Sure, Miles Teller was really good at playing a jerk in Insurgent, but that doesn't mean he's one in real life.
Still, Esquire basically called him just that after a recent interview with him, with the mag sending out a link promoting the September cover story, tweeting, "Miles Teller is on a quest for greatness (with a bit of d—kishness too)."
It turned out the Whiplash star didn't find that funny at all. He soon fired back, tweeting, "@esquire couldn't be more wrong. I don't think there's anything cool or entertaining about being a dick or an a**hole. Very misrepresenting." Gulp.
@esquire couldn't be more wrong. I don't think there's anything cool or entertaining about being a dick or an asshole. Very misrepresenting— Miles Teller (@Miles_Teller) August 5, 2015
The mag didn't just tweet that he's a dick, though. The writer of the article, Anna Peele, referred to him as a dick throughout the article, which started off with this: "You're sitting across from Miles Teller at the Luminary restaurant in Atlanta and trying to figure out if he's a dick."
"So yeah, he is kind of a dick," Anna continues. "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 dick now?—is pretty great."
And while she did praise his acting work to date, there was more dick name calling to be had after she asked him about a TMZ clip surfaced showing him seemingly intoxicated and dancing at the BottleRock Napa Valley music and wine festival.
"I don't give a sh*t," he replied. "I can either censor myself or not, and you're always trying to figure it out. It's how you deal with the paparazzi. Do you not do what you would do? Do you live your life with all these filters and censors because everyone has a camera? Or do you f**king dance how you would dance and have people say, 'Oh, he's on drugs'? I was drinking and was at a f**king Brett Dennen f**king concert."
Anna wrote, "You wonder how much he really doesn't give a sh*t. Because it kind of seems like no one gives more of a sh*t about what he does. Enough that, yeah, he has to be kind of a dick about it. How can you not like that?"
And she didn't end the article before calling him that once more, writing, "He gives you a hug and goes off to contribute to the cache or catalog or canon or whatever the f**k you call it and charm the world with his dickishness."
Still, although the article wasn't the most positive depiction of Miles, the 28-year-old thesp was candid, even breaking down the surprisingly low amounts he was paid to star in a few of his successful indie films, saying he earned $5,000 for Rabbit Hole, $7,000 for The Spectacular Now and $8,000 for Whiplash.
When he isn't dabbling in those small indies though, he's making big bucks from his upcoming film Fantastic Four, and of course, the Divergent franchise.