I think it’s safe to say that Miles Teller profile for Esquire (he also covers the new issue) didn’t go as the actor had hoped. He didn’t make the best impression on his interviewer, which resulted in a less-than-flattering portrait.
Here’s the Esquire cover, which looks great:
This is Esquire’s tweet, announcing the new issue:
— Esquire Magazine (@esquire) August 5, 2015
Miles didn’t take this lying down. He tweeted back:
@esquire couldn’t be more wrong. I don’t think there’s anything cool or entertaining about being a dick or an asshole. Very misrepresenting
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) August 5, 2015
Here’s how the Esquire article starts:
You’re sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he’s a d*ck.
You’ve just told him, by way of making conversation, that according to legend the champagne coupe in your hand is shaped like Marie Antoinette’s left breast, and he tells you the highball glass is modeled after his c*ck. Then he tells the waitress the same thing.
Then there’s this excerpt about the ‘Fantastic Four’ star:
He recounts a direct message he—a twenty-eight-year-old actor still trying to find his place in his profession—sent to five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant through Twitter: Kobe, watched your Showtime documentary. Really related to what you’re talking about and striving for greatness and how it can oftentimes be an isolated journey, and how relationships can be a weakness in a way, if you’re really kind of going after it.
He says he wants to contribute to the body of great acting in the world, to the . . . shit, he can’t find the term—cache? catalog? canon? Whatever, you know what he means. He thinks he has something to offer.
Sounds like Miles needs to work with someone on how to present himself during interviews! Perhaps he and the interviewer just didn’t “gel.” I think it’s tough for celebs: there under so much pressure to say something “quotable” that will get headlines, but it’s so easy for an interview to go off the rails when you do that. I think it’s safe to say he didn’t impress the interviewer, Anna Peele, and she must’ve felt pretty strongly for Esquire to run the piece as it is. Well, it’s getting headlines!
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