Awkward interviews; they’re bound to happen. Celebrities do so many promotional interviews, it’s inevitable some will be awkward. Sometimes it’s the interviewer’s fault – they ask inappropriate questions or are just generally uninformed – and sometimes it’s the celebrity’s fault – they’re having a bad day or maybe, like in Charlie Sheen’s case, they’re just bonkers. Either way, we watch them and cringe, because it’s like a car crash and we just can’t look away. Here are some of the most cringeworthy.
1. Cara Delevingne’s interview with Good Morning Sacramento
To be fair, they were asking dumb questions and she was responding in a funny, sarcastic way. Then they just got plain rude. We’re with you, Cara!
2. Michael B. Jordan and Kate Mara’s interview with Atlanta’s Rock 100.5 Morning Show
A radio DJ thought it would be cool to shoot out some racist and misogynistic questions to these Fantastic Four actors. Nope. Not cool.
3. Amy Schumer’s interview with KIIS 101
This Australian interviewer basically calls her skanky, and Amy is not having it. She keeps her cool as best as she can, but you can tell she is pissed. We don’t blame her. It was, quite frankly, a Trainwreck.
4. Jesse Eisenberg’s interview with Romina Puga
Remember that time he almost made an interviewer cry? We’re not sure why he decided to pick on this one particular reporter, but we get the feeling he’d had enough B.S. interviews for one day.
5. Tom Cruise’s interview with Matt Lauer
Things got heated between Tom and the Today show host when talk turned to prescription drugs (Tom, as a Scientologist, doesn’t believe in them). Ooh snap, he called Matt Lauer “glib.”
6. Robert Downey Jr.’s interview with Channel 4
A press junket for the new Avengers movie is neither the time nor the place to start bringing up RDJ’s troubled past. We’ve all moved on, guy.
7. Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader’s interview with KWGN
For some reason, the reporter thought Kristen Wiig went full frontal in The Skeleton Twins – and he decided to ask her about it. But he was wrong. Very wrong. Here’s why it pays to actually see the movie before you interview someone.
8. Mila Kunis’ interview with BBC Radio 1
This interviewer kept talking about how scared and nervous he was to be interviewing her. Get it together, man! Things only got more awkward when he asked her to be his date to his friend’s wedding. Mila handled it like a champ but we doubt this guy ever got another interview again.
9. Charlie Sheen’s interview with ABC News
Oh, the infamous “winning” interview. The whole thing was bizarre, but weirdly entertaining.
Which interview made YOU cringe the most?