'I look how I look': Adam Driver politely answers Chris Wallace's question about his looks

Carlos De Loera, Los Angeles Times on

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Can somebody, anybody please ask Adam Driver a serious question?

Less than a month after Driver was asked a derisive question by a fan about his upcoming film “Ferrari,” the actor was asked another backhanded question last week — but this time by a well-known reporter.

In an interview with CNN journalist Chis Wallace that aired Friday, Driver was asked whether he accepts being compared to great actors such as Al Pacino and Jack Nicholson.

“That’s a nice comparison,” the “Marriage Story” star said to the host of “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?”

“The New Yorker has also called me a horse face, so I take [the comparisons] with a grain of salt,” Driver continued. “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.”

Then, Wallace flatly asked the 40-year-old if his appearance has been a “help or a hindrance” to his career. After looking a bit thrown by the inquiry, the actor delivered a thoughtful response.


“Well, I’ve worked consistently, which is nice, with people I’ve always dreamed that I wanted to work with,” he said. “I look how I look. I can’t change that. So I guess it helped me. Yeah, I don’t know.”

Driver then provided a cheekier answer: “A hindrance in only breaking mirrors wherever I go and having a misshapen, outsize body that I can’t fit through doorways or most clothes or fit into most cars. So apart from that, it’s been good.”

Wallace tried rephrasing the question by asking if Driver ever thought his career would be easier if he looked like Robert Redford. Driver responded in the way anyone might: “Who doesn’t want to look like Robert Redford?”

The “Star Wars” and “Girls” actor concluded his thoughts on the matter by simply adding, “I just kind of accepted this is how I look.”


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