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American actress and fashion icon Chloë Sevigny is one of Hollywood's boldest and most gifted actors. Known for her many indie film roles, Sevigny has garnered much critical acclaim since her 1995 debut, most recently a Golden Globe for her performance on HBO's Big Love. Sevigny is also widely revered for her sense of style, and recently launched her fourth collection for the hip NY label Opening Ceremony.

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Advocate.com has published a really excellent and insightful article and interview with Chloë Sevigny ahead of tomorrow’s Hit & Miss premiere on DirecTV, in which Chloë talks about, among other things, working on Hit & Miss, playing Nicki on Big Love, a controversy that arose this spring of her use of the word “tranny”, and the Drew Droege “Chloe Sevigny” spoof videos on YouTube. Definitely one of her best interviews this year; highly recommend reading. :) Full article on Advocate.com or under the cut.


Chloe Sevigny Hits It with Her Best Shot
by Diane Anderson-Minshall

The actress subverts gender again in her newest role as a transgender woman who just happens to be an assassin.

Actress Chloë Sevigny may be best known to TV viewers for playing Nicolette “Nicki” Grant, the most interesting of three sister wives on HBO’s long-running polygamy drama, Big Love. But she’s equally iconic for her game-changing roles in the shocking Kids and the transgender Oscar-winner Boys Don’t Cry. Sevigny’s had a bevy of films that play with gender, including Candy Darling and If These Walls Could Talk 2, and last year she cross-dressed as distinctive fashion photographer Terry Richardson for the cover of the avant-garde trans fashion magazine Candy (shot by Richardson).

She subverts gender again in her next role, where she plays a transgender woman who just happens to be an assassin. It may be her best part yet. Hit & Miss, a six-part miniseries that premieres in July on DirectTV, centers around Mia, a contract killer whose trans identity is unknown to those around her. Her life, already precarious, is sent into a tailspin when she receives a letter from her ex. The woman is dying and wants to confess that before she transitioned, Mia fathered an 11-year-old son.

For the role, Sevigny wanted to play Mia as a glamorous woman who easily passes as female — more April Ashley (a gorgeous famous British fashion model outed as transgender in 1961) than Felicity Huffman’s Transamerica character, who she says “hadn’t quite flourished all the way yet.”

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Check out this article from The Daily Beast in which Drew Droege discusses his (in)famous “Chloe Sevigny” YouTube drag impersonation. Here’s how he describes meeting Chloë for the first time at a Christmas party last December:

I’ve had countless people ask, “What does the real Chloë think of these videos?” We have several friends in common, and all I had heard was that she said that she hadn’t watched them because she has really thin skin and didn’t want her feelings hurt. While I don’t think my videos are mean-spirited at all, I completely respected her stance. I mean, how weird must this be for her? [...]

Finally, my friend Mike approached her and said something to the effect of “Hey, my friend plays you, and he’d love to meet you.” Then he literally dragged me across the room to meet Ms. Sevigny. We kind of just stared at each other for a while, and I said, “I hope you know how much I love you. Thanks for being you: you’re awesome.” Then, she gave me a big hug and made my Chloë face at me. That bitch has seen my videos! She’s doing me! Then we wildly laughed and hugged again and talked about vodka. She was the definition of cool, wearing a retro denim jacket, over a leather mini-dress, smoking a Merit Ultra Light, with unwashed hair and a homeless boy-date.

After realizing that she wasn’t going to throw her cocktail in my face, or punch me in the asshole, or simply ask, “Why are you doing this to me?” it came to my attention that I really like this person. My friend Darryl approached us and took a picture. And then I said, “I have to go, but it was so great to meet you.” I needed to keep it brief, so that I didn’t come off like a skin-wearing murderer or, worse, a starfucker. And she grabbed me by the back of the head and kissed me four times on the face. We never talked about my videos, which, I think, is a good thing. In five minutes, we traded mountains of nonverbal communication, and I think we were both a little relieved.

A few weeks later, she was interviewed in Entertainment Weekly, and she talked about meeting me. She said I was “very charming and very nervous.” Well, yeah, I think we both were. And she said that I don’t dress or sound like her, and she doesn’t see a connection between my character and herself. Which is totally valid. I get it. I think it’s always dumb and pointless for actors to describe their own work and their process and all that shit, but I will say this: I’m doing parody, I’m sending up a world, and I happen to look a little bit like Chloë Sevigny. However, my Chloë and the real Chloë are two very different people. Sometimes we just happen to go to the same parties.

Read the full article on The Daily Beast. You’ll find all of Droege’s “Chloe Sevigny” videos on YouTube.


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Short article and interview with Chloë Sevigny from NY Daily News, in which Chloë talks among other things about her new collection for Opening Ceremony, the real Judy Marks (whom she portrays in Mr. Nice, out now in select U.S. theaters) and growing up with her brother Paul. Full article under the cut.


