Much will be said of Marriage Story and Rise of Skywalker star Adam Driver allegedly walking out of a recent interview originally set to air on NPR, though even a cursory understanding of the performative arts should provide one with a more empathetic understanding of the moment, the crux of which is wholly reasonable.
"We don't really understand why he left," Fresh Air executive producer Danny Miller told The Daily Beast of the would-be interview. "We were looking forward to the interview—[host Terry Gross] 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."
According to the Beast report, Driver—who has made this facet of his method quite clear in previous interviews—expressed "displeasure" at the idea of hearing himself sing the classic "Being Alive" via a clip from a pivotal Marriage Story scene. Gross and his team, according to the report, were aware Driver didn't want to hear any such clips and had been encouraged to take his headphones off during playback. During a break in this particular interview, however, Driver instead left while the Fresh Air team was playing one such clip.
Anyway, let the dude maintain his methods. None of this is a big deal.
Marriage Story is out now via Netflix, and is fucking great, and Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this Friday.