Greta Gerwig Interview – 20th Century Women – “I love to bring something of my own being and personality to each role”

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

PREVIEW

Greta Gerwig has made a career of playing oddball, offbeat women.  She often resembles a female Woody Allen – smart, neurotic, and prone to romantic disappointment. But sitting down and chatting with Gerwig, one is immediately charmed by her lively, ebullient persona.

THE INTERVIEW

Q:  People tend to identify you with the characters you play.  Do we see a lot of you in your various screen alter egos?

GERWIG:  … But I also love to bring something of my own being and personality to each role and usually the character will be some strange blend of both of us.  In a way it’s good that my friends will recognise me in my roles because I’m trying to make as deep a personal connection with my characters so the film and the story I’m helping to tell feels less fictional and as real as possible.

Greta Gerwig

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