Adam Driver walked out of an interview after he was forced to watch a clip from Marriage Story.
The 36-year-old actor was on NPR‘s talk show Fresh Air with Terry Gross when Driver was played a clip of him singing in Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story — a segment he wasn’t happy about watching again.
According to Variety, executive producer of Fresh Air, Danny Miller, said in a statement, “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.
Miller went on to say, “We knew from our previous interview with Adam Driver that he does not enjoy listening back to clips of his movies (that isn’t unusual, a lot of actors feel that way). So Terry invited him to take off his headphones while we played back the 20-second clip, and that our engineer in New York would cue him to put his headphones back on after the clip ended (we also did this during our 2015 interview).
But this time around, after the clip concluded we were informed by our engineer in NY that he had walked out of the studio, and then left the building. We still don’t understand why Adam Driver chose to leave the interview at that point.”
The Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker actor said in 2015, “Yeah, no, I’ve watched myself or listened to myself before, then I 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.”