If there's a more unlikeable young actor in Hollywood right now than Miles Teller, I've never heard of them. Much like the proverbial broken clock, he manages to be good in about one out of every twelve movies in which he appears—that movie he was good in was Whiplash, in case you were confused. Now he's got a thing or two to say about that Fantastic Four debacle he headlined last year, as well as his experience auditioning for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off film.
During a recent visit to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Teller wanted to clear the air about any perceived lack of effort on his part to make the Fantastic Four reboot as good as it could have been...
"People think that when you make something like a 'Fantastic Four' that doesn’t do well, people think ‘Oh you phoned it in’ and it couldn’t be more untrue. You work harder on the bad films, or the films that turn out maybe not the way you intended, because something’s not working. And I thought it was kind of unjustly critiqued that way; there are even bigger bombs if you’re looking at how much money went into the production and what they reaped back," he said. "But I think it’s unfortunate a movie like that becomes a scarlet letter on a resume when so many talented people worked really hard and maybe a handful of people took it in a negative direction. But so many people worked really hard on that that are so talented."
Despite not knowing the difference between a Scarlet Letter and an Albatross Around his Neck, that's not all. Check your right hand as you read this next sentence and see if you don't find it curling itself into a fist: Presumably thanks to his chin scar, he managed to land an audition for that young Han Solo movie, despite never having seen any of the original Star Wars films...
"I had never even seen any of the original 'Star Wars' movies until maybe a month or a couple weeks before my first audition because I was like, ‘I should check this out’ (laughs). It holds up," he said. "I just love Harrison Ford, I think that’s a great character. I love his brand, I mean so many guys would’ve played that part so wrong and he has humor at the right times. Harrison Ford is a very big actor, when you see the facial expressions and the things he does he goes big, but he’s just always the coolest guy in the room and he’s got all of those great qualities."
Motherfucker, did you just refer to Harrison Ford's "brand"? Fuck you. Fuck you twice.