Celebrity interviews don’t always go as planned. Occasionally, even the most famous journalists ask terrible questions, placing the star in an awkward position. Some celebrities attempt to respond and move along, while others simply express bewilderment, become extremely angry, and even storm out.
Here are the most cringe-worthy ways celebrities have reacted to the worst interview questions of all time. You won’t believe who shut down Matt Lauer prior to his termination from NBC (page 9).
1. Mila Kunis defends her co-star — in Russian
The question: “Many people move to showbiz, and sometimes it’s for the better. But why is Justin in movies? … Isn’t [music] enough?”
During a Friends With Benefits press conference in Moscow, a condescending reporter asked Justin Timberlake why he left singing for acting. His co-star, Mila Kunis, was clearly annoyed, chastising the reporter in Russian, saying, “Why movies? Why not? … What kind of question is that? Why are you here?”
The crowd of journalists and a surprised Timberlake laughed at the reporter in Kunis’s line of fire. The former pop star responded by saying she’s his “bodyguard.”
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