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‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Max Minghella Says He Has ‘a Very Cynical View’ of His Gender

Max Minghella is speaking out in an interview with Glamour, out now.

Here's what the 32-year-old The Handmaid's Tale star had to say...

On his character Nick being guilty until proven innocent: “I mean, I feel all men are guilty until proven innocent, in general. Maybe that has to do with the fact that women have been subjugated for so long, or that men can be gross in a way woman rarely are. Having a been a man for 32 years, I’ve always had a very cynical view of my gender. I’m relieved the rest of the world is now sharing it.”

On being a "pop culture whore": “It’s completely true. I’m obsessed with pop culture. I really am. I’m not, like, a great intellectual. I’m a Top 40 guy, I’m really into Riverdale. I love that it’s so clean and pop-y on the surface with something so sinister underneath.”

On best friend, Jamie Bell, who is married to Max's ex-girlfriend Kate Mara: “Nobody’s ever asked me about that. I will tell you this: It’s a beautiful part of my life. I see them every single morning, and Jamie’s son is my godson. I can understand why the optics might be very confusing, but it’s not a complicated thing for us.”

by Anonymousreply 6404/21/2019

He see's them every morning? He lives with them?

by Anonymousreply 108/04/2018

"I mean, I feel all men are guilty until proven innocent, in general." Creep alert.

by Anonymousreply 208/04/2018

This is such an odd interview.

He sounds like one of those over the top “male feminists” that may end up having dark secrets of his own revealed later on.

Sometimes guys who are *really intense* about being feminists and all “anti-patriarchy” end up being found out later to be creeps themselves. I don’t understand it (that kind of hypocrisy) but it has happened several times...

Or maybe he just really is an earnest, emotional guy who thinks most other men are evil? I guess it’s possible.

Still think it’s a bit odd that he was with Kate Mara for *years* and is super happy that she’s banging his best friend and that he sees them “every morning”. Even if you are still friends with your ex, that all still seems like a bit much...

(Also: his dad was the famous late director, Anthony Minghella, who directed films like “The English Patient” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley”; this new interview made me wonder (if Max is sincere) if he has always been “jaded” about the male sex because of things he witnessed his dad do, or if he’s just referring to all *other* men....)

by Anonymousreply 308/05/2018

What R2 said. Any man who believes that all men are evil/rapists etc. is a rapist who believes that all men are just like him...

by Anonymousreply 408/05/2018

His current fanbase is viewers of The Handmaid’s Tale who are the ones reading this interview. He is pandering to them with his “Men Suck” moaning.

When this show is cancelled and he is cast in The Fast and the Furious, he will do interviews about how he was always a gearhead who believes that one’s car is a manifestation of the soul.

Typical Hollywood PR claptrap.

by Anonymousreply 508/05/2018

Gender threads are division threads.

You’re being programmed to hate.

by Anonymousreply 608/05/2018

He's a child of privilege so of course he's cynical --agree,this is all a PR hand job

by Anonymousreply 708/05/2018


by Anonymousreply 808/18/2018

That is strange that he sees Jamie and Kate every morning. It sounds very Honeymooners/Flintstones.

by Anonymousreply 908/18/2018

Handmaid's Tale and Dietland have been my favorite shows this year. That and the Dietland post show with Aisha Tyler.

Oh, and Pose.

by Anonymousreply 1008/18/2018

His Dad was a great director. Max was good in The Social Network.

by Anonymousreply 1108/18/2018

Jamie Bell is already on his 2nd marriage?

by Anonymousreply 1208/18/2018

Scratch the surface of any straight guy and you'll find he's done awful shit. There's no end to the entitlement they feel. Any semblence of ethics , moral compass or empathy is purely for show and dependant on their personal desires.

( I may be feeling extra cynical today because I just discovered someone I thought was one of the best did some awful shit.)

by Anonymousreply 1308/18/2018

Amen to R5 and R7

by Anonymousreply 1408/18/2018

Max Minghella gives a decent performance in "Art School Confidential".

by Anonymousreply 1508/18/2018

Agree with R14 -- R5 and R7 nailed it.

by Anonymousreply 1608/18/2018

Really R2 and R4?

by Anonymousreply 1708/18/2018

Well done, r17.

Misogyny on the left must be acknowledged first in order for anything to be done about it.

Does the left have the will, though, to confront our own hostility toward women & girls?

by Anonymousreply 1808/18/2018

I think Max has too much estrogen in his system.

by Anonymousreply 1908/18/2018

And that, R17, is why Bernie Sanders will never be president.

by Anonymousreply 2008/18/2018

^^ Bernie won't ever be President because he'll be dead by 2020.

by Anonymousreply 2108/18/2018

All men are guilty til proven innocent?

What an absurd thing to say, he is trying way too hard to "sound woke".

by Anonymousreply 2208/18/2018

R22, I have friends who will never leave their kids alone with a man/men. No matter how close they’ve known the guy, or how likable he is, it’s just not with the risk. Women have gotten burned so many times...and pervs target single moms.

by Anonymousreply 2308/18/2018

Instead of white guilt, he has male guilt.

God I am so sick of SJW millennials.

by Anonymousreply 2408/18/2018

Males should feel guilt...they commit 90% of all homocides. They constructed patriarchy & force the rest of us to live within it.

They are why we have Trump in the White House...and zero effort to get rid of him, but much effort to protect him.

Own it. I’m sick of the hypocrisy & double-standards. Men run the world, and the world is fucked up. They need to sit down.

by Anonymousreply 2508/18/2018

So stereotyping people based on race is bad but stereotyping them based on their sex is okay?

by Anonymousreply 2608/18/2018

What a soy eating cuck!

by Anonymousreply 2708/18/2018

R25 makes some valid points.

by Anonymousreply 2808/18/2018

So the tiresome narrative of men all being evil, and women all being victims rolls on Yawwwn!

by Anonymousreply 2908/18/2018

Then end toxic masculinity, r29, & respect women.

