adam levine begin again red carpet getty 'The Voice's' Adam Levine did 'Begin Again' for free because he doesn't need the money“The Voice” coach Adam Levine can be a polarizing figure. Some love him, some think he’s an insufferable tool. But one thing is for sure — he’s honest.

His recent interview USA Today is worth a read, if only for the fact that he speaks frankly about living as someone who is famous and wealthy, which Levine recognizes is something that makes him incredibly fortunate.

“I did [‘Begin Again’] for no money. I’m very lucky that I’m in that
position,” says Levine. “I want to have good experiences. I
don’t want to do a bunch of [expletive] that I hate. I want to treat [acting] completely differently because I have the very fortunate luxury
of not having to think of this in terms of money.”

He also says that starts shouldn’t take out their frustrations on the press, like Mila Kunis, who recently made it clear to a reporter how unhappy she was doing an interview.

“It makes no sense to me. Say, ‘I don’t want to do this
interview.’ Don’t show up here and take it out on another person,” says
Levine. “It’s never anyone else’s fault. I’m not passive-aggressive. I
don’t have misguided frustration and anger. It’s razor-sharp. If I’m mad
at you, you’ll know it quickly.”

“The Voice” returns Monday, Sept. 22 on NBC and “Begin Again,” starring Levine, Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo, is in theaters now.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."