These are the 10 most awkward celebrity interviews ever

These are the 10 most awkward celebrity interviews ever

When you're in show business, making your movie, book or album isn't the end of the line - you've still got some way to go afterward. Publicity comes next, meaning an endless series of interviews where you have to remain chipper and promote your work with all the enthusiasm you can muster.

And with interviewers hoping to get a good scoop, you can bet that things get awkward as hell every now and then.

1. Cara Delevinge is told she needs to a nap

It didn't go down too well when CBS interviewers told the actress that she "needed a little nap" and "seem[ed] a little irritated" during her Paper Towns interview. A tired actress on a long press tour meeting confrontational hosts is never a good mix.

2. Tom Hardy is asked about his sexuality

During the press tour for his film Legend, Hardy was asked about his sexuality under the guise of a larger question about celebrity sexuality, but he makes it very clear he knows the game they are playing. And that final "thank you" was ice-cold.

3. Samuel L Jackson gets mistaken for Laurence Fishburne

You know you've messed up when only 5 seconds into the interview you've pissed off the interviewee, in this case by confusing Samuel L Jackson for another actor (who looks nothing like him). "We may all be black and famous, but we don't all look alike," Jackson told him. "You're an entertainment reporter?"

4. Kourtney Kardashian blanks the interviewers

When Kourtney was asked about her sister Kim's robbery on live television, things got pretty awkward as she ignored the interviewers and started speaking to her publicist.

5. Dakota Johnson falls out with her mother on live TV

During an interview on the Oscars 2015 red carpet, Johnson and her mom have a clear falling out over the fact that her mother has no plans to watch 50 Shades of Grey.

6. Jesse Eisenberg painfully awkward interview

This starts out painful and just gets worse. It seems at first like he's poking fun, but things escalate to insensitive to cringey and then back to kind of funny again. It's a real rollercoaster.

7. Mila Kunis defends Justin Timberlake... in Russian

It's already an odd situation where one actor (Timberlake) is listening to a translation of reporter questions, when his co-star (Kunis) can speak the language. When one reporter asks why Timberlake is in the movie, Kunis took offense and shut her down. For bonus laughs, look at Timberlake's confused face during all of this.

8. Robert Downey Jr. gets asked one too many personal questions

Things start going off the rails here once the talk about Avengers: Age of Ultron veers into talking about real-world political affiliations, but it really takes a turn once the interviewer asks the Iron Man actor about his previous arrest, drug abuse, and his relationship with his father.

9. Quentin Tarantino gets into an argument

Krishnan Guru-Murthy returns to ask even more ill-advised questions. This time there isn't a quiet walk out, but a full-on outrage when Quentin Tarantino was asked about violence in his movies. Things are a little tense, but step it up when he "refuses" a question about films causing real-life violence, then continues to argue throughout the interview.

10. Jim Carrey mocks New York Fashion Week

Turning up on the red carpet, Carrey gets pretty existential. First he calls the event "the most meaningless thing he could find," then tells the host that she "doesn't exist". And that's just the start.

One of the recurring theme in most of these interviews are (probably tired) actors getting asked insensitive questions. When these people are larger than life, it's easy to treat them differently - but there's a line that shouldn't be crossed otherwise you're in for a walk-out.