Adam Driver reportedly walks out of NPR interview after not wanting to listen to himself in Marriage Story

Brendan Morrow

Adam Driver recently walked out of an interview with NPR's Terry Gross "after expressing displeasure at the idea" of listening to a clip of his performance in Marriage Story, The Daily Beast reports.

The executive producer of NPR's Fresh Air confirmed to The Daily Beast that the Oscar-nominated actor walked out of an interview earlier this month while a clip from the film was playing, reportedly the scene in which Driver's character sings "Being Alive."

"We don't really understand why he left," the producer said.

The interview never aired, with NPR instead running a previously-recorded conversation with Conan O'Brien.

The Beast notes, however, that Driver's reluctance to watch or listen to himself act has been well documented and actually came up in a previous interview with Gross, during which Driver said he didn't want to listen to a clip because "[I] always hate it." According to a New Yorker profile of Driver earlier this year, he "swore off" watching his own movies for a time after "I hated what I did" in Inside Llewyn Davis, with the piece saying Driver's "reluctance amounts to a phobia."

Driver's performance in Marriage Story, especially in the "Being Alive" scene, has drawn widespread acclaim, and he's one of the frontrunners for Best Actor at the 2020 Oscars.

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