EXCLUSIVE: Miles Teller Talks That Awkward Moment & Divergent
On one of the snowiest days in NYC this year, I got to attend the press conference for That Awkward Moment, featuring a panel that included the aforementioned trio, Imogen Poots and Director Tom Gormican. (You’ll get more of the details on that another time. So fun!) After said press conference, I had the unbelievable opportunity to chat up Miles 1:1 in a freaking HUGE hotel room.
As I walked in, I noticed that Miles was eating Gummy Bears and watching some TV with his shoes up on the table, like he was chillin’ at home or something. I knew then that this would be a relaxed — and obvs fun — interview. After he offered me a couple Gummy Bears to snack on, we then got to talking about my phone case — which has a mirror, FYI, so it caught his eye — and his socks. Apparently, he thinks people steal them from him because he always buys them, but never has them on hand. Interesting…
Anyway, I know what you’re actually waiting for — the dish on all of his projects! So, without further ado, check out all the many things he dished on, including Shailene Woodley, Divergent, The Spectacular Now and, of course, That Awkward Moment:
On going from BFFs to BF/GF
"Well, it's tricky because it's hard to go from friends to boyfriend/girlfriend [then] back to friends. So I think if you're going to make that leap of faith, you have to be pretty certain. Cons [are] that you know a lot of the people they've been with because if you're friends for that long, then you've seen her hook up with different guys, this and that. So in the movie, I'm like, 'Yo, what's up with Diego? Whatever it is, because I think that guy's a loser.' If I know that you've slept with him, then it's, like, come on.
The pro's that — you want to marry your best friend. For me, I'd rather my girlfriend become my best friend. It's cautionary, for sure. But then again, I know people who've ended up literally marrying their best friend, or just a girl they used to hang out with all the time that they ended up dating much later."
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