Celebrities have to give so many interviews, a handful are bound to turn sour now and again. Right?!
Maybe the folks at Good Day Sacramento were trying to sound hip when they started giving Cara Delevingne crap this week, or maybe they thought they were being clever because some researcher had read that the Paper Towns star fell asleep once (er, twice) during a day spent with a Vogue writer. So they teased her about being tired, get it?!
And the It Girl actress wasn't having it, so she fired back. But sarcasm isn't everyone's game.
Anyway, it's fine. Cara D. is going to get more movie roles, walk a zillion more runways and be the face of countless designer brands. Besides, hers was hardly the most awkward interview we've ever seen.
Check out these 7 other celebrity sit-downs (or wish-they'd-sit-down, in one case) that went way worse!
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1. Robert Downey Jr. Just Gets Up and Leaves:
No one has been more candid and charmingly self-deprecating about his demons over the years than RDJ. But after being so forthcoming for more than a decade after hitting rock bottom, you'd maybe expect that the media would start giving him a break and not purposefully bring up his past. Well, Downey must have thought it was time for that, too, because when he was quizzed about his "dark periods" by the U.K.'s Channel 4 News, he just up and left. He explained a few days later to Howard Stern, "I'm one of those guys who I'm always assuming the social decorum is in play, and that we're promoting a superhero movie, a lot of kids are going to see it, and that just has nothing to do with your creepy dark agenda."
2. Mila Kunis Schools the New Jersey Star-Ledger:
The reporter was asking the questions and she was lobbing 'em back—right at his head. A question about her pregnancy was shot down point blank. She "hates" when people ask if she takes on dramatic roles as a challenge. The challenges of adapting to the U.S. when her family emigrated from Ukraine was "the most mundane subject possible." But all told (or not told), she deemed it a "good interview." (That slap you heard was hand hitting forehead.)
3. Justin Timberlake gets the strangest gift ever on Brazilian TV:
After a sit-down that was uncomfortable for a variety of reasons, Sabrina Sato gifts the Runner, Runner star with a rubber mold of her butt. So he'll never samba alone?
4. Madonna Rains F-Bombs on David Letterman:
A classic among the awkward-interview canon, so many of them co-starring the Late Show host. But unlike Joaquin Phoenix's meta experiment, Madonna showed up as herself in 1994 and proceeded to be contrary in every way. So ingrained in the culture is this exchange, Howard Stern even quizzed the pop icon about it during an interview last year, during which she admitted that she was mad at the time—but it sounded as though she also had a lot on her mind. "I was in a weird mood that day," she recalled. "I was dating Tupac Shakur at the time and the thing is he got me all riled up on life in general. So when I went on the show I was feeling very gangsta."
Let that be a lesson: You really can never know for sure what's in another person's head.
5. Jesse Eisenberg Doesn't Know How to Flirt:
Long before he compared Comic-Con to genocide, he couldn't stop posturing for this poor young woman from Fusion.
6. Morgan Freeman Actually Does Fall Asleep:
Memo to Good Day Sacramento: Here's a celebrity who needed a nap.
The Oscar winner naturally took his embarrassment lumps with aplomb later, cracking, "I wasn't actually sleeping. I'm a beta tester for Google Eyelids. I was merely updating my Facebook page."
Funny is just funny sometimes, no translation required.
7. Tom Cruise Jumps on Oprah's Couch:
A sudden urge to nap would have been welcome.