“He had all his facts written down and he knew how many nominations there were [Whiplash] had and everything,” Teller offered, “and…yeah, it was just funny to me.”
While his fame was still budding, he and Sperry could enjoy some rather private publicity, an actor already dejected never making as many headlines as those actively playing on the field. But ultimately, a long-term love story is the kind with lots of endearing anecdotes.
For example, when he tweeted in April 2016 that he was dating “the only person who has never seen the Titanic.”
“She’ll ask me to do something, I’ll say, ‘What?’ and she’ll be like, ‘For the last daddy-king time, you can grab me da-da-da,'” shared Teller on Starting 9. “I mean, she’s a darling, she just loves it too quote JK Simmons me.”
And when Sperry doesn’t get Teller to relive the horror of Simmons’ Oscar-winning role as his ruthlessly demanding music teacher in Whiplash, she’s still helping him run his life as smoothly as possible.