Right at home: For Chloe Sevigny, New York is her playground

New York isn’t just Chloe Sevigny’s home; it’s her vacation.

“I have to travel to Los Angeles or wherever for work,” she says. “But New York, I hate being busy in New York. I’d rather just sit in Tompkins Square Park all day and not do anything.”

The East Village resident has been taking a breather since the end of her HBO series Big Love, but she has just hit the big screen with Mr. Nice, in which she plays Judy Marks, the wife of Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans), a Welsh-born drug dealer who specialized in hashish and racked up almost four dozen pseudonyms while on the run from the law.

The real Howard is still living, and so is the real Judy.

“I met her near the end of the shoot, in Spain. She lives there,” says Sevigny. “And then we’ve been emailing for a while. She’s an awesome woman.”

This month, Sevigny will debut her fourth collection for Opening Ceremony in a runway show — the first time the retailer has ever taken to the catwalk for any of its lines. Looking pretty in a summer dress of her own design, the actress sat at the Playwright pub on Eighth Ave . to talk about New York nightlife, her stylish brother and her drag queen doppelganger.

Where would you wear your new line in New York?
Well, I live in the East Village, so of course I would wear it there. I would wear it for cocktails somewhere. I mean, do we want to get specific?

If you want to reveal where you go.
I go everywhere.

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A terrific and informative article and interview with Chloë Sevigny from BlackBookMag.com, in which Chloë discusses among other things working on Mr. Nice and portraying Judy Marks, Big Love, Drew Droege’s “Chloe Sevigny” drag impression and growing up. Full article under the cut.


Chloë Sevigny on Going from Drug Smuggler to Pre-Op Trans Assassin

No one could ever accuse actor Chloë Sevigny of playing it safe. From her first major role as an HIV-positive teenager in Larry Clark’s KIDS to her Golden Globe Award–winning portrayal of a sister-wife on HBO’s Big Love, the 36-year-old actor and fashion designer has never been one to shy away from controversy. In her latest film, Mr. Nice, Sevigny plays Judy Marks, wife of Howard Marks, a Welsh drug smuggler who was alleged to have once run 10% of the world’s hashish trade. Up next, she’s planning a return to television with two very different miniseries: a Lizzie Borden biopic, in which she’ll play the homicidal lead, and a still-untitled project about a pre-op transsexual assassin, for which she’s readying her Irish brogue.

First, however, a chat — about everything from Patti Smith and bong hits to why her brother Paul won’t be DJing her first Opening Ceremony fashion show next week — from inside Manhattan’s Playwright Tavern, an appropriately unexpected place to meet an Oscar nominee.

Had you known about Howard Marks before signing on to play his wife?
No, but I asked my English friends, who said he was a huge counter-culture icon in the UK. He wrote a book, also called Mr Nice, that every kid over there reads. The alternative kids hero-worship him.

Have you read Judy’s blog?
No, I’m not really into the internet.

She says lovely things about you on it.
We didn’t meet until after I finished shooting the film, but we ended up bonding in Spain. I think Bernard [Rose, the film’s director] didn’t want me to become friendly with her because he didn’t want it to color my performance. He didn’t want me to become more sympathetic to her and to her children, even though I’d read all about it from the book.

She wrote that the two of you have a lot in common, one of those things being that you’ve both had your “fair share of messing about on yachts.” What did she mean by that?
She grew up in a sailing family and so did I. My dad was a big sailor and my brother Paul actually tried to sail in the Olympics. He went to the College of Charleston because of their sailing team. He used to deliver people’s yachts from Newport down to the Caribbean for money, and I’ve done that with him a few times. So that’s probably what she meant, but maybe it’s also a class thing because the English are so obsessed with that. Maybe she means we’re cut from a similar cloth.

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Article and interview with Chloë Sevigny from Ology.com, in which Chloë talks about her work in Mr. Nice, Big Love, Drew Droege’s “Chloe Sevigny” online drag impression and more. It’s a great, honest read. Full article under the cut.


Chloë Sevigny Sick of Playing the Suffering Wife, Incredibly Honest

They say honesty is the best policy, but few actors take that sentiment to heart as genuinely as Chloë Sevigny, who was kind enough to sit down with me and a few other curious minds this morning in midtown Manhattan. She has one of those ebullient laughs that nervously tumbles out without warning. Ms. Sevigny is promoting her latest film, the little seen Mr. Nice, which played SXSW last March and has its U.S. premiere on June 3rd. It’s the true life story of Howard Marks, a Welsh dope smuggler played by Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, The Replacements), as directed by Bernard Rose (Candyman, Immortal Beloved). Ms. Sevigny plays Howard’s wife Judy, and had plenty to say on a myriad of topics. Things like:

TRANSPORTATION
The car service guy decided to cross town on 45th street. It was really idiotic.

