Jeremy Renner bashes the Kardashians in new interview, “Ridiculous people with zero talent. Those stupid, stupid people.”
Trashing the Kardashians is becoming a trend! Daniel Craig did it first last year, when he told GQ “Look at the Kardashians, they’re worth millions. I don’t think they were that badly off to begin with but now look at them. You see that and you think ‘what, you mean all I have to do is behave like a f–king idiot on television and then you’ll pay me millions.’ I’m not judging it – well, I am obviously.” Shortly after Daniel’s rant, Jon Hamm weighed in. He told a magazine “Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated…Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.”
Now it’s Jeremy Renner’s turn! While promoting his new movie, ‘The Bourne Legacy”, in The Guardian, Jeremy opened up about fame.
Renner first realised he was seriously famous in a series of (his words) “pinch-me” moments that began shortly after he was nominated for an Oscar for The Hurt Locker. “One minute I’m homeless. The next I’m still homeless, but I’m in a tuxedo, on my way to the Oscars, stopping at a coffee shop to brush my teethbecause I don’t have running water. The next minute, Jack Nicholson, someone I’ve admired my entire life, is right in front of me saying my name. Then he’s saying the names of two movies I did and I’m like, ‘Jesus, all I wanted to do was be in a movie that would play in a big enough theatre that my family would get to see it. And now this.’ What can I say? It’s weird.”
Renner is irritated by the idea that people get into acting because they want to be famous. “I know it’s a cliche but I never wanted to be famous. I don’t believe anybody wants to be famous.” But now that he is, Renner has had to endure the usual scurrilous rumours, including the ones about him and his best friend, with whom he operates a successful real estate business. Renner sighs.
“I talked to some other friends of mine about the rumours when I first heard them. I said, ‘Have you seen this?’ and they were like, ‘Dude, do you know how long that’s been online?’ Look up any actor and it’s the second thing that comes up. So I have gay rumours – guess I’ve made it!”
Renner is charmingly candid – no media-trained platitudes or overly-supportive spew in sight. It’s refreshing. When we talk about the pitfalls of fame, I mention the Kardashians and he doesn’t hesitate to roll his eyes and make his disdain crystal clear. “Oh, all those ridiculous people with zero talent who spend their lives making sure everyone knows their name. Those stupid, stupid people.” He’s also clear about what he considers a good, bad or painful interview.
“I know I have to do this stuff, and that’s fine,” he says, warming suddenly to the subject after a pretty languid half-hour. “I get that it’s part of the job. But when you have to answer stuff like, ‘So if Hawkeye and Jason Bourne got in a fight, who would win?’ you’re like ‘Next motherf–king question please!’ I mean, come on man. I get that one a lot and, Jesus, it really does make me wonder what the hell people are reading this for.”
You gotta give the man kudos for the Kardashian comment. Will Kim release her own statement now?
As far as the comments about him not wanting to be famous. That’s just part of the gig. So many actors say that anymore, and enough already. You can’t have one without the other. It’s just not how it goes.
No matter what, he’s a cutie pie. I can’t wait to see ‘Bourne’. I think he’s going to do a really good job.
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