Tavi Chats About Her First Acting Job With Vanity Fair
We’re pretty convinced that there isn’t a thing in this world that Tavi Gevinson can’t do. She’s a huge feminist, is a cover girl, and has even dabbled in voice acting — plus, she founded Rookie at the tender age of 15. We found out over the summer that she would be adding ‘actress’ to her lengthy resume, and now she’s opened up about her role in an interview! Read on, die-hard Tavi fans!
Here’s what she had to say about acting in the Nicole Holofcener flick:
Vanity Fair: You also just finished your first acting job, on Nicole Holofcener’s next film with Catherine Keener. Can you talk about your part a little?
Tavi Gevinson: I read the script while we were on the road and then I auditioned for the part the day after we got to L.A., which was our last stop on the trip. I loved the role because we were just talking about that feeling of [being] slightly disconnected, and this [character] is not in high school but she just graduated and that feeling kind of sticks with her. . . . Normally I think that you think of those characters as the weirdos—like you think those characters only exist in The Perks of Being a Wallflower or a Winona Ryder movie. But this girl is totally normal, wears jeans, and is O.K. at school, but still feels that way. It’s not like she’s found some kind of alternative subculture where that feeling is O.K. She just lives in this really normal world with moms who love yogurt and still feels that way. I just thought that was really interesting.
VF: Was it positive enough of an experience that you would consider pursuing a career in acting?
TG: Oh, I’d really like to. The experience was very, very special. In a way, it’s kind of like the road trip in memory. It was really fast and you’re just trying to keep up with everything and do a good job. You’re also sort of half yourself and half someone else, but I loved it a lot and would like to do something like that again.
There you have it, folks! Are you as excited to see her silver screen debut as we are?!