Normally, when actors complain about playing pretend for hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions, my initial reaction is to suggest they round up a whole bunch of dicks and press them into a sandwich. A penis panini if you will. But in this case, I actually sat through Divergent and am genuinely amazed every single person involved didn’t commit suicide. So when Miles Teller candidly told an interviewer that he felt “dead inside” filming the movie, I laid down my dicks and went, “It’s okay, son, let all out.” Via W Magazine:
“When I first read Whiplash, I was feeling dead inside,” Teller confided, in a rare display of emotion. At that time, he was in Chicago shooting this past spring’s Divergent. “I didn’t have an interesting part, and I’d taken the film for business reasons: It was the first movie I’d done that was going to have an international audience. I called my agent and said, ‘This sucks.’ He told me about Whiplash.”
Except there’s one small problem. Miles Teller is still working on the Divergent franchise and has at least nine of them left after they split the last book into seven separate movies. So here he is furiously backpedaling while his rep runs around going, “He didn’t mean the exact words that he said!”
I’ve never done a movie for “business” reasons. I’m proud to be a part of Divergent franchise and love all of Peter’s Princesses
In the meantime, Miles Teller is the new Mr. Fantastic, so hopefully he complains about feeling “stretched too thin” because I don’t know about you, but I love superhero puns and chortling to myself in a cage of loneliness. *wipes tears* Haha, I’m okay, I’m okay. Just give me a minute.
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