THE BEAR star, Jeremy Allen White, opens up about the vulnerability that drew him to Carmy Berzatto, his first kiss, and the legendary Chicago food he absolutely will not eat, for the latest issue of InStyle magazine.
On his meme awareness and online attention: “I don’t have a lot of online presence,” he says. “I have Instagram. I don’t have Twitter. I don’t have any Google alerts set on anything or anybody, certainly not myself.”… “I am grateful,” he shares. “I love to act. I’m so lucky I get to do it as often as I do. I know that people watching your work is an important part of continuing to get to act, but it was never really a goal of mine to have a really big following.”
On doing press for THE BEAR: “I mean, it’s easy. I’ve done press for stuff that I haven’t been so crazy about, and I am truly proud of The Bear. So, I’m happy to talk about it.”
On breaking down on set: “I was putting a lot of pressure on myself throughout the shoot,” he says, and on his last day on set, that self-inflicted pressure came to a head. “I was really feeling like I let Chris [The Bear showrunner] down. I guess he sensed that a little bit, and he did that thing that just wrecks you when you’re really close to crying, which is he just started gently rubbing my back a little bit.” Naturally, the tears came flowing; a release White says he’d been building up to while carrying Carmy’s trauma throughout the production.
On becoming a family man: “I learn a lot from them. I feel like in a lot of ways, they’re teaching me all the time how to be better: how to be better to them; how to be better to my wife, my friends, my parents, my sister. I think I’ve been ready to domesticate for a long time, and I’m so happy to be in the house all the time with them.”
Chicago-style hotdog or deep-dish pizza? You have to choose one: Deep-dish pizza is disgusting. That’s the easiest question I’ve ever been asked. It doesn’t make any sense. It’s so doughy. Get it out here. I don’t need it.
[Photo Credit: Kendall Bessent/InStyle Magazine]
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