Star Wars and Marriage Story star Adam Driver lost his cool at an early screening of his upcoming film Ferrari, firing an expletive at a fan in attendance who asked about the movie’s “cheesy” crash scenes.
The incident took place at Poland’s Camerimage Film Festival. Following the screening, Adam Driver opened the floor to fan questions, but one rubbed him the wrong way. “What do you think about [the] crash scenes?” the audience member asked Driver during the Q&A. “They looked pretty harsh, rustic and, I must say, cheesy for me. What do you think?”
“F–k you, I don’t know. Next question,” the Ferrari star fired back flatly.
Driver’s unexpectedly harsh reply was met with gasps and an outbreak of awkward laughter.
Adam Driver reacts to someone asking about & criticizing the crash scenes in ‘FERRARI’ as “pretty harsh, drastic and cheesy.”— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) November 12, 2023
“Fuck you, I don’t know?” pic.twitter.com/MtmehVa6D3
Adam Driver Stars as Ferrari Founder in Upcoming Film
In Ferrari, set to hit theaters on December 25, Adam Driver stars as Enzo Ferrari, the founder of the luxury car company. Directed by Michael Mann, the film also stars Patrick Dempsey, Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Jack O’Connell, Sarah Gadon, and Gabriel Leone.
The film is a biopic following Enzo Ferrari and “the 1957 race that almost ended his auto empire.”
At a press conference for the movie, Driver admitted that Dempsey was allowed to drive vehicles during filming for his role as Ferrari racer athlete Piero Taruffi. Meanwhile, the production crew “wouldn’t let [Driver] drive the cars for insurance reasons.”
“As I said before, making a movie is a miracle and they don’t want me touching the thing that’s the most expensive part,” he added. “I don’t drive the cars, except in pre-production we raced Ferraris — obviously, newer Ferraris, can’t afford the other ones. And then at the beginning, I’m not driving that one, it’s on a dolly.”
“Again, they don’t trust me with small pieces of equipment. Big pieces of equipment like sandwiches, they will let me handle,” Driver joked.
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