Who is Miles Teller really? His life, his career and his wife.
In 2013, he showed more depth to his craft in the coming-of-age drama, The spectacular now, and landed more main roles in Whiplash, Divergent, Fantastic Four and War dogs.
Then came the 2015 Squire “hit track”.
“You’re sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta trying to figure out if he’s ad*ck,” the profile began.
“So yeah,” he continued several paragraphs later, “he’s kinda ad*ck.”
While the profile, by Squire Anna Peele, doesn’t just call it ad*ck — she also dives into her career and her car accident — that was the one takeaway from the article anyone, including Teller, talked about after it was published.
Responding to the post on Twitter, Teller wrote, “@esquire couldn’t be more wrong.
“I don’t think there’s anything cool or entertaining about being a jerk or an asshole. It’s very misleading.”
@squire couldn’t be more wrong. I don’t think there’s anything cool or fun about being an asshole or an asshole. very misrepresentation
— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) August 5, 2015
Talk to The Guardian the following year, the actor said he felt “helpless” and “angry” after it was published.
“For the average person, they read this article, they haven’t met you, they’re like, ‘Oh, Miles is an asshole,'” he said.
“Haven’t you heard it? You haven’t read it Squire? Yeah, she said he was an asshole – he must be!”
“I grew up middle class in a small town. I have all my friends from high school. I’m close to my family. I date a normal girl. So I want people to think I’m a man . of the people, because I feel it.
“I know who I am, and that’s not who I was in this story,” he added.