After listening to a clip from Marriage Story, Adam Driver suddenly walked out of an interview.


Adam Driver is absolutely everywhere at the moment.

The 36-year-old actor, who is currently promoting a slew of new movies, has been the subject of countless interviews in the last month.

But while promoting Netflix’s Marriage Story, Stars Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Amazon’s The Report, there was one interview that didn’t make it’s way to air.

According to a Daily Beast report, the actor walked out of a radio interview at NPR when Fresh Air host Terry Gross played a clip of one of Driver’s scenes from Marriage Story.

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According to the publication, Driver left NPR’s offices mid-interview after the radio show played a clip of the actor singing ‘Being Alive’ in Marriage Story.

“We don’t really understand why he left,” the executive producer of Fresh Air, Danny Miller, told Daily Beast in a statement.

“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,” he added.


“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.”

Although the sudden exit may have seemed odd to some, Driver has frequently opened up about his displeasure with watching or listening to his own performances.

Adam Driver Marriage Story
Adam Driver in Marriage Story. Image: Netflix.

In fact, in an interview with Fresh Air in 2015, Driver explicitly told Gross that he "hates" listening to or watching himself.

At the time, Gross mentioned an audio clip, which Driver declined to listen to.

"I don't want to hear the bad acting that probably was happening during that clip," Driver said at the time.

"I've watched myself or listened to myself before, then always hate it," he added.

"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."

In a New Yorker profile on Driver, which was published in October, the actor's displeasure with watching himself was likened to a "phobia".


According to the profile, Driver was "mortified" when he first saw himself in Girls on Lena Dunham's laptop.

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"That's when I was, like, I can't watch myself in things. I certainly can't watch this if we're going to continue doing it," he said.

For several years, Driver swore off watching his own movies, until he was obliged to sit through the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.

"I just went totally cold," he told the New Yorker.

"I knew the scene was coming up where I had to kill Han Solo, and people were, like, hyperventilating when the title came up, and I felt like I had to puke."

In the interview, Driver also recalled hiding in a green room during a screening of Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansmen at Cannes Film Festival before returning for the closing bow.

Steven Soderbergh, the director of Logan Lucky told The New Yorker that he sympathised with the actor.

"I think he's rightly concerned that he would become conscious of himself in a way that would be harmful to his acting," he said.

Since the news of Driver's interview broke, some fans have been critical of his decision to walk out.




On the other hand, however, the majority have argued that Driver was well within his right to exit the situation.





Driver is currently starring in Stars Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Kylo Ren and Noah Baumbach’s highly anticipated Netflix film Marriage Story.

Marriage Story, which stars Scarlett Johansson as Nicole and Adam Driver as Charlie, follows a married couple as they navigate divorce while co-parenting their young son.

Since its release, the film has been nominated for a number of Golden Globes, including Drama Motion Picture, Actor in a Drama Motion Picture and Actress in a Drama Motion Picture.

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