17 Times Celebs Had Clever Comebacks To Rude Or Ridiculous Interview Questions

    When a reporter tried to ask Jonah Hill if he was still considered the "fat guy" in Hollywood, he simply responded, "Do you have any other questions that are smart?"

    Plenty of interviewers ask questions that are smart, insightful, or thought-provoking. Sometimes, however, their questions can be rude or kind of ridiculous.

    Here are 17 times celebs had clever comebacks to rude or ridiculous interview questions:

    1. When Sofía Vergara appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, she shut down the host's stereotypical view of Colombia, the country she grew up in.

    "No, they don't even know who you are over there."

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    2. Joan Rivers immediately ended an interview with The CW 31 when the hosts insulted her daughter, Melissa.

    Screenshot of Joan Rivers's interview

    Here's the full clip, with this part starting at the 0:11 mark:

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    3. In a 2015 interview with CQC, Orange Is the New Black costars Samira Wiley and Natasha Lyonne shut down an interviewer's sexist question about working with other women on set.

    Screenshot from Samira and Natasha's interview

    You can watch the full video below, with this clip starting at the 1:22 mark:

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    4. When the Stranger Things cast played a game on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in 2016, Finn Wolfhard surprised everyone — even himself! — with a quick comeback to Fallon's joking insult.

    "Can you host?"

    Here's the full video, with this part starting at the 3:52 mark:

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    5. During a 2012 appearance on Sway in the Morning, Lauren Conrad flipped an invasive question about her sex life into a humble brag about her business acumen.

    "CEO!"

    Watch the full interview, with this part unfolding at the 6:15 mark:

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    6. On a 2004 episode of Late Show with David Letterman, Aishwarya Rai shut down the host when he tried to poke fun at her culture.

    Aishwarya Rai being interviewed by David Letterman

    Here's the full interview, with this bit starting at the 3:00 mark:

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    7. During a 2014 press conference, Jonah Hill had the perfect response to a question about his body and typecasting.

    "Do you have any other questions that are smart?"

    Watch the full video below, with this part unfolding at the 0:13 mark:

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    8. In a 2011 interview with Chris Van Vliet, Anne Hathaway called him out for asking about weight loss.

    "You did not just ask me that question! What a forward young man you are!"

    The full video is below, with this bit happening at the 0:25 mark:

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    9. In 2018, Rihanna called out an Access Hollywood reporter who insisted she should've been invited to the royal wedding because she met Prince Harry once two years prior.

    "Okay, you met me. You think you're coming to my wedding?"

    Here's the full clip:

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    10. In a 2009 interview with ET Canada, Megan Fox playfully shut down an interviewer who was very forwardly flirting with her.

    "You're a silly man in a checkered shirt."

    Watch the full video below, with this part starting at the 1:45 mark:

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    11. During the 2014 SAG Awards, a pair of TNT red carpet reporters questioned if Mayim Bialik was as smart as the neurobiologist she played on The Big Bang Theory. She swiftly corrected them.

    "I actually was trained in calculus for several years. Yeah, I'm a neuroscientist."

    Here's the full clip:

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    12. During a 2015 radio interview with Power 106, Ariana Grande called out the hosts for asking a sexist question.

    "Is this men assuming what girls would have to choose between?"

    Watch the full interview here, with this part unfolding at the 16:38 mark:

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    13. On a 2017 NYFW red carpet, Jim Carrey turned an E! Insider reporter's question about why he was there into a philosophical discussion.

    "I wanted to find the most meaningless thing that I could come to and join. And here I am."

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    14. When Kevin Hart appeared on ESPN First Take, Skip Bayless tried to call him out — only for the comedian to turn it back around.

    "I've never seen a man that can be wrong and keep the same straight face in my life."

    The full clip is below, with this part unfolding at the 2:30 mark:

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    15. In 2012, an Extra interviewer tried to ask Scarlett Johansson about what underwear she wore under her Black Widow costume — and she wasn't having it.

    "Since when did people start asking each other in interviews about their underwear?"

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    16. When Jerry Seinfeld appeared on Larry King Live, the host questioned if his hit show, Seinfeld, had been canceled by the network due to a decline in popularity. Seinfeld jokingly questioned King's credibility.

    "Do you know who I am?"

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    17. And finally, when Lady Gaga was unhappy with David Letterman's questions, she snatched them off his desk and ate them.

    "I'm just so fed up..."

    Here's the full interview, with this part unfolding at the 12:03 mark:

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