“He had all his facts down, and knew how many nominations [Whiplash] had and everything,” Teller offered, “and…yeah, it was just funny to me.”
While his fame was still burgeoning, he and Sperry were able to enjoy a fairly private courtship, an actor already down for the count never making quite as many headlines as the ones who are actively playing the field. But ultimately a long-term love story is the kind with a lot of adorable anecdotes.
Such as when he tweeted in April 2016 that he was dating “the one person who has never seen Titanic.”
“She’ll ask me to do something, I’ll say, ‘What?’ and she’ll say, ‘For the last father-f–king time, can you grab me, the da-da-da,'” Teller shared on Starting 9. “I mean, she’s a sweetheart, she just loves quoting J.K. Simmons to me.”
And when Sperry isn’t making Teller relive the terror of Simmons’ Oscar-winning turn as his ruthlessly demanding music teacher in Whiplash, she’s still helping his life run as smoothly as possible.