Marvel Actors Who Gave Cringeworthy Interviews


The stars of the Marvel Cinematic Universe
go through a lot on-screen, but some of their biggest battles seem to be waged while promoting
the films. From dodging awkward underwear questions to
being victims of all-out pranks, these are the most uncomfortable interviews with Marvel
actors. Actors and actresses always seem to get a
different line of questioning from the media. Though Scarlett Johansson tends to handle
some stranger moments with patience and grace, she appeared to have enough of one particular
question during a press junket for The Avengers. When speaking with Extra, Johansson was asked: “Were you able to wear undergarments?” “You’re like the fifth person to ask me
that. What is going on? What?” Then, to illuminate how strange the question
is to ask, Johansson told the interviewer to ask if director Joss Whedon was wearing
underwear. “Was I wearing underwear? Gosh. Ask Joss.” “I did!” “You asked Joss what kind of underwear he
wears?” In a later interview with Cosmo UK, Johansson
seemingly referenced the infamous undies query, jokingly prodding her co-star Mark Ruffalo
about his skivvies. “Are you wearing underwear? No, no, tell us.” “How do you answer that question?” Then, the outlet decided to have some fun
with this trend of weird gender-specific questions, flipping the script and asking Ruffalo some
of the questions that women tend to get asked. He was a good sport about it. “So did you feel much pressure to slim down,
get in shape, go on a diet, Mark?” “Not really.” “You ate a bunch of peanut butter, did some
push-ups, right?” When Samuel L. Jackson and Brie Larson attended
The Jonathan Ross Show to promote Captain Marvel, they probably expected to talk about
their new movie. Instead, they had to witness a long public
explanation and apology from comedian Seann Walsh about his cheating scandal on Strictly
Come Dancing. “If you behave the way I did privately, that’s
bad enough, but for it to go so public…” According to The Sun, the Marvel actors were
none too pleased about having to sit through the painfully awkward and very personal moment. Considering the fun they seemed to have together
on other press junket interviews, it must have been extra painful for the two stars. “My wrist? Stop watching.” “My neck, is flossy.” “My bank deposits, my gloss is poppin.” “You like my hair? Gee, thanks, just bought it.” While visiting Sway in the Morning, Terrence
Howard was asked to explain what really went down behind the scenes in between Iron Man
and Iron Man 2. After playing the role of James Rhodes in
Iron Man, Howard was removed from the franchise and replaced by Don Cheadle for the second
film. According to Howard, the studio approached
him after the first film with a much lower offer for his return than was originally promised: “We think the movie will be successful with
or without you, so, instead of the $8 million we said we were going to pay you, we’re going
to let you come back for a million dollars.” While this story is crazy, things take a weirder
turn: “The best thing that happened as a result
of it is that I went back to school and got my doctorate in chemical engineering and now
I have a company where we grow diamonds.” Though impressive, some reports suggest this
might not be the full truth. Reports say that Howard only received an honorary
degree. By now, nearly every Marvel fan has heard
of the Mark Ruffalo Infinity War spoiler on Good Morning America. The actor rocked the MCU and its fans with
a nugget of information that gave away one of the biggest twists in the franchise. In the interview, Ruffalo looks to Don Cheadle
for advice on how much he can say. Cheadle wisely advises against spoiling the
end of Thor: Ragnarok when asked about it. “Can I say it?” “No!” “Can I just give him a little taste?” “I wouldn’t say too much, but you can say
as much as you… it’s your career.” Though Ruffalo escapes the Thor question relatively
unscathed, he then drops a major spoiler for Infinity War. “Wait till you see this next one. Ha-everybody dies.” “Dude, dude!” “Ha… not everybody. Not everybody. Is that…?” Knowing how that one works out, we see that
Ruffalo was very close to giving away the entire ending. When Ruffalo starts questioning how much trouble
he’s going to get in for his blunder, Cheadle has some good advice: “Am I in trouble?” “A little!” “Is Barry gonna be mad?” “Dude, I would just move on. I wouldn’t try to focus on it.” During the press circuit for Avengers: Endgame,