WHY SHE PLAYED THE PART
I was attracted to Rhys. Not as in I wanted to get in the sack with him, but I was attracted to him as an actor and as a human.

THE REAL JUDY MARKS
Unfortunately, I didn’t meet Judy until the very end. Bernard didn’t want me to meet her and I had to respect the director’s wishes, but now I wish I had been able to meet her sooner. I would have had more ideas to play with to humanize her more than just the long-suffering wife, which is always slightly humiliating.

MARIJUANA
I can’t smoke pot because I get The Fear. I get paranoid. But some of the other cast and crew members were partaking. Method acting.

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Terrific video interview with Chloë Sevigny from Imagine Fashion, in which Chloë talks about a two-part miniseries she’s currently developing with HBO, and watches the YouTube “Chloe Sevigny” impersonator Drew Droege for the first time. Looks like the video was shot in Chloë’s New York apartment as well. Thanks to babydoll1125 @ The Fashion Spot for the find!


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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.


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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.”

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Another interesting recent article and interview with Chloë Sevigny, from EW.com. In this article, Chloë talks chiefly about her future projects post-Big Love (which may or may not include television and Broadway) and her thoughts on the YouTube “Chloe” impersonator. Full article under the cut.


Big Love star Chloe Sevigny on starring opposite Katie Holmes on Broadway, her dream TV job, and the comedian who spoofs her online

Big Love fans were sad to learn that this will be the final season of HBO’s family drama (spoiler alert: I’ve seen the premiere episode and it’s great) but star Chloe Sevigny, who plays the manipulative Nicki, is already thinking about her future gigs. The actress’ name has been mentioned as potentially starring opposite Katie Holmes in a Broadway revival of the play Extremities. Sevigny confirmed that she has indeed been considering a role in the revival . “I was reading it and I’m kind of seeing how the cast is gonna pan out,” she says. “I know the director is great but I feel like the cast has gotta be real strong. And it’s such a commitment.”

Meanwhile, she’s not ruling out a return to a TV series but is very specific about what she wants out of the project, namely, that it’s shot on the East Coast. Says the actress, “I’m not opposed to another series but I don’t think I’d do one in Los Angeles. I’d like to do a half-hour comedy on a cable network in New York where I play someone really glamorous and really goofy. That’s my dream job!” she says, laughing.

But the question everyone wants to know (or maybe just me and my EW colleagues Tanner Stransky and Henry Goldblatt) is what does Sevigny think about comedian Drew Droege and his hilarious series of viral video spoofs of the actress? “I met him the other day,” says Sevigny. “I feel like he doesn’t dress like me, he doesn’t talk like me! I feel like there’s zero connection. I don’t even understand how he can say it’s me. And then the things he references are sooo not me. He was very charming and very nervous. He thought I hated him. Of course not! I’m flattered. But it’s just not me at all!”

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Film: Black Dog, Red Dog (TBA)
In post-production.
Director: NYU students
Genre: Drama
Role: Ali
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Film: Electric Slide (2013)
Filming in Los Angeles.
Director: Tristan Patterson
Genre: Bio, Crime, Drama
Role: TBA
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Film: Lovelace (2012)
In theaters December 2012.
Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Genre: Bio, Drama
Role: Rebecca
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Film: Panarea (2013)
In pre-production.
Director: Adam Bhala Lough
Genre: Drama
Role: Linnea
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Film: The Wait (TBA)
In post-production.
Director: M. Blash
Genre: Drama
Role: Emma
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TV: American Horror Story (2012)
Wednesdays on FX.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Network: FX
Role: Shelley (S2 recurring guest)
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TV: Big Love (2006-2011)
Series complete and on DVD.
Genre: Drama
Network: HBO
Role: Nicolette "Nicki" Grant
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TV: Doll & Em (TBA)
Coming soon.
Genre: Comedy
Network: Sky
Role: TBA (guest)
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TV: Hit & Miss (2012)
Series complete and on DVD.
Genre: Drama, Miniseries
Network: Sky Atlantic
Role: Mia Langan
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TV: Law & Order: SVU (2012)
Episode 13.18 aired Apr 18.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Network: NBC
Role: Christine Hartwell (S13E18 guest)
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TV: Lizzie Borden (TBA)
Announced.
Genre: Drama, Miniseries
Network: HBO
Role: Lizzie Borden
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TV: Louie (2012)
Episode 3.09 aired Aug 23.
Genre: Comedy
Network: FX
Role: Jeanie (S03E09 guest)
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TV: Portlandia (2013)
Season 3 premieres Jan 4 2013 on IFC.
Genre: Comedy
Network: IFC
Role: Alexandra (S3 guest)
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TV (Pilot): Those Who Kill (2013)
Filming this fall in Pittsburgh.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Network: A&E
Role: Catherine Jensen
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Other Projects:
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• Theater: Black Mirror (2011)

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