Chloë Sevigny is featured in the August issue of Town & Country.
Chloë looks spectacular in the magazine in new photos shot by Tina Barney. Accompanying the photos is an interview with her regarding her upcoming Lizzie Borden pic Lizzie, which generated a lot of buzz at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.
AR: You’ve played this kind of character, and so many others: a polygamous wife on Big Love, a jockey in Lean on Pete, a Jane Austen character, and more. What makes a part compelling to you?
CS: I’m a workaholic, so I’m always doing a lot. My time isn’t precious in that way; I’m happy to give it over, and I’d be fine being on set all the time. For Lizzie, it was the character and the writer and the story we wanted to tell together. I also thought it could be successful, and I’ve never had a real starring role in a movie, so I decided to create one for myself.
AR: What sort of project would you love to do if only you were asked?
CS: I’d love to play something glamorous, because I’ve never done that. Maybe a bawdy Mae West type who is loud and strong and sexy at the same time. Right now I think I’d really like to play a loud woman.
AR: You were a producer on Lizzie. Does making your own opportunities seem to be the key to finding them?
CS: It’s so hard producing a movie. If I found another project I felt as passionate about, I would do it again, but I’d make a lot of different choices. It’s shocking to me that I’ve been in this business for 20 years and there are so many things I’m only beginning to understand.
AR: What about your experience with Lizzie are you proudest of?
CS: I feel lucky to have worked with these amazing women: Fiona Shaw, Kim Dickens, Kristen Stewart. They all came to bat for me. I had to be the one to ask Kristen [to be in the movie], and I had to pursue her. That’s what’s difficult about producing — having to be pushy is hard for me. I was the one with access to her, so I had to text her, and I felt awful. For my next short, there’s this director of photography I want, and I have to push him every day. I’ve been on the receiving end of that, and I know what it feels like.
Source: Town & Country