Inside the most recent V Magazine sits an (now notorious) interview with Chloe Sevigny. She’s there to promote her book, a collection of images, ephemera, and personal details aptly titled, Chloe Sevigny. The interview starts off healthy enough, they talk about the roles that made Sevigny famous, how the book came to be, yada yada yada but then the interviewer begins talking about typecasting and how “you can’t be an actor without having a big personality to match” and things start to get a little awkward.
Sevigny, who is obviously bitter about the way she has been typecasted as an ‘indie’ actress, starts riffing on the marketing of Hollywood and offers up some unsolicited opinions of her fellow stars.
So much is about marketing and selling the product. They’ll have a really peppy funny girl on the talk show rounds, and everybody adores her and loves her and wants to be her or fuck her, and then so many more people want to watch the movie or TV show. I understand that star quality, how much value that carries. I love when a movie star is a great movie star. I think Angelina Jolie is a great movie star. I don’t think I can be that, or just be an actor. I don’t think I have the charisma. Which is probably why I never reached another level. I like Emma Stone. Whenever she’s herself, she’s really cute. Jennifer Lawrence I find annoying. Too crass.
Now, I love it when celebrities are unfiltered and uncensored; it’s refreshing but only when it’s not mean. You don’t cut one of your peers down in a national publication just because they’re a little too much for you. She could have just stuck with the Angelina Jolie comment (can’t fault her on that one) and the Emma Stone one, if she left out the passive aggressive “whenever she’s herself” part. Comments like that don’t make you seem cool or brave or aloof; they just make you sound like a dick.
Typical indie kid behaviour, they’ll hate on anything popular.