Jeremy Renner got the memo! Jon Hamm and Daniel Craig must have sent out a memo to all of the “real men” of Hollywood. The memo that reads: “Dear Men: Whenever you’re interviewed next, drop in a moment where you mention how the Kardashians are vacuous wastes of oxygen. KTHXBAI.” Daniel Craig got the ball rolling last year, when he dropped this bitchy gem in an interview with GQ UK: “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.” Then Jon Hamm did it in a UK magazine earlier this year, mentioning, “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.” Do you see the new trend? So, Jeremy Renner did it in an interview with The Guardian – you can read the whole thing here, and here are some highlights:
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 teeth because 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 be 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.”
LOL. At least Renner didn’t use the exact same “f—king idiot” wording. Renner just says they’re “ridiculous people” and “those stupid, stupid people.” I wonder if Kim Kardashian will try to issue a statement about Jeremy, like she did with Jon Hamm? I hope so. Just because it would be funny.
It also strikes me that in all of these male bitch-fests about the Kardashians, they’ve all gone down in UK publications. I’ve begun to wonder if the UK celebrity/gossip world has some kind of weird fascination with the Kardashians too – like, maybe the UK people don’t really “get” why the Kardashians are a thing, so they just bring them up in random interviews? Of course, the UK press shouldn’t get on their high horse. They’re the ones propping up people like Katie Price (who is worse than Kim Kardashian, IMO).
Kim tweeted this photo a few days ago, by the way. I honestly could not stop staring at her ass for, like, a full five minutes. I think it hypnotized me.
Photos courtesy of Fame, WENN, Kim’s Twitter.
Written by Kaiser
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