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