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."
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."