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Interview: Miles Teller on ‘The Offer’ and Playing a Real Life Figure

Miles Teller is an actor that I consistently enjoy, no matter what he’s in. Even going back to The Spectacular Now, I’ve found myself crusading for him to get awards attention. Whether it’s that film, Bleed For This, Thank You For Your Service, or Whiplash, he can do more than he’s given credit for. To that end, while Teller wasn’t the man initially cast to play producer Al Ruddy in The Offer, once you watch the series, you won’t be able to envision anyone else in the part. With the show, which depicts the making of The Godfather, debuting on Paramount+ this week, I now present to you the chat that Teller and I had about a week or so ago.

Below, you can see my conversation with Teller. We obviously talk a lot about The Offer, but as someone very familiar with all of his work (which he was even a bit surprised by), I wanted to touch on some of his other performances as well. In particularly, playing real life individuals is a focus of the discussion. He’s always a strong presence in whatever he’s in, so it’s no surprise that he’s good here. With Top Gun: Maverick and a plum role opposite Tom Cruise there coming soon, 2022 is shaping up to be quite the year for Teller.

Pictured: Miles Teller as Al Ruddy and Dan Fogler as Francis Ford Coppola of the Paramount+ original series THE OFFER. Photo Cr: Nicole Wilder/Paramount+ ©2022 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved.

This is a bit from our review (here) of The Offer:

Teller, who replaced Armie Hammer amidst his personal and public woes, is a strong fit for Ruddy, once he settles into trying to create Ruddy’s deep voice. Teller has always brought a confidence and swagger to his performances, which suits him well here as he tries to appear confident to everyone, even when he isn’t sure he is still the right person for the job. His rapport with his assistant Bettye McCart (a series standout Juno Temple) is one of the highlights of The Offer.

Here now is my interview with The Offer star Miles Teller. Enjoy:

The Offer debuts on Paramount+ on April 28th!


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