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Adam Driver defended after he’s asked about his appearance in new interview

Callum Jones

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Adam Driver defended after he’s asked about his appearance in new interview

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Adam Driver has been defended on social media after he was asked about his appearance in a recent interview.

Driver is starring as Enzo Ferrari in the upcoming film Ferrari, and for the biographical drama, the Marriage Story star had to drive what he described as an 'open-wheel single seater' for the film's pre-production.

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The synopsis of the new movie, which is set to hit cinemas in December, reads: "Set in the summer of 1957, with Enzo Ferrari's auto empire in crisis, the ex-racer turned entrepreneur pushes himself and his drivers to the edge as they launch into the Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy."

As you can expect, the film is very car-centred; and Driver had to do lots of driving (as per his name) beforehand.

Well, ahead of the releases of Ferrari later this month, Driver has been doing the media rounds promoting his latest project.

And as is usually the case with these type of interviews, conversation strayed elsewhere.

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This week, Driver sat down with CNN’s Chris Wallace to promote Ferrari, where an interesting conversation took a rather strange turn.

Adam Driver has been doing the media rounds promoting his latest film Ferrari. Credit: CNN
Adam Driver has been doing the media rounds promoting his latest film Ferrari. Credit: CNN

The interview was running pretty much as standard before Wallace pointed out that Driver doesn't 'look like the typical movie star'.

Speaking on CNN’s Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?, Wallace asked Driver about comparisons to actors like Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson who 'blurred the line between movie star and character actor'.

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Driver responded: "That’s very nice. Those are the actors that made me want to be an actor, so that’s a nice comparison."

Referring to a 2019 New Yorker article, Wallace asked: "Do you accept it?"

Driver responded by pointing out the outlet has not exactly said kind things about him in the past.

Adam Driver and director Michael Mann attend a photocall for the movie 'Ferrari'. Credits: Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage
Adam Driver and director Michael Mann attend a photocall for the movie 'Ferrari'. Credits: Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage
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He said: "Well, no. The New Yorker has also called me a horse-face, so I take it with a grain of salt.

"I remember reading one reviewer [who said] ‘his agent probably doesn’t know whether to put him in a movie or the Kentucky Derby.’

"So if you believe the good thing, you have to believe the bad thing. I try to not absorb anything."

This led to the awkward question about appearance, as Wallace claimed Driver doesn't 'look like the typical movie star', and asked if this has helped or hindered him in his career.

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Driver appeared visibly uncomfortable by the question, but he quickly replied: "I look how I look. I can’t change that, so I guess it helped me."

Since the interview was aired, many have flocked to social media to defend the actor.

"I feel like I hear far more about people thinking he's hot and attractive than the opposite," one person penned.

While another added: "That man is f**king gorgeous, leave him alone Chris."

UNILAD has reached out to CNN for comment.

Topics: Film & TV, Film and TV, Celebrity

Callum Jones
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