"The umlaut isn't on my birth certificate. I had this book as a child called Chloë and Maude, and there was an umlaut on the e, and I said, I want that! It's a little flair. Just to confuse people even more. People always come up to me and say, Oh, you're Chloë Se-VIG-ny, right? Sevigny. Number seven, letter e."
— From Esquire, January 2009
• Fanpages (UK), first edition
• PUSS PUSS (UK) issue #4
• Sneeze (US) issue 26
• The Ingénue (UK) issue #3
• Yen (Australia) issue #84
• Tumblr: chloesevignyonline
• Twitter: chloesevignyorg
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• Official Site: ChloeSevigny.com
• Instagram: chloessevigny
• Twitter: OfficialChloeS
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• Movies •
Available on DVD and VOD.
Director: Tara Subkoff
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Alex Cox
Available on VOD.
Director: Danny Perez
Beatriz at Dinner
Director: Miguel Arteta
Available on DVD and VOD.
Director: Tristan Patterson
Genre: Bio, Crime, Drama
Director: Alex Ross Perry
Premiered at BAMcinemaFest June 2016.
Director: Mariko Munro, David Andalman
Genre: Short Film
Coming soon to Refinery29.
Director: Chloë Sevigny (debut)
Genre: Short Film
Lean on Pete
Director: Andrew Haigh
Director: Monty Whitebloom
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Love & Friendship
In select theaters worldwide.
Director: Whit Stillman
Genre: Period Drama
Role: Alicia Johnson
Kickstarter; pending update.
Director: Paul Felten, Joe DeNardo
Role: Chloë (cameo)
Director: Oren Moverman
Director: Tomas Alfredson
Genre: Crime, Drama
Untitled Lizzie Borden Project
Director: Craig William Macneill
Genre: Bio, Thriller
Role: Lizzie Borden
• Television •
American Horror Story: Hotel
Available on DVD and VOD.
Genre: Horror, Drama
Network: FX Networks
Role: Alex Lowe
Seasons 1 & 2 available on Netflix.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Chelsea O'Bannon
Pilot; pending update.
Role: Brandy Sommers
Pilot; pending update from Amazon.
Role: Vicky Frazier
• Other •
• Chloë Sevigny book
• KENZO x H&M ad campaign
• No Time for Love zine
• Soulwax feat. Chloë Sevigny - "Heaven Scent"
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shelley the nymphomaniac
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Here’s an article that’s been making the rounds online this week.
On Wednesday, Chloë Sevigny sat down with Kering, Variety and Refinery29’s Amy Emmerich to discuss women in Hollywood and film. Read the candid interview that resulted on Variety.com or under the cut.
Chloë Sevigny Talks Sexual Harassment in Hollywood, Knocks ‘The Huntsman’
by Brent Lang
Three major directors “crossed the line” with Chloë Sevigny in auditions for film roles, the actress said at Variety’s Cannes Film Festival panel on Wednesday.
“I’ve had the ‘what are you doing after this?’ conversation,” Sevigny said. “I’ve also had the ‘do you want to go shopping and try on some clothes and, like, I can buy you something in the dressing room’ [conversation],” she added. “Just like crossing the line weirdness.”
At another point, the actress remembered, a director told her, “‘You should show your body off more. You shouldn’t wait until you’re as old as this certain actress who had just been naked in a film, you should be naked on screen now.'”
Sevigny, whose credits include such sexually explicit films as Kids and The Brown Bunny, had a quick retort.
“If you know my career, I’ve been naked in every movie,” she said with a laugh.
Perhaps it was her refusal to succumb to their advances, but Sevigny never got the roles. The same might not be true for other up-and-coming actresses, she admitted.
“If you’re young and impressionable and really want the part, it might be a tempting avenue, but I hope not,” she said.
But Sevigny stopped short of labeling the behavior sexual harassment.
“I would consider it Hollywood,” she said. “Was it sexual harassment? It’s such a fine line.”
The actress, who is in Cannes promoting a short film she just directed, entitled Kitty, said that female filmmakers are held to different standards than men.
May 16, 2016
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Great interview (and photoshoot!) with Chloë Sevigny about movies, directors, New York and the changing times in the newest, May 14th issue of Guardian Weekend. Check it out on the Guardian website or under the cut.
Chloë Sevigny: ‘I now have total disdain for directors’
by Xan Brooks
In the 90s she was dubbed ‘the coolest girl in the world’. Now happily reunited with Whit Stillman, she looks back at her rollercoaster career
One warm April weekend, Chloë Sevigny arranges a boot sale in the heart of Manhattan’s East Village. She empties her wardrobe, batches up her belongings and operates the cash register on the corner of Avenue C. Vintage clothes, hats and shoes: they all have to go. The actor is embarking on a spot of spring-cleaning, shedding some of the baggage from her own wild years. In so doing, she is maybe shedding a piece of New York history as well.
