Fans ANGRY At Finn's Interviewer's Questions At IT Chapter Two Premiere
"To me that’s kinda inappropriate to ask at the 'IT' premiere." An annoyed fan comments.
1 September 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Finn Wolfhard at the 2019 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' Presentation held
at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA on April 2, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, fans slammed Finn's interviewer when she asked Finn Wolfhard questions about Stranger Things and Ghostbusters (2019). Why? Because it was at an IT Chapter Two premiere.
IT Chapter Two's Finn Wolfhard (Richie Tozier) has acted in a lot of popular films and series, with the most popular one being Mike Wheeler in Netflix's hit Stranger Things series.
Ever since its premiere, the series has exploded with huge popularity, and Netflix even reported that it broke records. Uh, who on earth hasn't heard of Stranger Things?
So, he's definitely a household name.
And Finn’s career has clearly been skyrocketing upwards, with Finn landing roles in the IT series, The Goldfinch (2019) The Addams Family (2019) [voice], Carmen Sandiego (2019) [voice], Ghostbusters (2020), all released (or about to be released) within the span of a year of each other.
But fans will always know him as Mike Wheeler from Stranger Things.
After all, it is the biggest and most iconic role he's ever bagged. So it makes sense that he has left a gigantic mark on fans everywhere. So much, in fact, that it was sort of getting a little hard to separate Finn from Stranger Things.
And it's not only with fans. Recently, Finn has been dutifully promoting IT Chapter Two (2019) with his fellow co-stars.
...Interviewers couldn't quite help but steer the topic towards Stranger Things. And that includes asking about "Mileven" AKA the cute pairing between his character, Mike Wheeler, and co-star Millie Bobby Brown's character, Eleven.
Well, it's only natural, right? After all, interviewers try to sense what fans want. And if it's questions about Mileven they want, it's questions about Mileven they'll get.
So, a question or two would be okay? Right?
...But is this what happened at this interview?
Let's find out:
First, it starts off innocently. The interviewer asked two simple questions about IT Chapter Two, then -
Yep. No more questions about IT Chapter Two?
After that two small questions, the interviewer immediately launched into full-blown questions of anything but IT Chapter Two (2019).
And that's not all.
That interview with Finn during the IT Chapter Two premiere was even titled "Finn Wolfhard on Mike and Eleven's 'Stranger Things' Future! (Exclusive)".
And this was at the. It. Chapter. Two. Premiere.
And fans weren't having it. They slammed the Entertainment Tonight's interviewer, saying that it was rude to ask about entirely different movies at a particular movie's premiere.
Check out what these frustrated fans had to say below:
I"Why did she ask him about stranger things and ghosts busters. To me that’s kinda inappropriate to ask at the “IT” premiere. They should ask questions about THE MOVIE!!!"
I"He was there to celebrate IT not for stranger things! Interviewers always ask him about stranger things when he’s at events for other stuff"
I"don’t get me wrong i love stranger things, i’m a super fan, but this is an IT premier, which i also love. ask IT questions ;("
Unfortunately, this actually happens a lot.
Because in another interview with ET Canada, and despite being with fellow IT Chapter Two co-stars Chosen Jacobs (Mike Hanlon) and Wyatt Oleff (Stanley Uris), Finn was outright asked questions about Stranger Things season 4.
While it's understandable that interviewers need to fish for information their viewers want...
...Fans can't help but ask if this is the right way to do it. Perhaps the interviewers could schedule an exclusive interview with Finn alone to talk about his own awesome projects?
That's got to be better than asking Finn about other movies while the rest of the cast is sitting there awkwardly with him!
For one thing, the rest of the cast is alienated. And for another, they don't get a chance to speak!
(Unless they want to chip in their own thoughts about Mileven or Byler, of course).
But that's beside the point! After all, it doesn't quite seem professional, especially if the cast is there to promote a particular movie, wouldn't you agree?
In the meantime, Stranger Things season 1-3 is available to stream on Netflix. The Goldfinch (2019) and Ghostbusters (2020) hits US theatres September 13, 2019, and July 10, 2020, respectively. Stranger Things season 4 is expected to premiere in late 2021.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.