Adam Driver shocked fans by saying “f*** you” to an audience member who called crash scenes in his new ‘Ferrari’ film “cheesy”.
The 39-year-old actor plays Enzo Ferrari in Michael Mann’s biographical drama, which follows the life of the sports car magnate in 1957 as his company prepares to enter the Mille Miglia, a 100-mile, open-road motorsport race.
Despite a cast that also includes Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon and Patrick Dempsey, it has been slammed with negative reviews and Driver brutally hit back at more criticism of the movie at a paid-for question and answer session at the Camerimage Film Festival in Poland on Sunday.
When a fan branded its action sequences as cringeworthy, an irritated Driver bluntly responded: “F*** you. I don’t know? Next question.”
His response drew awkward laughter from the audience and Driver disappeared immediately after his on-stage interview and was accused by fans of “ghosting” them.
A video that has now gone viral captured the moment an audience member asked Driver: “What do you think about (the ‘Ferrrai’) crash scenes? They looked pretty harsh, drastic and, I must say, cheesy for me. What do you think?”
Two-time Oscar nominee Driver took a long drink of water before issuing his sweary response.
‘Ferrari’, which had a budget of $110-million, is set to hit cinemas on Christmas Day.
Driver took the lead role after Christian Bale and then Hugh Jackman were originally mean to play the part.
In 2019, Driver walked out mid-way through an interview with NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ after he was asked to listen to a clip if himself singing ‘Being Alive’ from Stephen Sondheim’s ‘Company’ musical in his Netflix film ‘Marriage Story’.
He said in an interview with The New Yorker his performance as a musician in the Coen brothers’ ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ made him never want to watch his own performances, which is why he walked out of his NPR interview.
And he confessed on BBC One’s ‘The Graham Norton Show’ he hated doing ComicCons as he could not get a coffee without being mobbed by fans.
He said: “I couldn’t go out for a coffee without a mask in case I was recognised and when I opened my window there was a band playing the ‘Star Wars’ theme on repeat. It was scary.”