Miles Teller's 'Fantastic Four' Co-Stars Defend Him After 'Esquire' Backlash

by Antoinette Bueno 7:30 AM PDT, August 06, 2015
Playing Miles Teller's 'Fantastic Four' Co-Stars Defend Him After 'Esquire' Backlash

Miles Teller's Fantastic Four squad has his back.

It's safe to say the 28-year-old actor didn't come off his best in a new interview with Esquire -- the men's magazine calls out his supposed "dickishness" throughout the profile -- but his co-stars Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara, and Jamie Bell took to Twitter on Wednesday to defend him.

Fruitvale Station actor Michael B. Jordan (Johnny Storm), who also starred in the 2014 comedy That Awkward Moment with Teller, tweeted, "@Miles_Teller is my boy and I'm a great judge of character @esquire."

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Kate Mara (Sue Storm) called Teller a "truly fantastic person."

"My movie husband @Miles_Teller is crazy talented and a truly fantastic person. @esquire," she tweeted.

Jamie Bell (Ben Grimm/The Thing) echoed his co-stars' sentiments, calling the Whiplash actor "a great guy."

Teller himself has already responded to the eyebrow-raising interview on Twitter, writing, "@esquire couldn't be more wrong. I don't think there's anything cool or entertaining about being a dick or an asshole. Very misrepresenting."

In the Esquire article, writer Anna Peele gives her less than flattering opinion on the breakout star, concluding, "So yeah, he is kind of a dick. But the thing is, you agree with him: His admittedly limited body of work so far, his oeuvre -- a word you define and spell for him, so who's the dick now? -- is pretty great."

Still, it seems Teller's confidence is pretty healthy.

"I was thinking about that today, how I probably think I'm better-looking than the public thinks I am," he admitted to the magazine. "I was in one of these forums about a film I did, and it's like, 'This dude is so ugly! How does he get f**king parts?' 'Well, he's not, like, traditionally handsome, but . . .' And that's kind of what it is. Maybe it's because I came from a small town, but I always did well for myself."

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To his credit, Teller was a total stand-up guy in May, when he sprang into action to help a pregnant woman and her young daughter caught in a riptide on a Miami beach. Watch below: