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Tavi to Pursue Acting?


Photo: Patrick McMullan

Tavi Gevinson 

Two months ago we learned that teenage fashion blogger extraordinaire, Tavi Gevinson, would be making her film debut in the upcoming Nicole Holofcener flick alongside Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, and James Gandolfini.

Now, for this first time since the news broke, Tavi sits down with Vanity Fair to talk about her upcoming role and life on the big screen.

Vanity Fair: You just finished your first acting job, on Nicole Holofcener's next film with Catherine Keener. Can you talk about your part a little?

Tavi Gevinson: I read the script while we were on the road and then I auditioned for the part the day after we got to L.A., which was our last stop on the trip. I loved the role because we were just talking about that feeling of [being] slightly disconnected, and this [character] is not in high school but she just graduated and that feeling kind of sticks with her.... Normally I think that you think of those characters as the weirdos—like you think those characters only exist in The Perks of Being a Wallflower or a Winona Ryder movie. But this girl is totally normal, wears jeans, and is O.K. at school, but still feels that way. It's not like she's found some kind of alternative subculture where that feeling is O.K. She just lives in this really normal world with moms who love yogurt and still feels that way. I just thought that was really interesting.

Vanity Fair: Was it positive enough of an experience that you would consider pursuing a career in acting?

Tavi Gevinson: Oh, I'd really like to. The experience was very, very special. In a way, it's kind of like the road trip in memory. It was really fast and you're just trying to keep up with everything and do a good job. You'er also sort of half yourself and half someone else, but I love it a lot and would like to do something like that again.

So, there you have it, Tavi Gevinson could potentially give up the world of Rookie to pursue a full-time acting career. Though that seems unlikely at this point in her life as she also told Vanity Fair that she "would like a Rookie retreat, a Rookie camp, a Rookie Girl Scout trip. We'll just have to see how things continue to develop."

And we just know those Rookie Girl Scout cookies will be delicious.

See the complete interview on VanityFair.com



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