Clearly, former Fox News host Chris Wallace hasn’t kept up with John Oliver’s lustily expressed obsession over “f*ckable redwood” Adam Driver. Although Oliver was exaggerating for effect, and Driver even got in on the fun while “confronting” Oliver’s pleas to have his legs snapped by the Kylo Ren actor, plenty of Driver fans agree that there is something about Adam Driver.
Wallace, for whatever reason, decided to quiz Driver about how he feels about not “look[ing] like a typical movie star.” It didn’t go any smoother from there while Driver, who is promoting his role as Enzo in Ferrari, appeared on the Max series Who’s Talking To Chris Wallace?
To answer the question of that show’s title, Adam Driver’s fans are now talking to Wallace after he persisted in asking whether it “would be easier” for Driver if he was more of a Robert Redford-type figure in this awkward clip.
In response to Wallace’s remarks, Driver pointed out that he has been working constantly as an actor and “with people I always dreamed that I wanted to work with.” As well, “I look how I look. I can’t change that.” Then came Driver’s response about “breaking mirrors wherever I go… having a misshapen outsized body that I can’t fit through doorways or most clothes or fit into most cars… apart from that, it’s good.”
It seems like Driver was giving a ridiculous response to a ridiculous question, and he added, “The New Yorker has also called me a horseface so I take it with a grain of salt.”
One Twitter user wrote, “I cannot get over that video of Chris Wallace calling Adam Driver ugly. Do straight men never listen to straight women talk about their taste in men?” And that was only the beginning.
I cannot get over that video of Chris Wallace calling Adam Driver ugly.
Do straight men never listen to straight women talk about their taste in men?
— Meg 🌙 (@rockyredpanda) December 5, 2023
So rude and also Adam is handsome AND interesting AND intelligent. A rare combination if you ask me.
— Astrid Be (@astrid_bee_2) December 1, 2023
I just think it's hilarious that Adam Driver has been considered a heartthrob for the better part of a decade and clones of him now dominate romance novel covers, but Chris Wallace thinks he's ugly because he doesn't look like……Robert Redford
— 🦇 (@_ivyodessa_) December 1, 2023
I am deeply concerned that Chris Wallace thought "hey a series of questions about his appearance is valid and fair."
Like… I'm sorry, why are we acting like Adam Driver A. isn't very handsome and B. Is successful *despite* his appearance???
This is gross, I'm sorry. https://t.co/9ZrElTJqUv
— Amber Dexterous stands with Palestine 🇵🇸 (@AmberofSolo) December 1, 2023
I cannot believe a distinguished Interviewer like Chris Wallace, would go down this line of questioning! It was extremely rude, and unprofessional. @CNN Adam Driver has millions of fans that think he is perfect the way he is. https://t.co/jwcBAdwzZF
— J.M.B (@JoanB102001) December 1, 2023