In the early 1990s, the grungy East Village was Sevigny’s natural habitat, her happy hunting ground. She first came here as a callow Catholic teenager and was adopted by the freaks, geeks and skaters who haunted the neighbourhood around Tompkins Square Park. These streets defined her and she, in turn, defined them. She was the ingénue turned model turned indie mainstay; “the coolest girl in the world”, according to Jay McInerney, who trailed her around town for a 1994 New Yorker profile. Since then, the district and its muse appear to have outgrown each other.
“The East Village, it’s lost,” Sevigny says with a snort. “Have you seen Astor Place? Starbucks, Citibank, Kmart, and that’s about it. Some of the streets are still holding out – you can still find a few of the old mom-and-pop stores. The avenues? Forget it. They’re gone for good.” She is only 41, but speaks like an old-timer, casting her eyes back to a sepia-toned era.
The boot sale has been busy, which means Sevigny has been stuck on the till. She arrives 15 minutes late at the wood-panelled hotel lobby, where an open fire blazes in the grate and wedding guests gather for formal photographs by the hearth.
We find a quiet spot in the corner and Sevigny whips off her sunglasses, smooths down her print dress and dips instantly into conspiratorial conversation. She is talking about the sale, her friends, her new base in Brooklyn, just across the East river. She is hard not to warm to, jumping from topic to topic. Her voice is as low and hardboiled as that of a film noir femme fatale, but her freewheeling air is pure 1930s screwball.
Great new interview with Chloë Sevigny on the V Magazine website, in which Chloë talks about among other things the new Chloë book, Kids, The Brown Bunny and Vincent Gallo and being “sort of” engaged (congrats, Chloë!!). Extracts below:
What have you gotten criticism for?
CS: When Brown Bunny came out, there was a real puritanical press onslaught. They dragged me over the coals. Doing something transgressive like that, it was kind of inevitable, starting off with Kids. I love Vincent [Gallo] as an artist. We’re not friends anymore, which kind of makes me sad. Maybe we will be again one day. Now that I’m getting old, though, it’s hard to see people you haven’t seen in a while because everybody ages so much and I don’t want him to see me older. But yeah, other than that, people love to say that snide, “She’s so indie, cooler-than-cool” stuff. I don’t take offense to any of it.
What’s your favorite page in the book?
CS: The prom page. I went with my first boyfriend when I was a freshman and he was a senior, and when I was a senior, I went with Joey, my boyfriend then. I’m still friends with him. I’m godmother to his son.
Who are the photographers you worked with most often?
CS: We got all the fashion heavy hitters, Mario [Sorrenti], Steven Klein, Albert Watson, [Michael] Thompson, Glen [Luchford], Juergen [Teller], Ryan [McGinley], Mert & Marcus, Craig McDean, Annie Leibovitz—she gave us permission to use some Polaroids, which is really surprising because she’s normally so controlling over her images. My friend Rita Ackermann, she’s a painter, and she was making some clothes, and [Marcelo Krasilcic and I] did a whole shoot for them and the photos were never published anywhere. I ran almost every photo from that shoot [in the book]. But Terry Richardson, Mark Borthwick, and Inez & Vinoodh are the ones who have photographed me the most consistently over the years.
You still work with Terry, right?
CS Yeah. I love him. That whole controversy is mired in…yeah.
I see a ring. Are you engaged?
CS: It’s sort of an engagement.
Good interview with Chloë Sevigny by The Daily Beast from last August in which Chloë talks about working with Whit Stillman, moving to Brooklyn, her upcoming style retrospective “Chloe Book”, and her thoughts on her work in Kids and The Brown Bunny today. Full article on The Daily Beast or under the cut.
Chloe Sevigny on ‘The Cosmopolitans,’ New York’s Frat Boy Takeover, and ‘Asshole’ Michael Alig
The star of ‘Kids’, former NYC club fixture, and fashion icon has reunited with Whit Stillman for a new Amazon series, and is shooting another on Netflix. Over lunch with Marlow Stern, she opened up about her wild life.
Due to some heavy traffic — summer, tourists — I’m five minutes late to my interview with Chloe Sevigny, the actress/city girl/fashionista. The setting she’s chosen is Balthazar, Keith McNally’s chic SoHo bistro, and it couldn’t be more fitting.