there appeared to be a little competitive energy lingering between Chris Hemsworth and
Brie Larson. During an interview with Entertainment Tonight,
things got a bit bristly between the two, and fans have taken to dissecting the interview
ever since. “Is there any competition between the different
sects, the different groups?” “There’s no competition for me because I’m
the strongest.” “Ehhhh, I let her think that.” The one moment that stood out in the interview
above all others, came after Hemsworth joked that Larson did her own stunts like Tom Cruise. “I did my stunts because I thought that’s
what everyone did!” “Oh, we’ve got the next Tom Cruise over here.” “I’ll be the first me, not the next Tom Cruise,
thank you very much.” Comic conventions bring out all kinds of interesting
people, and that can lead to some uncomfortable exchanges. That seems to be what went down during a Marvel
panel at ACE Comic Con in 2018. With Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, and Anthony
Mackie on stage being interviewed by Kevin Smith, things were thrown to the crowd for
a Q&A. For the last question, two fans came up, essentially
to gush at Tom Holland and his dog, Tessa. “I didn’t really have a question, but my friend
Ruthie back there has some fanart of Tom and Tessa.” When Stan asks who Tessa was, the fan snaps: “Who’s Tessa?” “His dog — Oh my gosh, educate yourself!” Holland tried to smooth things over by telling
the fans they were making him look bad, but it was too late. Stan made a quip about the girls spending
too much time on the internet, and Mackie chimed in with his own comment. “He’s posting pictures of him and his dog?” “Yeah!” “He’s just hanging out at home with his dog?” “Do you not follow Tom on Instagram?” “Baby, I’m an adult.” Not every joke lands and, sometimes, the jokester
lands in hot water when a joke is made in poor taste. Celebrities have to be extra cautious about
this, particularly during interviews. Jeremy Renner and Chris Evans found this out
the hard way during a Digital Spy interview when they were asked what they thought of
Natasha Romanoff’s love life in the MCU. The interviewer reminds the actors that Johansson’s
character appeared to be interested in either or both of their characters but eventually
went with Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner. The two actors had a poor joke in response: “She’s a sl*t.” “I was going to say something along that line. She’s a complete wh*re.” “TRICK, man.” Well, fans didn’t love that kind of language
or the idea that Johansson’s character was being reduced in such a way, and they let
the world know about it. Renner and Evans responded with a public apology. Evans said the joke was “very juvenile and
offensive,” while Renner had a milder apology: “I am sorry that this tasteless joke about
a fictional character offended anyone.” In 2015, while promoting Avengers: Age of
Ultron, Robert Downey Jr. sat down with Channel 4 News’ Krishnan Guru-Murthy. After talking about the character of Iron
Man in general the discussion veered into a very particular topic: “What do you think of the obvious parallels
being made between you and Iron Man?” When Downey Jr. gave an answer regarding their
minor similarities in the first Iron Man, Guru-Murthy dug in deeper: “But he’s becoming a much more likable character,
isn’t he? A better man?” “Yeah, he’s becoming a better guy.” “In a way, you are as well.” When Downey Jr. neglected to give a full answer,
the interviewer reframed the question, bringing up the actor’s brief incarceration. At this mention, the smile fades from Downey’s
face and he starts to look off camera toward his team. Guru-Murthy then delved into the actor’s political
views, asking if he was a liberal or not. Downey Jr. tried to dodge the question by
saying he doesn’t identify as a specific type of political supporter: “I’m certainly not going to backpeddle on
anything I’ve said, but I wouldn’t say that I’m a republican or a liberal or a democrat.” Unwilling to pivot, the interviewer then tried
to get in questions about “the dark periods” Downey Jr. went through, asking if he felt
he was free of all of that. That’s about when Downey Jr. seems to have
had enough of the interview “I’m sorry, I really don’t know… what are
we doing?” “Well, I’m just asking questions.” “Right. Bye.” Everyone has a different idea of what celebrity
means and what one should do with it. Brie Larson often uses her voice and her audience
to speak about the issues that concern her, such as fair and balanced representation in
