Adam Driver had a very direct response when an audience member criticized the “cheesy” crash scenes in his new movie, Ferrari. The actor, who also serves as an executive producer on the film, didn’t hold back when he was asked about his thoughts on the crash scenes during a Q&A session at Poland’s Camerimage Film Festival. The moment was captured on video and posted on social media.
During the Q&A, the audience member asked Driver, “What do you think about [the] crash scenes? They looked pretty harsh, drastic and, I must say, cheesy for me. What do you think?” Driver did not hesitate to respond with a blunt and profanity-laden reply, saying, “F*** you, I don’t know. Next question.” The response, which sparked a mix of gasps and uncomfortable laughter from the crowd, garnered attention on social media, including a video posted on Twitter.
In the movie, Driver portrays Enzo Ferrari, the legendary founder of the iconic car brand. Set in the summer of 1957, Ferrari follows the story of Enzo Ferrari’s company facing bankruptcy, leading him to wager everything on one race, the Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy. The film has been praised for its impressive cinematography and thrilling race sequences, providing a gripping and immersive experience for viewers.
The Hollywood Reporter’s chief film critic David Rooney described the movie as “fundamentally about the big race, where Mann’s virtuoso technique kicks in and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt’s cameras put us at the wheel or in the path of the speeding roadsters to thrilling effect.” Rooney also highlighted the breathtaking scenes of the cars racing through ancient towns and expansive mountain passes, capturing the beauty and danger of the Mille Miglia competition. The film’s Italian locations, including Modena, have been praised for adding to the authenticity and visual appeal of the movie.
Besides his role in Ferrari, Driver was also at Camerimage to accept the Special EnergaCamerimage Award for acting. The film is also competing in the main competition at this year’s EnergaCamerimage festival.
In addition to Driver, the star-studded cast of Ferrari includes Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon, and Patrick Dempsey. Michael Mann directed the film, with a script written by Troy Kennedy Martin. The movie, produced by Neon, is set to be released in theaters on Dec. 25, delivering an intense and captivating cinematic experience for audiences.
Driver’s blunt response at the Q&A has sparked conversations about the film and added to the anticipation surrounding its release. His frank and unfiltered reaction has become a memorable moment that has garnered attention from both fans and critics alike. As one of the most talked-about films to look out for, Ferrari promises to offer a compelling and thrilling cinematic experience for viewers when it hits theaters later this year.