Sometimes, it’s easier simply to be blunt within the face of criticism.
An audience member at Poland’s Camerimage Film Festival told Adam Driver how he felt in regards to the computer graphics for Driver’s upcoming film “Ferrari,” after the gang was treated to a special screening followed by a Q&A with the actor on Sunday.
“What do you concentrate on [the] crash scenes?” Driver was asked by the audience following the screening.
“They looked pretty harsh, drastic and, I need to say, cheesy for me. What do you’re thinking that?”
The 39-year-old actor didn’t hold back in his response to the criticism.
“F–k you. I don’t know? Next query,” the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” star bluntly responded.
An audible gasp from the gang filled the screening room from Driver’s nonchalant, profane response, followed by the sound of tense laughter from stunned audience members.
The Marine Corps veteran turned performer was honored with the Special EnergaCAMERIMAGE Award for an Actor in the course of the festival.
The “Marriage Story” star also introduced “Ferrari” as an entry within the Camerimage Essential Competition, in response to Variety.
Driver — also an executive producer for the film — plays the legendary Italian race automotive driver and entrepreneur Enzo Ferrari in director Michael Mann’s biographical drama.
Set in the course of the summer of 1957 because the Ferrari company nears bankruptcy, it follows Enzo’s journey of competing in the enduring Mille Miglia, an open-road motorsport race stretching 1,000 miles across Italy’s treacherous terrain while scuffling with the death of his son.
Within the film’s first teaser, released in August, Driver looked unrecognizable because the 59-year-old Italian sports automotive entrepreneur, sporting slicked-back gray hair and sunglasses.
Italian film producer Andrea Iervolino told Top Gear the film resembled a James Bond movie.
“Adam Driver plays Enzo and he’s done a tremendous job,” Iervolino said of the “House of Gucci” actor.
Penélope Cruz, Patrick Dempsey, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gordon, and Jack O’Connell also star within the film, which Troy Kennedy Martin scripted.
The movie relies on Brock Yates’ 1991 biography “Enzo Ferrari: The Man, the Cars, the Races, the Machine.”
The four-time Emmy-nominated actor has been on a months-long press tour to advertise “Ferrari.”
The film, which debuted on the Venice International Film Festival in August, received a six-minute standing ovation following the screening, in response to Variety.
This isn’t the primary time movie-goers have seen Driver within the racing world: he recently appeared on the 2023 Indy 500 and starred within the 2017 comedy “Logan Lucky,” set in the course of the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600.
Though Driver’s response could appear harsh to some, many across social media who saw the video praised the two-time Academy Award nominee for letting the critic understand how he felt.
“My man,” ‘Knives Out’ director Rian Johnson posted on X.
“This rules,” Barstool Sports podcaster Robbie Fox shared.
“Iconic. He really is Harrison Ford’s fake son,” Youtuber Kyle Katarn wrote.
“Normalize this response to silly Q&A questions,” wrote X user @CinemaJoe.
‘Ferrari’ races into theaters on Christmas day.