Another great article and interview with Chloë Sevigny, this one from the Interview magazine website. In the interview, Chloë talks a lot about Big Love, her thoughts on the show coming to an end, the media frenzy that followed her “Season 4 was awful” comments and the YouTube “Chloe Sevigny” impersonator Drew Droege. She also confirms to Interview that she will not be doing the upcoming Broadway production Extremities with Katie Holmes. Full article under the cut.
For five seasons on HBO’s Big Love, she has played the middle wife; but in reality, Chloë Sevigny is no second fiddle. She has opinions, and even when she’s afraid to express them, they still find their way of getting out.
Sevigny is that rare bird — an Oscar-nominated and Golden-Globe winning actress who nevertheless finds the time to secure her “indie-darling” status by also starring in smaller independent films. For Chloë Sevigny, it’s not about how much fame a project is going to get her. It’s about quality — statements on which have gotten her into trouble in the recent past. We sat down to talk about the final season of Big Love, her rumored apocalyptic coupling with a member of Jersey Shore, and why the media just won’t let an actress speak her mind.
Sam Bellikoff: You’re in California right now? Have you been doing a lot of press?
Chloë Sevigny: Yeah, we had a junket today, so a lot of press.
Bellikoff: Jumping right in… In the new season of Big Love, something that started in season four is that your character Nicki is finding herself. She’s dressing less and less like a woman straight off the fundamentalist Mormon compound. How do you feel about the evolving look?
Sevigny: I didn’t really like it. I preferred in the first and second season, when she had a really distinct look. It was a real extension of her personality and where she came from. Now, she’s trying to play the part more of Bill’s wife. She doesn’t want to stand out so much. Her dressing less and less compound-esque is her way of distancing herself from her roots. Season five is all about the twin sets, sweater sets. According to the editors and the creators, everybody is raving about the sweater sets. It’s a throwback to the ’50s, you know, big-chested, sweater sets.
Bellikoff: With the bob haircut, I can see that. It comes of as her interpretation of what a housewife should be outside of the compound…
Sevigny: It’s also a little English countryside schoolgirl, mixed with some Hillary Clinton circa-mid-’80s… the whole mix. It’s just basically pretty conservative. She’s trying to be an influence on her daughter, in a way that says, “This is how you can dress normally but not still look like a slut.”