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Star Wars’ Adam Driver ‘walks out of interview’ after he was ‘forced to listen to himself singing’ in Marriage Story


Adam Driver ‘walked out of interview’ with NPR over Marriage Story clip (Picture: Alamy)

Adam Driver ‘walked out’ of an interview after ‘being forced to listen to himself singing’ in a clip from Marriage Story.

The Star Wars actor – who famously doesn’t like watching any of his work back – was appearing on NPR show Fresh Air, with host Terry Gross, recording his part of the chat from New York.

But it has been claimed he left midway through the interview, after he was asked to listen to the audio.

According to reports, things got awkward when the presenter – who was in the studio in Philadelphia – went to play the clip of the 36-year-old singing Being Alive from the Netflix film.

Despite Adam ‘expressing displeasure’ at the idea, Terry ploughed on, with the Fresh Air team suggesting the actor take his headphones off instead.

Executive producer Danny Miller revealed he wasn’t having it, and simply left the studio ‘while we were playing back a clip from the film’.

Speaking about the ‘incident’, the producer admitted he didn’t ‘understand’ why the Girls star decided to up and leave instead of sticking around.

The Daily Mail states he said in an email: ‘We don’t really understand why he left.

‘We were looking forward to the interview — Terry thinks he’s a terrific actor, he was a great guest when he was on [Fresh Air] in 2015 — so we were disappointed that we didn’t have a new interview to share with our listeners about Marriage Story.’

Adam has been vocal about not wanting to watch or listen to his performances, and lifted the lid on the reason behind this during a previous stint on the very same show.

Adam revealed he ‘always hates’ watching himself back (Picture: Getty)

Back in 2015, he said: ‘I don’t want to hear the bad acting that probably was happening during that clip.’

When asked if it can throw him off, he continued: ‘I’ve watched myself or listened to myself before, then always hate it.

‘And then wish I could change it, but you can’t.

‘And I think I have, like, a tendency to try to make things better or drive myself and the other people around me crazy with the things I wanted to change or I wish I could change.’

Metro.co.uk has contacted Adam’s reps for a comment.



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