Miles Teller on His Public Perception: 'You Can Read or Say Whatever You Want About Me'
Here’s what the 29-year-old actor had to share:
On his public perception: “You can read whatever or say whatever about me, but I care about doing interesting work. I’m not in this for fame. I don’t play the social media game. All I want to do is walk into a room with actors and collaborate.”
On the Esquire piece that called him an “a**hole”: “If somebody wants to do a hit piece, they’ll do a hit piece. In that case, the Esquire reporter had her mind made up long before I showed up. What’s frustrating is that she calls me an a**hole, and then because it’s in a magazine, people say, ‘Oh, he must be.’ But I’ve had however many years of being myself, and I know the kind of person I am. I will defend the person I am through my actions. People can make of it what they want. But I think about so many actors I look up to and wonder what people were saying about them at the age of 27 or 28. I’m sure it’s not all flattering stuff. Who knows? You could be writing a hit piece. She was being just as nice as you are.”
On not having Instagram: “I don’t do Instagram. People are on their phones too much. I’ve been told that having an Instagram account will help me book more roles, get more endorsement deals. It makes you more of a brand. But I’m not interested. I want to build my fan base through movies and movies alone.”
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