Adam Driver didn’t mince his words when asked about the “cheesy” crash scenes in his new movie, Ferrari.
The film was screened at Poland’s Camerimage Film Festival on Sunday, followed by a Q&A with the star, who is also the film’s executive producer.
“What do you think of (the) crash scenes?” Driver was asked by an audience member during the Q&A. “They looked quite harsh, drastic and, I have to say, cheesy to me. What do you think?”
The driver replied bluntly: “Fuck you, I don’t know. Next question.”
The response was met with some gasps and what sounded like awkward laughter.
Watch a video of the moment posted on X (formerly Twitter) below.
Enzo Ferrari plays driver in the film, which is set in the summer of 1957, when Ferrari’s company is in danger of going bankrupt. He bets everything he has on one race, the iconic Mille Miglia, a treacherous 1,000-mile race through Italy.
“Ferrari is fundamentally about the big race, where Mann’s virtuoso technique comes into effect and cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt’s cameras place us at the wheel or in the path of the fast-moving roadsters, to thrilling effect.” The Hollywood Reporter wrote chief film critic David Rooney in his review of the film. “The Mille Miglia race is held on 1,600 kilometers of open road across Italy, through ancient towns (their streets lined with hay bales to protect buildings and spectators) and rural countryside. A stretch where the cars zoom through a vast mountain pass is breathtaking. (Italian locations, including Modena, are a plus everywhere.)”
Driver was also at Camerimage to accept the Special EnergaCamerimage Award for acting. Ferrari is also one of the entries for this year’s main EnergaCamerimage competition.
Penelope Cruz, Shailene Woodley, Gabriel Leone, Sarah Gadon and Patrick Dempsey also star in the film, directed by Michael Mann and written by Troy Kennedy Martin.
Neon will release the film in theaters on December 25.