the entertainment industry. However, it’s not the same for everyone, which
is what led to a bit of an uncomfortable moment in an NDTV interview with Larson and Jeremy
Renner. When asked if their position comes with responsibility,
Larson had a measured answer: “I am committed to self-improvement, and I
work at being the best person that I can be and using this platform for as much good as
I can, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t make mistakes.” Her answer was well thought out and respectable. When it came to Renner’s turn, however, he
interpreted the question a little differently. “I’m pretty accountable and responsible in
my own life. Celebrity is not something I use as any sort
of platform.” Whether he meant it as a rebuke to Larson,
or Renner just didn’t think his response through completely, it certainly made for an awkward
soundbite as a follow-up answer. Paul Rudd has a knack for seizing an opportunity
for laughs when he spots one. So, when his chair made a suspicious noise
during an interview with Fandom Entertainment, he made sure to squeeze every piece of comedy
out of it. “Big things really do come in small packages.” “It’s the chair. It’s leather.” “I’m sure, you just came back from lunch,
I got it.” The interviewer then asked what Rudd does
in his suit that people don’t know about. “I guess, uh, I guess I just do the same stuff
everybody else does.” After a few more fart jokes had the interviewer
and crew dying from laughter, Rudd asks a very good question: “Should we see if we can do this whole interview
with you even getting out one question?” Well, that’s basically how it went. Whenever he was asked a question, Rudd would
answer through the rhythm of chair farts, even adding in some facial expressions to
really sell the performance. “Captain America or Iron Man?” “They’re great. Both of them. Great guys.” Scarlett Johansson may get a lot of weird
questions, but she doesn’t get them all. Perhaps in an effort to catch the actors off-guard,
some interviewers ask about things no one really needs to know about. In competition for the strangest question
of all, one interviewer decided to ask Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Winston Duke something
personal: “What did your costume smell like the last
day of the shoot?” “Why ask that question?” Stan’s co-workers seemed to enjoy their co-star’s
discomfort: “Hard line. He drew a hard line on that question.” “The question is, what’s your next question?” When promoting a movie, actors are contractually
obligated to participate in interviews, even the really excruciating ones. Knowing this, some internet personalities
decided to prank Tom Holland while he was on a press run for Avengers: Infinity War. “Why are you pretending to be British for
the interview?” “I am British.” Holland was soon forced to clarify even further: “I just do an American accent when I play
Spider-Man.” “How is that possible?” “Well, I just did it.” From there, the interviewer challenges Holland’s
acting skills, confuses him with Tobey Maguire, and asks if he can lick his shoes. “Could I lick your shoes? They look awfully clean.” “What? Sorry?” Remarkably, Holland keeps his composure throughout
the awkward interview until the curtain is pulled back to reveal the prank. “That was an odd experience, but I enjoyed
myself. That was fun — Thanks for livening up my
afternoon.” Holland’s response is a pretty effective way
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Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. OMGoodness, Marvel brings out the nasty in some of these actors!
    Im guessing they shot alit if their scenes by themselves

  2. The brie Larson Chris Hemsworth one is just nonsense. If you watch the interview and it’s entirety, along with all of their other interviews together earlier in the day, you can very clearly see that they are joking with each other. But of course take 20 second clip, Remove all context from it, and everyone loses their minds LOL.

  3. Hi if you�re reading this, Just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things

  4. So whorrywood female celebrities dress like whores then they have a problem when perverted whoorywood ragmag journalist asks them about their slutty costumes?? Reap what you sow!

  5. FYI: The word "Actress" is outdated and no longer aside from some slow ass old ass award category names. We're all just "Actors".

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