‘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 Anonymous||reply 52||03/14/2019|
He see's them every morning? He lives with them?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/04/2018|
"I mean, I feel all men are guilty until proven innocent, in general." Creep alert.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/04/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 3||08/05/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 4||08/05/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||08/05/2018|
Gender threads are division threads.
You’re being programmed to hate.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/05/2018|
He's a child of privilege so of course he's cynical --agree,this is all a PR hand job
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/05/2018|
That is strange that he sees Jamie and Kate every morning. It sounds very Honeymooners/Flintstones.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 10||08/18/2018|
His Dad was a great director. Max was good in The Social Network.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/18/2018|
Jamie Bell is already on his 2nd marriage?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||08/18/2018|
Max Minghella gives a decent performance in "Art School Confidential".
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/18/2018|
Agree with R14 -- R5 and R7 nailed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 18||08/18/2018|
I think Max has too much estrogen in his system.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/18/2018|
And that, R17, is why Bernie Sanders will never be president.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/18/2018|
^^ Bernie won't ever be President because he'll be dead by 2020.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/18/2018|
All men are guilty til proven innocent?
What an absurd thing to say, he is trying way too hard to "sound woke".
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 23||08/18/2018|
Instead of white guilt, he has male guilt.
God I am so sick of SJW millennials.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||08/18/2018|
So stereotyping people based on race is bad but stereotyping them based on their sex is okay?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/18/2018|
R25 makes some valid points.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/18/2018|
So the tiresome narrative of men all being evil, and women all being victims rolls on Yawwwn!
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/18/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||08/19/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 32||11/26/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||11/26/2018|
Ugh creep, and he's dating dakota fanning's lil sis, gross! Hope he dies in tht!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||11/26/2018|
[quote]not the guy at the gas station
From now on pump your own bub.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||11/26/2018|
R36 For not blaming him for any poor actions I should choose to make? I continue to expect full service.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||11/26/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 38||11/26/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 39||11/27/2018|
Hes a barely male version of Lens Dunham.
Check your crotch. I think your balls are missing.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||11/27/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||11/27/2018|
This thread is full of Beef Curtain Alley Fauloons.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||11/27/2018|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||11/27/2018|
[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 Anonymous||reply 44||11/27/2018|
Annoying but he's so damn cute, I will forgive him. One I would happily fuck in a heartbeat.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||11/27/2018|
What's the issue with a single man banging a single 20 year old hottie?
|by Anonymous||reply 46||11/27/2018|
What's the issue with a single girl banging a 32 year old hottie?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/14/2019|
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 Anonymous||reply 48||03/14/2019|
R48 Sounds like you have some issues to work through there.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/14/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 50||03/14/2019|
[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 Anonymous||reply 51||03/14/2019|
Is he still dating Elle??
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/14/2019|