During a 2015 interview with Esquire Magazine, Miles Teller was asked whether or not he considered himself to be a “jerk.” Since then, the actor, who is currently promoting his new film Thank You For Your Service, has been trying to live down that interview and the question that was posed to him. Especially after the interviewer from Esquire said that although Teller was a solid actor, he was also “kind of a d***,” and even went so far as to say that the actor was lacking in any sense of sensitivity, while also being a rather arrogant person.
According to the New York Daily News, during a screening of Thank You For Your Service, Miles Teller said that his hope is that eventually people stop asking him about the 2015 interview, and his apparent bad behavior. In fact, Teller has said that he feels like he has been misrepresented in interviews, particularly the Esquire one and he wants people to know he is not actually a “jerk.” Although he may feel as if there has been a lot of misrepresentation when it comes to who he is as a person, he also conceded that it is “always tough but that’s this business.”
Miles Teller shared that he rarely finds himself reading an interview he has done where he feels like they are describing who he is as a person. He said that when he reads back over interviews he has participated in, he feels as if they do not sound like him, or the things he would actually say. While the words may be his own and he said he does not “go outside my body when I do an interview,” he feels as if in some way what he says ends up being manipulated in some manner, which in turn makes him look bad.
Although Miles Teller feels that manipulation of interviews is the nature of his business, that does not mean he is happy with the reputation he has been left with over the last few years. In fact, he said that he really wishes that his interviews would be videotaped so that what he says would not only not be manipulated in writing, but so that people could actually hear what he had to say without any type of outside influence, or possible change in the way he said things.
While Miles Teller may feel like he has been misrepresented in interviews, that does mean that his work has not been praised, in fact fans of the actor can see his latest work in Thank You For Your Service, which debuted in theaters on October 27.
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