Driver, who is also an executive producer of the film, was asked by an audience member: “What do you think about [the] crash scenes? They looked pretty harsh, drastic and, I must say, cheesy for me. What do you think?”
The actor did not hold back with his reply, telling the person: “F*** you? I don’t know. Next question.”
In footage of the moment, which is being circulated around X/Twitter, gasps could be heard from other audience members as well as stifled laughter.
Driver is being praised for his response, with may calling out the audience member for asking such a “rude” question. One such person is the actor’s Star Wars – The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, who shared the clip while writing: “My man.”
Director Phil Hawkins added: “Why people have to try and sound smart/rude/opinionated at Q&A’s is beyond me. Ask a question and be respectful. If you hated the movie shut yer cake hole.”
Podcast host @Cinema_Joe23 wrote: "Normalise this response to stupid Q&A questions."
Adam Driver reacts to someone asking about & criticizing the crash scenes in ‘FERRARI’ as “pretty harsh, drastic and cheesy.”
“Fuck you, I don’t know?” pic.twitter.com/MtmehVa6D3
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) November 12, 2023
Ferrari is the next film from Heat and Miami Vice director Michael Mann. It premiered at Venice Film Festival in September, receiving a six-minute standing ovation that left Driver “fighting back tears”.
The year before, another of his films, Leos Carax’s Annette, received a similarly lengthy standing ovation at Cannes Film Festival, during which he appeared to grow so bored, he lit up a ciagrette as everybody applauded around him.
The film, which is based on the biography Enzo Ferrari: The Man and the Machin, also stars Penélope Cruz, Shailene Woodley and Patrick Dempsey, who last week was voted People’s 2023 Sexiest Man Alive.
It follows Ferrari during the summer of 1957 when he wagered his failing company on a treacherous 1,000-mile race across Italy.
Ferrari will be released in US cinemas on 25 December, and in the UK on 26 December. It will be available to watch on Sky in the UK in January 2024.
Driver recently worked with Ridley Scott on back-to-back films House of Gucci and The Last Duel. He has received two Oscar nominations – in the Supporting Actor category for Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman and Best Actor for Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story.
He also won acclaim for his performance as the villainous Kylo Ren in the rebooted Star Wars trilogy.