million views and 322,000 likes. As you can see, the numbers are quite impressive!
Martin Scorsese Opens Up About Going Viral on TikTok With His Daughter, Francesca
In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Martin Scorsese shed light on his new stardom on TikTok. He jokingly talked about how his daughter “tricked” him into appearing on camera. Now, the two are constantly making videos together. But first, she had to explain what the hell TikTok was.
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.’ All right. All right. I mean, the one we did with the dog, that was known.”Martin Scoresese on getting introduced to TikTok
The reference to the dog was a nod to one video in which he talked about how he “needed a change” in his casting choices. After a cut, we see his dog, a schnauzer named Oscar.
When it gets into trickery, Martin Scorsese said that some of those TikTok videos are him humoring his daughter. He doesn’t always know if she will upload a video they shoot.
I was just doing it in the other room with her. 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.Martin Scorsese on filming TikTok videos with his daughter
While making videos with his daughter, the filmmaker is currently promoting his latest film, Killers of the Flower Moon. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Lily Gladstone, Jesse Plemons, Tantoo Cardinal, John Lithgow, Brendan Fraser, and more.