Miles Teller just landed the cover of Esquire, which could be awesome but the publication described him as “kind of a d**k”.
The 28-year-old Fantastic Four star took to Twitter on Wednesday to slam the publication for their comments.
Miles tweeted, “@esquire couldn’t be more wrong. I don’t think there’s anything cool or entertaining about being a di*k or an as*hole. Very misrepresenting.”
It came after Esquire posted their interview on the social networking site, which read, “Miles Teller is on a quest for greatness (with a bit of d**kishness too).” Ouch!
Miles’s Fantastic Four co-stars were also quick to defend him.
Actress Kate Mara tweeted, “My movie husband @Miles_Teller is crazy talented and a truly fantastic person.”
Jamie Bell described him as a ‘great actor and guy’, while Michael B. Jordan added, “@Miles_Teller is my boy and I’m a great judge of character.”
The magazine didn’t just blast him on social media but the writer pretty much called him a “di*k” throughout the interview.
The writer begins, “You’re sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he’s a di*k”.
The conversation turns to Teller’s desire to contribute great acting.
The article reads, “He’s kind of a di*k. But the thing is, you agree with him: His admittedly limited body of work so far, his oeuvre — a word you define and spell for him, so who’s the di*k now? — is pretty great”.
In the Esquire interview, Miles is quoted as saying that he knows people think he is ‘ugly’.
Teller said,”I was thinking about that today, how I probably think I’m better-looking than the public thinks I am”.
Miles added, “I was in one of these forums about a film I did, and it’s like, ‘This dude is so ugly! How does he get f***ing parts?’ Well, he’s not, like, traditionally handsome, but…’ ‘And that’s kind of what it is. Maybe it’s because I came from a small town, but I always did well for myself.”
During the interview, he also talked about the 2007 car accident and that he nearly died. He was left covered in scars after he was thrown 30 feet from a speeding car.
He told the publication, “I got a lot of laser surgery on my face, like what they use for getting rid of tattoos. Like, very painful”.
The car he was a passenger in was being driven by his junior-year roommate at New York University but he never blamed his friend for what happened.
The friendship didn’t last though, with Miles explaining, “I was racking up all these medical bills, so we had to sue his insurance because he was driving. It’s not like we’re suing HIM; we’re suing his insurance”.
In 2008, the Whiplash actor lost two of his best friends in car accidents, five weeks apart.
Teller said, “I was in the hospital when they pulled the plug on my one friend. I knew what it felt like to hug a mother the day she lost her son”.
Miles stars as Mr. Fantastic in the Fantastic Four reboot, which hits theaters on Friday.
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