[Blind Gossip] A reporter’s recent interview with an actor from Avengers: Infinity War went terribly wrong.
The reporter then ranted about the interview on social media and called the actor a “fucking asshole.” Yikes!
The studio intervened to make sure that the interview never aired. They also asked the reporter to delete his comments on social media so as not to make the actor look bad.
This all happened during a recent press junket for the movie. The reporter was Stephen Weintraub from Collider. Here are his deleted comments:
Just experienced the worst interview i’ve ever been part of in 12 years of reporting in Hollywood. I sat down & one of the actors then proceeded to be a complete f–king a–hole to me for 4 min and treated me like sh-t on the ground. Will never forget what happened.
The interview went so bad the studio apologized to me and also pulled the cards to make sure no one could ever see the video of what happened. If you saw the way he treated me you would lose all respect for the person. Completely unprofessional. Publicist should have stopped it.
a lot of people are asking me to name who was an a–hole today but it’s not going to happen. I’ve said everything I’m going to say about it. The tweet before this about a story tomorrow is just a normal @collider story
Weintraub did mention later that the offending actor was NOT Josh Brolin. So, assuming that the actor is known name, here are some other actors appearing in the film:
- Anthony Mackie
- Chris Pratt
- Dave Bautista
- Don Cheadle
- Jeremy Renner
- Mark Ruffalo
- Sebastian Stan
- Winston Duke
Who do you think it was?
[Optional] Why do you think the actor behaved so badly?