The New York Times is no tabloid.

When they sat down to interview Rocketman actor Richard Madden for a recent profile, they weren’t about to go down the road of prying into his personal life.

So instead, they simply touched upon the increased tabloid interest in his life, noting that paparazzi have snapped photos of Madden with Flynn, and asked if the two are an item.

Wait a second, we see what they did there.

Madden shot down the question like a pro:

He also shared this handy celebrity tip that won’t actually be of use to 99.999% of people:

It’s not a tactic he sees employed by everyone in the spotlight:

Read the full profile here, which includes what Madden is really doing in bed. (Spoiler: eating cheeseburgers.)


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