American actor Miles Alexander Teller, born February 20, 1987, is best known for playing Lt. Bradley “Rooster” Bradshaw in Top Gun: Maverick and jazz drummer Andrew Neiman in Whiplash.
Teller made his debut in a full-length film in 2010, and he quickly rose to prominence after playing opposite Shailene Woodley in the coming-of-age drama The Spectacular Now in 2013.
In 2014, he broke through with his performance in the Oscar-winning drama Whiplash.
After the success of Whiplash, he was cast in a variety of main roles, including comedies, action movies like Fantastic Four (2015), and dramas like War Dogs and Bleed for This (2016).
Miles Teller Controversy
After much speculation, Miles Teller has confirmed that he has been vaccinated “for a time” against COVID-19.
Teller’s brief and hesitant Twitter announcement on Monday night are sure to spark further speculation.
Nearly two months after he was originally accused in allegations of shutting down production for a TV series because he was supposedly hospitalized for COVID and because he refused to be vaccinated, Teller has released a statement clarifying his position.
Two weeks ago, the actor was dragged into pal Aaron Rodgers’ anti-vaccine debate, so his statement makes sense in that context.
Miles Teller’s comments could have been spurred by fresh inquiries raised on Monday concerning his cameo in Taylor Swift’s new music video for “I Bet You Think About Me.”
Released on Monday, the video has already prompted questions about whether or not director Blake Lively followed standard COVID safety procedures when filming.
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The Daily Beast claims it contacted Teller and Swift’s agents on his participation in the video, but they have yet to comment on the actor’s vaccination status or the COVID protocols used on set.
In a tweet posted several hours later, Teller said, “Hey people, I don’t typically feel the need to answer rumors on here but I am vaccinated and have been for a long. I simply oppose hatred, nothing else.
While several individuals offered supportive answers and reminded Teller that his immunization status was nobody’s business, his tweet and, notably, his use of the words “for a while” simply provoked further concerns.
If the rumors regarding his vaccine resistance were unfounded, as some have suggested, Teller “certainly” could have cleared the situation months ago, or even filed a lawsuit. One of the people remarked, “I respect his right to choose, but choices have repercussions.”
In the words of another “translator,” Teller’s statement read as follows: “Taylor Swift’s PR didn’t appreciate how my non-vaccination status has gained traction since the premiere of the music video of hers that I’m in, so now I’m being compelled to clarify in order to not attract any bad press her way.”
The 34-year-old “Whiplash” actor has been at the center of heated controversy in Hollywood regarding the vaccination of film and television actors who have expressed doubts about the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine or who have chosen not to get vaccinated.
There were reportedly tensions on the set of Teller’s new TV show because he refused to be vaccinated.
The Mail reported that due to his adverse test result in late July, filming on the Los Angeles set of “The Offer,” a Paramount+ series on the making of “The Godfather,” was halted.
A production source was quoted in the Daily Mail as saying, “Teller is not vaccinated.” The test itself wouldn’t even be sent to him. Now he has infected the entire set with the virus, and production had to be temporarily suspended.
According to the Daily Mail, the production business lost $6 million due to the strike.
Similar to what was reported by Us Weekly, The Hollywood Reporter claimed that an actor who was not named had tested positive for COVID-19.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed the claims made by the Daily Mail regarding Teller, stating that the actor was admitted to the hospital and that filming on his project was suspended for three weeks.
The actor “was known to the cast and crew as being contemptuous of immunizations,” the Reporter stated, but after the celebrity tested positive for COVID-19, other members of the crew also fell ill.
Teller’s publicist at the time told the Daily Mail that their “facts are inaccurate,” while a representative for Paramount+ told the Hollywood Reporter that the cost of the work stoppage was less than $6 million.
Teller has, whether intentionally or not, been a supporting character in the Rodgers anti-vaccination scandal that has unfolded over the past couple of weeks.
Because of a positive COVID test, the Packers’ quarterback missed their game on November 7 against the Chiefs.
The reigning NFL MVP was also charged with breaking NFL COVID guidelines by failing to wear a mask during indoor team events and intentionally misleading the public about his immunization status.
Rodgers went on a diatribe against the “woke mob,” claiming he got medical advice from podcaster Joe Rogan and spread disinformation about vaccines and treatments during an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on November 5. He still hasn’t been inoculated.
Some wondered if Rodgers’ opinions on COVID-19 had been affected by his fiancée, Shailene Woodley, or by Teller, Woodley’s companion and co-star in the “Divergent” movie.
Woodley has been quiet about whether or not she has had the recommended vaccinations, but she has spoken openly about her preference for herbal cures, alternative treatments, and even eating clay to supposedly rid the body of metals and toxins.
Images of Rodgers, Woodley, Teller, and Teller’s model wife, Keleigh Sperry, on vacation together became viral after his anti-vaccination comments. In April, the four of them went to the Kentucky Derby, then in May, they went to Maui for a tropical vacation. Sperry posted numerous photos from both destinations.
Those trips took on a different light after reports surfaced about Rodgers and Teller’s anti-vaccination views, and Teller’s involvement in Swift’s video once again brought attention to his alleged hostility to the vaccine.
Teller plays a groom whose red-clad, vengeful ex-girlfriend appears to him on his wedding day, played by Swift. Sperry co-stars in the video as his wife, albeit his screen time is brief.
The model and influencer tweeted still shots from Swift’s video with a caption that included heart emojis, much like she did when she posted photos of her vacation with Rodgers and Woodley. Video for new Taylor Swift song OUT NOW! led by the undisputed mastermind @blakelively… You have our undying adoration, @taylorswift.
Together with model Keleigh Sperry, he has been together since 2013. They were engaged on August 20, 2017, at the Molori Safari Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa, and tied the knot on September 1, 2019, on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii.