February 15, 2018

CTRL, ALT, DELETE Podcast: #113 Greta Gerwig

Greta Gerwig is an actress, writer, and Oscar-nominated director.

I know I say “exciting episode” every week but this really is. I’ve been a huge fan of Greta Gerwig for years. I fell in love with her in the film Frances Ha, 20th Century Women, Mistress America and her brilliant supporting role in Jackie.

Now Greta Gerwig has been making headlines for her new directorial debut called Ladybird. I saw Ladybird last year at a special press screening and cried and laughed and loved it. Universal then asked if I wanted to interview Greta for my podcast and honestly, I nearly cried again when I got the email. I love her! Ladybird is a comedy-drama written and directed by Greta with a seriously amazing cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein. Set in Sacramento, California, it is a coming-of-age story of a high-school senior played by Saoirse and her turbulent relationship with her mother. The story of female friendship is also really lovely throughout.

Go and see LADYBIRD! It’s out in the UK now.

Favourite quotes from the episode:

“I do not want to perpetuate the myth that I’m a superior being. I do not have gifts outside of the realm of a normal ability to work. I’m super distractible, I can be really lazy.”

“The older you get, the better you feel.”

“I’m not on social media. I was told ‘You have to get on Twitter for your career’.”

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