We’re here to discuss her role in Whit Stillman’s The Cosmopolitans, a half-hour pilot made for Amazon Studios that will premiere on Amazon Instant Aug. 28. It centers on a group of American expatriates in Paris, played by Adam Brody, Sevigny, and Carrie MacLemore, and is populated by Stillman’s usual brand of upper-class sophisticates, which he coined the Urban Haute Bourgeoisie — basically, the type of people who’d frequent a place like Balthazar.
Upon entering, I spot Sevigny seated in the back, feasting on a plate of oysters, a goat cheese salad, and iced tea. The 39-year-old is looking very summery — you can scope her outfit here, since the Daily Mail apparently snapped her moments after we parted ways — and in good spirits. She whips out her phone and shows me a picture of models clad in fitted hats and T’s sporting the label “Tri-State Represent” on them. It’s part of a fashion line she’s doing with Opening Ceremony that’s launching Sept. 11. “It’s a play on those annoying, white caps that say Syracuse Lacrosse,” she says, laughing. “I think it’s hilarious. We always called all the preppy kids in high school white caps.”
Sevigny grew up Darien, Connecticut, but would go into Manhattan on the weekends. In 1992, she was spotted by Sassy magazine, and became a model/intern for the fashion rag. Then, after graduating high school in ’93, she moved to the city — shaved head and all — and grew into a nightlife fixture, frequenting the Gatien-operated hot spots like Limelight and Tunnel. The following year, Jay McInerney wrote a glowing, 7-page feature on her in The New Yorker dubbed “Chloe’s Scene,” anointing her one of the “coolest girls in the world,” and the year after that, she starred as Jennie, a troubled teen in the zeitgeisty indie film Kids, written by her close pal (and later boyfriend) Harmony Korine. She received an Oscar nod for her gripping turn in 1999’s Boys Don’t Cry, and took home a Golden Globe award for the HBO series Big Love.
Much as we suspected, Chloë Sevigny’s recent visit to Terry Richardson’s studio has translated into a magazine feature, as Chloë is featured on the cover of the August issue of Out, a gay and lesbian fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine. Check out the cover and a couple of small preview pics of the inside images in our gallery, and the full article on Out.com.
Some excerpts from the article:
“I was worried people would be angry that they didn’t cast a real person who was transitioning [for the part of Mia in Hit & Miss],” she says. “I asked why they didn’t, and the producers said they didn’t find the right person. It’s a big responsibility toward that community, and I wanted to do them right.” The show’s writer, Sean Conway, was more categorical. “I don’t think anyone else could have played the part,” he says. “She’s hypnotizing and perfectly balances the tender with the brutal. I could watch her forever.”
[…] “Being around the men on set, being naked, and having that on, I just felt insecure and uncomfortable. Plus the process to put it on was very involved. I had to shave myself, it’s glued on, painted, like any prosthetic. It’s not fun to have someone right up in your private parts,” she deadpans before letting out her hooting laugh, a signature Chloë-ism. “I think the root of why I was so upset with having it on was that I wasn’t fully trusting of the producers and directors,” she admits. “Now I can rest assured, because I’ve seen it, and it’s not gratuitous. It shouldn’t be a show about a fucking penis.'”
[…] “People expect me to say I regret Brown Bunny, but I won’t.”
[…] “Sevigny denies that she’s the clotheshorse she’s made out to be, but does, in fact, know her place in the fashion food chain. For the British premiere of Hit & Miss she requested about 20 dresses for consideration, but only received two. “Aren’t I one of the top searches on Style.com, for crying out loud?” she says with mock disgust. “How hard is it to get a fucking dress from Valentino?” When it’s noted that that quote will definitely make it to print, she clasps her hands together and lets out a raspy laugh.”
More on Out.com.
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Chloë Sevigny was on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour earlier today to talk about her new miniseries Hit & Miss. Listen to the full interview below:
We’re back! And while we were gone, it looks like Chloë Sevigny’s interview in the recently published January 2011 issue of US Playboy‘s been making headlines.
Those who have read the interview will know that Chloë talked among other things a little bit about her experience starring in writer-director-star Vincent Gallo’s infamous film, The Brown Bunny (2003), and the uproar and harsh critique that followed her notorious oral sex scene with Gallo. Interestingly, Gallo himself has now opened up about Chloë’s involvement in the film to NY Post’s Page Six, as follows:
“Chloe and I were never boyfriend and girlfriend. In 1995 we made out once in Paris. I feel Chloe has suggested we were boyfriend and girlfriend to lessen the boldness of her appearance […] and to portray herself as a devoted girlfriend and victim rather than a great radical performer. Chloe brilliantly understood that the media would persist in thinking that she did it out of loyalty to me. […] I am sorry she feels the experience was so startling that she needs therapy to resolve her feelings.”
Peaches Geldof also had something to say to Chloë’s remarks about her in the issue, but who wants to know.