The truth is that it would just as healing to men to value women & listen to women as it would be for women. The entire world would be better off...all of us. If feminine power & energy were as valued as male.

I don’t hate men. They have fantastic qualities. But the power is not balanced. We will all suffer if the status quo continue.

by Anonymousreply 3008/19/2018


by Anonymousreply 3111/26/2018

Does anyone remember the last thing they did "as a gender"? I just don't get this. When I make choices everyday as an adult, I'm the only one making those choices, I don't have a guardian or conservator and I'm responsible for the choices I make, not the guy at the gas station, some movie star or my Senator.

I don't get moral collectivism. Yes, societies have norms and values but that's a reflection of the accumulated behaviors and choices of the individuals who make up a whole. You can even claim something is a "national value" but, like it or not, it really isn't if 80% of a nation doesn't agree with you.

by Anonymousreply 3211/26/2018

I'm grateful for the white men who use the term "SJW" so that I know I never ever need to hear another of their opinions again.

by Anonymousreply 3311/26/2018

So... he's gay?

by Anonymousreply 3411/26/2018

Ugh creep, and he's dating dakota fanning's lil sis, gross! Hope he dies in tht!

by Anonymousreply 3511/26/2018

[quote]not the guy at the gas station

From now on pump your own bub.

by Anonymousreply 3611/26/2018

R36 For not blaming him for any poor actions I should choose to make? I continue to expect full service.

by Anonymousreply 3711/26/2018

[quote]I continue to expect full service. Twice on Mondays

And I expect you to pay twice as much. Full service hurts my back sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 3811/26/2018

r13 you are absurd. Scratch the surface of almost anybody any you will find they have done awful things. Out of curiosity what did your former friend do ? Vote republican perhaps ? As far as people and their ethics, morality and moral compass. It can change for most , depending who is in the room.

by Anonymousreply 3911/27/2018

Hes a barely male version of Lens Dunham.

Congratulations, Max.

Check your crotch. I think your balls are missing.

by Anonymousreply 4011/27/2018

Yes, r35 that's the rumour. He's dating 20 year old Elle Fanning who starred in the movie he was directing. (she was probably younger than that when they met). So basically he bangs on about feminism and how men subjugate women then dates a junior 13 years younger. Don't pretend, Max and come out with all the #metoo stuff though maybe it's got you a shag with Elle.

by Anonymousreply 4111/27/2018

This thread is full of Beef Curtain Alley Fauloons.

by Anonymousreply 4211/27/2018

What a virtue signalling asshole. Be sure the people who preach this kind of thing don't really practice it. It's all to gain favour with the new social climate.

by Anonymousreply 4311/27/2018

[quote]Scratch the surface of almost anybody any you will find they have done awful things.

Well, it's true that almost everybody has faults and has made mistakes, but not everyone does "awful things".

I don't think all of us end up assaulting someone or committing murder.

by Anonymousreply 4411/27/2018

Annoying but he's so damn cute, I will forgive him. One I would happily fuck in a heartbeat.

by Anonymousreply 4511/27/2018

What's the issue with a single man banging a single 20 year old hottie?

by Anonymousreply 4611/27/2018

What's the issue with a single girl banging a 32 year old hottie?

by Anonymousreply 4703/14/2019

I'm also confused why men are put on a pedestal, no questions asked. The ultimate prize, if you're lucky enough to nab one!

As a gay man I've grown to consider them a liability. They can do incredible damage to your life.

by Anonymousreply 4803/14/2019

R48 Sounds like you have some issues to work through there.

by Anonymousreply 4903/14/2019

[quote]I mean, I feel all men are guilty until proven innocent, in general.

He must think that all men think like straight men / men who sleep with women.

by Anonymousreply 5003/14/2019

[quote] He's dating 20 year old Elle Fanning who starred in the movie he was directing. (she was probably younger than that when they met).

Yeah, that isn't the best look.

by Anonymousreply 5103/14/2019

Is he still dating Elle??

by Anonymousreply 5203/14/2019


by Anonymousreply 5304/15/2019

R52 I think so.

by Anonymousreply 5404/16/2019

He was in Feb, but this is Hollywood time, so everything's accelerated!

by Anonymousreply 5504/16/2019

Apparently, he went to her 21st birthday party recently. However, he keeps dodging the question when asked and her side aren't saying anything. Maybe they realise it's not a good look preaching about #metoo and lecturing at men when you're a 33 year old dating someone almost half your age that you cast in your movie (and you probably met when she was 18)

by Anonymousreply 5604/16/2019

With all the actresses he meets, couldn't he have found someone a little closer to his age?

by Anonymousreply 5704/16/2019

[quote]R1: He see's them every morning?

Oh, dear fucking God.

by Anonymousreply 5804/16/2019

He sounds insufferable.

by Anonymousreply 5904/16/2019

So judging women collectively is misogyny, but judging men collectively is ok and just?? The hypocrisy never ends!

by Anonymousreply 6004/16/2019

Max Minghella: “I Was Raised Almost Entirely by Gay Men”

by Anonymousreply 6104/21/2019

I automatically block anyone who uses that term or "virtue signaling," r33. I know I don't need to hear anything else they have to say once I see them.

by Anonymousreply 6204/21/2019

This post needs butt shots. It’s round, with a deep crevice

by Anonymousreply 6304/21/2019

I liked him in the interview in r61. He seems interesting.

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