Miles Teller Details Fantastic Four Injury

Miles Teller

Miles Teller was at a press conference today for his new movie Whiplash, the Sundance, Cannes, TIFF and New York Film Festival hit. In the film, Teller plays a jazz drummer who endures physical and emotional trauma for his art. The film’s theme reminded him of an injury he sustained practicing his art, playing Reed Richards in the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot.

“When I was filming The Fantastic Four, I took a big chunk out of my finger,” Teller said. “I had to go to base camp, get nine stitches in and then go back and finish.”

After the press conference I followed up with Teller to see if we was injured doing a big stunt or just something normal. “It was something normal,” Teller said. “I was grabbing something out of a box and I just cut it.”

Teller is reuniting with Whiplash writer/director Damien Chazelle to play a pianist in the musical La La Land. Comparing musical training with his physical training for the Divergent and Fantastic Four films, training for the Vinny Pazienza biography Bleed for This eclipsed all of his previous work.

“I haven’t started on the piano training yet,” Teller said. “I’m playing a boxer right now and that’s more intense physically than what I was doing for Whiplash for sure.”

Whiplash is out October 10. The Fantastic Four hits August 7.

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