Miles Teller Recalls Crazy College Days: 'All I Wanted to Do Was Smoke Pot'

by Jackie Willis 8:50 AM PDT, August 05, 2015
Photo: Esquire

Miles Teller is one of the biggest breakout stars of the past few years, but he wasn't always so motivated to make a name for himself.

The Fantastic Four star admitted to Esquire magazine that he used to be more interested in toking up than showing up to auditions.

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"I didn't do a single play when I was in college, because all I wanted to do was smoke pot," Teller confessed. "I did zero extracurricular activities so I could get high."

The 28-year-old actor says that when he decided to get serious about his career, the marijuana went to the wayside.

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"I stopped when I started doing movies and went to LA," he said. "Because I can't get a phone call and not answer it."

Teller is so devoted to his acting that he landed the coveted role of Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four.

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"What's great about this one is that there are four of us," Teller told ET of the movie, which also stars Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell. "If I was offered Spider-Man today or if I was offered another [superhero role], it's nice that I don't have all that pressure. You can kind of lean on your cast mates."