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16 Times Interviewers Were Rude To Celebs, So The Celebs Were Rude Right Back

While promoting a very personal song, Selena Gomez gave in-depth, thoughtful answers, but the reporter ended their session abruptly. Sarcastically, Selena replied, "Appreciate it. Felt like you really understood." Then, behind the scenes, she called out the interviewer for making her feel "cheap" and "like a product."

In interviews, celebrities occasionally have to dodge rude or invasive questions. Most of the time, they handle it politely, but sometimes, they (rightfully!) give the interviewer a taste of their own medicine.

Here are 16 times celebs were rude to interviewers, but for very good reasons:

1. During a press conference at the 2023 Cannes Festival, a Variety reporter asked jury member Brie Larson how she felt about the festival opening with Jeanne du Barry — Johnny Depp's first film as a leading man in three years after legal disputes with Amber Heard, his ex-wife.

she answers, you're asking me that? i'm sorry i don't understand the correlation or why me specifically

Here's the full clip:

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2. During a red carpet interview at Elle's Women In Hollywood event, Anne Hathaway told a reporter that she'd talked about The Devil Wears Prada with Anna Wintour. When she declined to reveal exactly what the Vogue editor had shared, the reporter pushed, saying, "I'm a fan and I need to know." Then, doubling down on her refusal to answer, Hathaway replied, "I know, but you weren't there."

closeup of anne

When the clip when viral on TikTok, some viewers criticized the actor for being a "mean girl." However, fans were quick to point out that Hathaway, who'd previously been the subject of career-hindering public criticism simply for being "too enthusiastic" at an awards show,  had a right to protect her privacy if she didn't want to share.

3. In her documentary My Mind & Me, Selena Gomez gave an unnamed interviewer in-depth answers about her very personal song, "Lose You to Love Me." After the singer wrapped up her final answer, the reporter ended things rather abruptly.

selena says she's going to devote her life to philanthropy and the interviewer says, okay that's good for me and selena responds sarcastically, wow thank you appreciate it felt like you really understood

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4. In a 2012 interview with the Australian Sun-Herald, Christina Hendricks shut down a reporter who called her "full-figured" and then refused to answer her questions.

reporter keeps using the term full-figure after christina declines to answers and says she doesn't know

Off-camera, Hendricks said, "I think calling me full-figured is just rude."

5. During a 2014 press conference at Georgia Tech, Jonah Hill shut down a local radio reporter who asked an invasive question about the actor's recent weight loss.

jonah asking the reporter if he has other questions that are smart

Here's the full video, with this part starting at the 0:13 mark:

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6. During a 2012 press conference, Rihanna shut down an ITN reporter who asked her about rumors she was dating Ashton Kutcher.

rihanna responding, wow how disappointing was that question

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7. Also in 2012, Rihanna ended an interview with the Australian morning show Sunrise after Natalie Barr pushed to know how she felt about dating rumors.

reporter saying that rihanna is asked dating questions because people are interested since she's a star and rihanna replying that people are probably interested in a lot of things that shouldn't matter

Here's the full clip, with this part starting at the 2:42 mark:

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8. During the 2018 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game, Jamie Foxx responded to questions about his rumored relationship with Katie Holmes by silently removing his mic and walking away.

reporter asking if he and katie holmes played basketball for valentines day and jamie removing the mic and walking off camera

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9. In a 2011 press conference in Moscow to promote Friends with Benefits, Mila Kunis, who speaks Russian, defended her singer-turned-actor costar Justin Timberlake from a Russian-speaking reporter who asked, "Why is Justin in movies?"

mila saying that if justin wants to make movies and he can then why shouldn't he

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10. While promoting Paper Towns on Good Day in 2015, Cara Delevingne had a sarcastic response for the interviewers who asked why she seemed "irritated."

hosts saying that cara seems a bit irritated but maybe it's just them and cara respondes, yeah i think it's just you

Here's the full interview, with this part starting at the 2:25 mark:

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11. In 2010, Mel B walked out of The Howard Stern Show after the host asked about her sexuality and pressured her to come out.

mel b getting up and walking out of the interview

You can watch the full clip below, with this part beginning at the 2:10 mark:

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12. On a 2017 episode of Today, Jane Fonda called out Megyn Kelly for asking her why she said she wasn't "proud" to admit she'd gotten cosmetic work in the middle of an interview about her new movie.

jane responding to the question saying, we really wanna talk about that now

After a bit of back and forth, Fonda steered the conversation back on course. She said, "Let me tell you about why I love this movie that we did."

Here's the full clip, with this part starting at the 1:30 mark:

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13. Prince made a swift exit from a 2010 episode of The View after cohost Sherri Shepherd made sexual comments about him.

sherri telling prince she's wanted to make love to him her whole life and prince getting up and walking away from the interview

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14. In 2019, Dakota Johnson famously called out Ellen Degeneres for lying about not being invited to her birthday party.

dakota setting the recored straight and telling ellen and the audience that ellen was invited to her party

Here's the full clip, with this part beginning at the 0:10 mark:

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15. In a 2009 ET Canada interview, Megan Fox playfully called out a reporter who spent most of their time together trying to flirt with her.

megan saying, you're so silly you're a silly man you're a silly man in a checkered shirt

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16. And finally, during a 2014 red carpet interview with the Associated Press, Rita Ora responded to a question about her ex-boyfriend, Calvin Harris, by deciding they were done talking and walking off.

rita gets up saying thank you, buh-bye

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