Celebrities have a love-hate relationship with the press, and for good reason. On the one hand, musicians and movie stars need the means to promote their latest albums and movies. On the other hand, every moment in the spotlight is an opportunity to mess everything up.
That’s exactly what happened to these five celebrities who had a bad interview and then watched all their hard work go up in flames.
John Mayer was a respected musician and total heartthrob until he trashed a bunch of his ex-girlfriends during a Playboy interview in 2010.
In addition to calling his ex-girlfriend Jessica Simpson “sexual napalm,” the Your Body is a Wonderland singer said he wouldn’t sleep with a black woman, even comparing her genitals to a white supremacist’s, and used the N-word.
Miles Teller appeared in a slew of movies as a teenager and young adult, but it was his turn as the drummer on the award-winning Whiplash that catapulted the talented actor into the spotlight.
But instead of riding that urge, Teller gave an embarrassing interview to Esquire magazine in which he asked the reporter to cut up his food, talked about his private parts, and generally let his ego flag fly. Turns out no one was impressed.
At one point, Megan Fox was in high demand, until she put her foot in her mouth when an interviewer asked her about working with director Michael Bay on the set of Transformers.
“He’s like Napoleon,” Fox complained, “and he wants to create this reputation of being insanely insane and infamous. He wants to be like Hitler on his sets, and he is.”
Bay was so angry that he got the mother of three fired from the Transformers franchise, and her career has yet to recover.
Katherine Heigl had a thing going for her as one of the original stars on the medical drama Grey’s Anatomy, but it all started going downhill when the actress behind bubbly Izzie Stevens dropped out of Emmy contention in 2008 saying she didn’t get the material. to support a candidacy.
But many people say that Heigl solidified her reputation as a diva when she criticized her own film. During an interview with Vanity Fair, Heigl called Knocked Up “sexist,” saying that she “paints women like shrews” and that it was hard for her to love the film.
Obviously, Tom Cruise is still an A-lister with a fortune most people can only dream of, but his star lost a bit of its shine when he went berserk during an interview with Matt Lauer in 2005.
Cruise, a dedicated Scientologist, was asked to explain his criticism of psychiatry and the use of antidepressants, and the Mission Impossible frontman’s responses ranged from rude to condescending.